Making headlights brighter: this really helps

If you’ve been asking yourself how do I get brighter headlights because your car's low beam headlights are too weak, you should act fast. In this guide we have summarised three techniques that can help when car lights become too dim.

Low beam too weak: an underestimated danger

You have probably experienced it too: the low beam on your car is too weak and the road ahead is simply not illuminated properly. This can be dangerous because you cannot recognise possible obstacles quickly enough.

Out on the road with weak light in poor visibility is incredibly dangerous. It is not without reason that most fatal car accidents occur at night. So for your safety and that of other road users, it is extremely important that you see everything in good time and that you, too, are also seen by others.

Making headlamps brighter: This is how it works!

If you want to improve the light from your headlamps, you don't necessarily have to replace the entire headlamp to do so. Often a visit to the workshop is not even necessary. Nevertheless: you should not simply ignore the problem of lights that are too dim for the reasons mentioned above. That is why in the following sections we will present the three best remedies to combat inadequate headlamps.

Dim headlights: time for a cleaning

If your low beam is dim, then you should first try to clean the headlamp thoroughly. In most cases, this can already significantly improve performance and makes your headlights brighter. Warm water, a sponge and washing-up liquid or car shampoo are all that is needed for cleaning.

Incidentally, this also applies if your headlamps often fog up and your visibility is severely restricted as a result. If fogged up headlamps do not clear in a few minutes after starting the car, water has accumulated inside. Replace your headlamps if this should be the case or if the headlamps are still cloudy despite cleaning.

Improving the luminosity of the low beam: insert a new bulb

If the headlamp lights up dimly, then this may also be a sign that it is time to change your low beam. If you use halogen headlamps, then in most cases you can change the bulb yourself.

However, if your car has xenon or indeed LED headlamps, you will not be able to avoid a visit to the workshop even to replace a single bulb or diode because these lighting systems are very complicated.

Adjusting headlamps correctly

Even if your headlamps and lights are in perfect condition and properly cleaned, you may still find that the low beam is too weak. In such a case, the headlamps are probably not adjusted correctly. To adjust the headlamps correctly, you need a minimum of expertise. If you want to be on the safe side, a visit to the workshop is recommended here as well.