Car Lighting Selector

Right lighting for more comfort and greater safety on the road ahead of you

The importance of car lighting

If you are planning on buying a new car, don’t treat the lighting lightly. The driving lights you choose are important for your comfort and safety for night-time driving. 90% of the information we need for driving is visual. It is the lack of this visual information that makes the risk of being involved in a road accident at night 2 to 3 times higher than during the day. And, on average, the severity of such accidents is more than 50% higher. Research proves that better lighting can reduce fatal accidents at night by 16% or more. The best way to judge a car’s lighting, is to test it during a night drive. We have developed this site to help you know what to look for and make an informed choice.

How to use this tool?

This car lighting selector has two parts:

  • Information and explanations of lighting technologies and features. This helps you understand the lighting choices available to you when buying a new car, and how these could match your needs.
  • A test sheet to help you compare different lighting configurations and guidance for your decision. You can use the sheet electronically or as a printout. Be aware that not all car types have all lighting configurations available as option.
LightSightSafety is an independent organization, financed by the automotive lighting industry.
We intend this information to support your decision. LightSightSafety does not endorse any particular lighting technologies or the products of any manufacturers.
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