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Tail Lights Product Guide
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Tail Lights for cars, sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks coming in 3 basic styles; LED tail lights, Euro tail lights or OE Style tail lights. Or you can go the less expensive route and upgrade to a high quality light bulb for your current tail lights. Whether you are replacing your tail lights or upgrading them, there is some basic information here that should be helpful. Performance, value, looks and cost are just a few factors involved in finding the right car or truck tail lights for your vehicles.
3 Styles of Tail Lights: LED, Euro & OE
LED Tail Lights: This style of tail light is generally the most expensive but offers many advantages over euro tails and OE style tail lights. LED tail lights generally meet or exceed DOT & SAE standards. They feature LED technology which offers faster response times and greater illumination compared to standard incandescent lighting. The more LED’s the brighter the light. LED means Light Emitting Diode which offers extra brightness and a longer life than conventional bulbs. Most Tail Light manufacturers offer LED styles tail lights with a variety of designs and lenses to give your ride from extra eye grabbing attention while also enhancing the quality and safety. All are a plug-in style installation.
Euro Tail Lights: This style of replacement tail light offers a number of advantages. Euro Tail Lights are generally less expensive than LED Lights. Euro Tails offer a “euro style” tail light housing with traditional light bulbs. This gives your car or truck head turning style with a euro tail light look with the performance of traditional tail lights. Euro tail lights generally meet or exceed DOT/SAE standards. These are also a plug in style installation.
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OE Style Tail Lights: Original Equipment Style Tail Lights are the most reasonably priced and offer replacement tail lights that meet DOT/SAE standards. OE style tail lights are a plug in style installation of are made with traditional light bulbs. The advantage here is the price and well as the ability to get replacement bulbs from almost any auto parts store.
Auto Light Bulb Upgrades: With the increased demand for Euro & LED tail lights, replacement light bulb upgrades for your OE tail lights have become very popular. Several manufacturers such a Putco, Hella, Plasmaglow & Street Glow offer replacement light bulbs for your factory tail lights. Xenon Light Bulbs, Optlux Light Bulbs & LED Light Bulbs. The light bulbs offer improved lighting in your tail lights at the price of a premium light bulb. The difficulty here is knowing what light bulbs you need to order. Putco has a light bulb ordering system integrated right with RealTruck we consider the best available as you only need to know your vehicle, and not the style of light bulb you need. When ordering the other brands, you will need to know your light bulb style.
Check out a typical install for an Anzo tail light on a Dodge Ram: