Ultimate Guide For Maximum Vision When Driving At Night

This is the ultimate guide that can help you get the best experience possible for driving at night time.

This guide is for drivers that use dipped headlights at night on all types of public roads. If you’ve ever wondered about what the best outcome could be for your driving experience at night time, then this guide is for you.

Let’s get started!

Table Of Contents

Look At The State Of Your Headlights

This is the most important step if you want to get the best out of your headlights because if the lens infront of your headlight bulb is blur or distorted, you will not be getting the maximum amount of light or vision at night.

Cleaning Your Headlights

If your headlight casing is cloudy, dirty or has been damaged by UV rays then your headlights will slowly start to become yellow, dulled or oxidised. This is where you need to step in and begin your headlight restoration as soon as possible.

Here’s a quick video on restoring your headlights.

Twenty20 Crystalite is fantastic at restoring oxidised headlights, but it will not remove scratches. If your headlight is hazy due to scratches, Crystalite will not be the right product. In this instance we would recommend the Meguair’s Headlight Restoration Kit

Protecting Your Headlights

Now you’ve restored your headlights, the next step would be to protect your headlights so you can avoid restoring them earlier than you need to. Choosing the right headlight protectant can be a daunting task but luckily ABD is here to help and we highly suggest Meguiar’s Headlight Protectant because they have been in the industry for over 110 years and they are a tried and tested manufacturer.

The Best Bulbs For Driving At Night

Whether your bulb choice is halogen, LED or HID Xenon – your choice of bulb is of the utmost importance.

We’ve covered articles before where we put each bulb type against each other but ultimately the type of bulb you choose relies on factors like maximum vision, style, long life and off road. As this night driving guide is based around having the clearest and most maximum vision, we’re going to cover the aspects of Maximum Vision Headlight Bulbs.

For The Absolute Best Vision You Can Buy HID Conversion Kits For Your Vehicle That Are Plug-And-Play

Maximum Vision

Maximum vision bulbs are designed to be brighter than standard bulbs allowing you to see clearer and your vision is extended to a greater distance. Being able to see farther down the road is a safer choice especially when you think about increasing your speed.

Once your speed increases, so does your stopping distance and having that additional 40m – 100m of light will help you avoid dangerous obstacles faster than driving at night with standard bulbs.


  • See greater distances
  • Clearer vision at night
  • Brighter light output


  • Restricted colour temperatures
  • Bulb life expectancy is reduced

Quick Recap

For maximum light, vision and clarity when driving at night remember the following:

  • Clean your headlights
  • UV protect your headlights
  • Decide between brightness over lifespan

Bonus Section

Upgrade Your Halogen Bulbs To LED
Many drivers are starting to realise that LED Headlight Bulbs are quickly becoming the UK’s most popular technology for headlight bulbs so upgrading to LED might be the best solution.

Benefits Of LED Upgrade Bulbs

  • See greater distances
  • Clearer vision at night
  • Brighter light output
  • Up to 12 year lifespan
  • Lower wattage, easier on your battery
  • Instant on/off system

Downsides TO LED Upgrade Bulbs

  • HID technology is more efficient


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