Headlight Armor High Performance Lighting Protection kits are designed to cover and protect your vehicles lights from the ravages of the road and adverse weather. They are made from durable impact resistant 20mil high performance clear or tinted material with a clear acrylic adhesive backing that you apply to your lights. We have a comprehensive step by step DIY photo section with lots of pictures here. This is the same type of material used by racers to protect their lights at speeds over 150 mph! A necessity for those participating in track days or HPDE. The tough films help protect against everyday road hazards that can damage and destroy your vehicle's very expensive lights, such as gravel, winter road salt/sand, and road debris.
Consider the cost of replacing a damaged composite headlight these days - over $800 EACH in a lot of cases. Adding a layer of protection against the elements is a good idea - plus these are much easier to maintain than old fashioned clip on covers, which are just as susceptible to pitting as you headlights and susceptible to theft. While other companies may use thinner 2-3mil sign vinyl (know as overlays), 8-15mil paint protection film, or older thicker versions of 40-120mil vinyl we have found that our 20-23mil films offer the best combination of protection, ease of install, along with long term performance.
Most kits have a designed in tolerance around the perimeter of the headlight housing to facilitate a smooth installation and provide good long-term performance. If your light has a steep contour (usually for some sort of marker/reflector) your kit may come with a relief cut or notch in the kit. This is done to improve the install and insure long term performance. Most kits can be installed in 15-45 minutes. Take a look at your headlights, the more steep angles and bulges they have the more patience & time will be required to install these protective covers. If you don't feel confident about applying the film on your own, you might want to seek out the help of a friend who has installed them before. All kits are removable but you can only apply them once after the adhesive has set.
Clear Headlight Protection Kits: The Clear Headlight Shield kits have been available for years and are a great idea for those looking to protect your headlights while leaving the look of your vehicle unaltered. Don't confuse these with the cheap thin versions that are made from vinyl sign over-laminate or paint protection film, these are made from a tough material designed for vehicle lighting applications. They are much thicker and stronger to help guard against expensive headlight damage! Click the photo on the left for the Clear headlight kit install gallery and the photo on the right for the full night testing results page.
HID Blue Headlight Protection Kits: The HID Blue Headlight covers give non-HID lamps the HID look while protecting your lenses! Headlight Armor HID Blue Headlight Protection kits are designed to mix with your headlights light output and shine through bright white. If you already have HID's these will enhance the look even further. Click the photo on the left for the HID Blue Headlight kit install gallery and the photo on the right for the full night testing results page.
GT Yellow Headlight Protection Kits: The GT Yellow Headlight Protection film kits are used on GT production based sports car racing classes in the US, Europe and in Japan to set classes apart from other one another. They also simulate the 'French Fog' headlights and provide better visibility in rain, snow and fog. With Headlight Armor GT Yellow Headlight Protection kit installed your lights will shine a strong yellow. Gives your vehicle that aggressive racing look during the day and better visibility during inclement weather. Great for fog lights too. Click the photo on the left for the GT Yellow headlight kit install gallery and the photo on the right for the full night testing results page.
Light Smoke Headlight Protection Kits: The Light Smoke Headlight Protection film kits will
tone down the chrome of the headlight and give your vehicle a subtle smoked mean look while protecting your lights.
They will have an impact on overall light output, but significantly less than
the Smoke. Click the photo on the left for the smoked headlight kit install gallery and the photo on the right for the full night testing results page.
Smoke Headlight Protection Kits: The Smoke Headlight Protection film kits will have a similar effect on your headlights at night as would having your entire windshield tinted.
They will give your vehicle a smooth mean look while protecting your lights. Click the photo on the left for the smoked headlight kit install gallery and the photo on the right for the full night testing results page.
Stealth Smoke Headlight Protection Kits: The Stealth Smoke film kits will have a similar effect on your headlights at night as would having your entire windshield tinted AND then wearing sunglasses too. They look pretty dark when you look at your lights during the day but are NOT recommended for any vehicle that is driven at night - great for show cars and track cars. They are also a fantastic base for a custom cut application. Say for example you wanted to 'black out' the majority of the headlight while custom cutting out a circle(s) for the projector(s) to shine through these would be perfect. Seeing that this is a special order kit and not intended for use at night they were not included in our headlight protection kit night time testing session.
Please Note: Check your local laws before installing on road going vehicles as they may or may not be legal on your primary lighting in your state or country.