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Be Winter-Ready: Using LEDs in Cold Weather

Be Winter-Ready: Using LEDs in Cold Weather

Winter brings snow, sleet, and rain that can make driving a challenge. If you live in a cold climate, your first thought with your vehicle will likely concern how to keep it performing well once the temperature drops. For our customers, this idea also often applies to using LEDs in cold weather. That worry is understandable! Maintaining visibility is vital for safe driving -- no matter what the weather throws at you. 

Here are a few tips to make sure your vehicle lighting is winter-ready!

Ensure Your Winter Lights are in Working Condition

This step is the first thing most people do when they see the forecast. Check each light including headlights, fog lights, DRLs, turn signals, and brake lights. Every light should be functioning correctly and be free of obstructions like snow or ice that could reduce visibility. If you find lights that are not operating correctly, consider swapping to high-quality LED bulbs for cold-weather performance. It is also a good idea to test the battery and check the fuses regularly to be sure that you will not encounter any unexpected hiccups.

Upgrade Dim Lighting to Bright LEDs for Cold Weather

In the same vein, you may wish to totally update your lighting for better visibility. Some vehicles are equipped with dingy halogens or have lights that are just lackluster, which could present a safety hazard while you drive. LEDs for cold weather driving are a great choice due to their vibrant output and low energy draw. Avoid spending excessive amounts of money on low-quality lights that don't last. ORACLE Lighting offers three lines of top-notch LED bulbs and a variety of LED accessories that go where you go.

Some drivers may be concerned about using LEDs in cold weather. This is due to the idea that the LED's thermal management system may pull heat away from the lens, allowing ice to accumulate. The reality is that very few headlights of any kind create enough warmth to prevent build-up in harsh conditions. Build-up is entirely dependent on the ambient conditions so drivers should always be aware of the state of the headlights and take action to clear them as needed.


Or Choose a Heated-Lens Light for the Chilly Months

Some advice online will tell you to apply substances like wax or water-displacing treatments to your lens. This is an option; however, that action is sometimes concerning for some people. Another great option for extreme weather would be a headlight with a de-icing mechanism such as a heated lens! ORACLE Lighting has developed two products for vehicles that frequently experience tough weather conditions. 

 The deep-set headlights on the Jeep Wrangler JL and Jeep Gladiator JT can easily collect snow so the new Oculus Bi-LED Headlights with Heated Lens is an excellent solution to prevent hazardous buildup. Equip your Jeep Wrangler JL or Gladiator JT with the most advanced LED heated headlight to provide precision lighting and prevent any snow or ice accumulation. This de-icing feature on our heated Jeep headlight eliminates the worry of poor lighting performance and allows for the best functioning illumination when it matters most.

Construction vehicles such as snowplows work in the most extreme conditions. The Multifunction LED Plow Headlight with Heated Lens from ORACLE Lighting is a must-have. This multifunction headlight features an LED low beam, high beam, turn signal indicator, daytime running light. It also features patented heating technology with high-precision reflector-facing technology. The de-icing heating element ensures that the vehicle operator has the necessary illumination to get the job done. Providing better visibility in harsh environments creates a much safer and more enjoyable working environment.

Safe Driving for Winter Months with ORACLE Lighting

It is undeniable that unobstructed visibility is a vital factor for safety on slick roads. Be cautious and proactive by maintaining or upgrading your car's lighting with the best quality automotive lighting products with ORACLE Lighting. No matter the vehicle you drive, we have the LED lighting you need for an enjoyable winter. To get in contact with one of our sales specialists today, call toll-free at 1-800-407-5776 or visit us at our website



Top photo by Matt Collamer

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