Tech Info >> The Do's and Don'ts of Retrofitting >

Over the years, we have seen a great deal of improper modification techniques being used by both, amateurs and professionals. We always advise customers to leave their lights stock unless they are absolutely confident that their retrofitter uses proper technique. Remember, you are not only trusting them with your money but also your lights. On average, most modern automotive headlights cost approximately $800-1000 USD per light assembly.

Our advice? Ask your retrofitter about their modification techniques. Remember: buyer beware!

The Don'ts:

Bulb Openings >

All of our products are designed to be as durable and reliable as possible. We take preventative measures to eliminate any chance of water entry. In order to ensure this, all factory bulb openings and provisions are sealed off and eliminated.
Butyl Rubber Tail Light / Window Sealant >

Manufacturers use very specific types of sealant to bond the headlight lens to the headlight hosuing. Under no circumstances should a headlight be sealed with tail light sealant as the temperature specifications are incorrect.
Cold Cathode Fluorescent (CCFL) Lighting Technology >

CCFL is fine for decorative applications like a computer case interior, but should never be used in an automotive application. CCFL tubes are too fragile and the inverters are prone to failure. Plus, they have trouble igniting at lower temperatures.
Crimp Connectors and Wire Taps >

Under no circumstances will we ever use wire taps or crimp connectors. These inferior connections are bulky, unrealiable and always result in problems. Solder and shrink tube.
Diffuser Lenses >

Under no circumstances will we ever use inferior diffuser lenses. Our plastic diffuser lenses are non-yellowing and offer optimal light transmission. Our plastics have built in UV inhibitors which reduce the effects of UV degradation.
External Xenon Ballasts >

All of our xenon headlight conversions utilize factory xenon projectors, factory xenon bulbs, and factory xenon ballasts. A xenon ballast converts 12v to over 20,000v. We eliminate the risk of injury (or death) as well as reduce clutter in the engine bay by fully integrating the ballast onto the headlight assembly. We also build a rear cap section that seals off the light assembly and allows easy access for bulb service.
Heat Guns >

Under no circumstances will we ever risk disassembling and re-assembling light assemblies with a heat gun. Heat guns do not offer precise temperature control and the risk of operator error is too great.
Home Ovens >

Under no circumstances will we ever risk disassembling and re-assembling light assemblies with a home oven. The thermostat found in your typical home oven lacks the high level of accuracy needed for proper temperature control.
LED Bulb >

None of our products use plug-in LED bulbs. These are inexpensive and mass produced overseas. All of our products use custom fabricated LED arrays that are built-to-spec to fit within the light assembly.
Rattle Can Paint >

All of our premium paint finishes are applied using HVLP spray equipment with automotive-grade materials. Chrome bezels are carefully stripped and prepped in order to achieve strong adhesion with a high-gloss finish.
Rebased Xenon Retrofit Kits >

We will not use, let alone sell any aftermarket rebased HID retrofit kits.
Halogen optics require halogen bulbs. Xenon optics require xenon bulbs. No exceptions.
Silicone Caulking >

Silicone adhesive & caulking are fine for home improvement projects. However, they are not suitable and should never be used to seal automotive light assemblies.
Welding Epoxies >

Under no circumstances will we ever use inferior adhesives. All of the adhesives we use have been carefully researched and tested. We use substrate-specific formulations that are designed to work across a wide temperature range and offer excellent oil, moisure and chemical resistance.