PIAA has been the acknowledged leader in innovative automotive lighting products for decades. Visionary design, inspired engineering and quality components are the hallmark of PIAA’s reputation. At Automotive Concepts, we know the importance of high quality products and proper installation. When you’re in need of improved visibility on the road, you need lights that you can trust. PIAA is the only company to offer a lifetime warranty* on all of its lighting products.
Fog Lamps / Foul Weather Lamps
Have you ever tried to switch on your high beams in a patch of fog or rain only to discover it makes visibility worse? This is because the light from your high beams reflects off the water droplets in the fog, bouncing right back into your eyes. Fog lights are angled downward so they avoid the reflective water droplets and cast a wide beam of light down onto the road. The light gets lower than the fog so you are able to see clearer and drive safer. Fog lights (also referred to as foul weather lamps) enhance your vehicles low beams for improved visibility in rain, fog, or snow. The distance of illumination is similar to your vehicle’s low beam. Fog lights are available in a variety of styles and beam color to fit your specific needs.
*NEW* ATP All-Terrain Lamps
Where there are no roads, there are no street lights either. The engineers at PIAA have addressed the needs of off-road enthusiasts by creating the ATP (All-Terrain Pattern) which gives the ultimate combination of spread, height and distance.
Driving at night can be just as challenging as driving through precipitaion. Without being able to see the road ahead, your ability to respond to hazards is greatly diminished. Driving lights are designed to increase the range and brightness of your vehicle’s high beams. They are especially useful when cruising on the highways where they help you spot road hazards and signs long before you would with your high beams alone.
Dichronic Driving Lamps
Dichronic driving lights enhance your vehicle’s high beams. Their broad beam pattern proves quite useful on poorly lit streets and back roads, dramatically increasing visibility up and down hills and around corners.
What is the difference between a fog light and a driving light?
Fog lights work together with your low-beams to improve your visibility in foul weather, such as fog, rain, snow and mist. They emit a low, wide pattern of light that’s designed to shine below the haze. This reduces the amount of blinding glare that occurs when you turn on your hi-beams in foggy weather. Whereas, driving lights work with your high beams for greater visibility at longer distances. They project a long, narrow beam of light in a variety of patterns which greatly extend beyond your range of view. Driving lights are not intended for use alone or with the low beams of a standard headlamp system.
Is Halogen or HID Lighting Better? Can I retrofit my Halogen bulbs with HID?
HID (high-intensity discharge) lighting is far superior to traditional halogen lighting because it produces a brighter, more natural light that reduces eye strain and increases visibility. HID lighting works by creating an electrical arc which then heats up a cloud of gas, usually xenon, that’s floating in the bulb. However, you should not retrofit your traditional halogen bulbs with HID bulbs because the reflectors and lenses on your vehicle are designed for halogen bulbs. If you replace those with HID ones, you will dramatically increase your headlight’s glare, which is blinding and dangerous to oncoming traffic. There are special xenon filled halogen bulbs that can simulate an HID experience.
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*Limited Lifetime Warranty: With the exception of bulbs, PIAA Corporation, USA (“PIAA”) warrants its products to be free from defects in workmanship and materials under normal use for as long as the original purchaser owns them.