Smoked Taillight Film Visibility Testing

A lot of you may have seen our Headlight Armor Smoked Taillight Film Kits during the day - most photos on the site were taken during the day - and wondered what the tail lights might look like at night with one of our Smoked Tail Light kits installed. Or perhaps you have wondered if the running lights / parking lights or even the brake lights were still functional. Below are night views of Headlight Armor smoked taillight tail light film covers during performance testing. This is what a vehicle equipped with various Headlight Armor Smoked Taillight cover kits look like at night. We did two different sets; the first at ~500 feet and the second at ~1000 feet. All photos were done with the same vehicle, parked in the same spots on the same night. The left side taillights in the photos have the various tint levels and the right side taillights were left stock to compare the difference with the smoke tinted film applied.

Daytime Smoked Taillight Kit Visibility Testing

Test Conditions:

  • Camera - Nikon 4600
  • Camera Settings - Night Landscape
  • Photo Editing - None (just resized)
  • Test Vehicle - 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX - Stock Halogen Bulbs

Night Smoked Taillight Kit Visibility Testing

500 Feet (~152 Meters)

Running Lights - Left 50% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Running Lights - Left 50% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Brake Lights - Left 50% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Brake Lights - Left 50% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Running Lights - Left 30% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Running Lights - Left 30% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Brake Lights - Left 30% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Brake Lights - Left 30% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Running Lights - Left 20% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Running Lights - Left 20% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Brake Lights - Left 20% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Brake Lights - Left 20% Light Smoke - Right Stock

1000 Feet (~305 Meters)

Running Lights - Left 50% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Running Lights - Left 50% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Brake Lights - Left 50% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Brake Lights - Left 50% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Running Lights - Left 30% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Running Lights - Left 30% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Brake Lights - Left 30% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Brake Lights - Left 30% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Running Lights - Left 20% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Running Lights - Left 20% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Brake Lights - Left 20% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Brake Lights - Left 20% Light Smoke - Right Stock

Keep in mind that taking night photos is a challenge and depending on your eyes, your computer, and your vehicles existing lighting your results may vary. All photos completely unaltered (aside from re-sizing them to fit on the page).