There are a variety of headlamps available for a vehicle, either mounted originally on your vehicle or sold on various aftermarket parts dealers. In North America, most headlights are of the sealed beam construction type. In this type of headlamp, the filament (or bulb), reflector and lens are fused together in a single, airtight unit. In European countries, sealed beam headlights are not allowed, and standard on most vehicles instead are the H4 halogen incandescent light bulbs. Other countries would also require daytime running headlights (DRLs) that provide low-bean headlights during the day and high-beam headlights at night.
Most new Ford vehicles come standard with automatic Ford headlights. This type of headlights automatically shifts light from low-beam to high-beam, depending on the lighting conditions at the moment you are driving your car. These headlights have integrated photo sensors that determine when to shift from low-beam to high-beam. The same specifications stand for most genuine replacement Ford headlamps, which are designed to function well with your vehicle and the electronic system it is equipped with.
Checking the condition of your Ford headlight from to time to time is a good practice, giving you the chance to find a problem before it finds you on a dark road at night. Your Ford headlight can dim over time, the lens contaminated by moisture or scuffed and scratched from wear. The Ford headlight often becomes dimmer when the bulb is growing weak, on the verge of failure. A dim Ford headlight may not pose too much of a problem on a city street, with an abundance of streetlights to illuminate your path, but venturing out to the dark rural roads with a weak Ford headlight beam can present quite a challenge. Driving in poor weather conditions with a Ford headlight that is not up to par can be quite hazardous. In a heavy downpour of rain or wind driven snow, you need all the visibility you can get, allowing you plenty of reaction time on the wet or slippery roads to avoid hazards. Finding a failed or dim Ford headlight is much safer in your driveway than discovering it the hard way in these types of conditions, struggling to see the road ahead. If you find that your Ford headlight requires replacement, changing it is quite simple for even the least mechanically inclined. In most late model vehicles, it is just the simple change of a bulb. In vehicles that use the sealed beam Ford headlight the process is slightly more difficult, requiring the replacement of the entire unit. We carry a selection of Ford headlight replacements in our online catalog, all at great low prices. Our secure site makes ordering your Ford headlight fast and easy or our toll-free phone line is just as convenient with our expert customer service to help you with your order.