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What are the Disadvantages of Using Glass Headlights?

Glass became the material of preference for protecting the inner workings of headlights early in the history of driving automobiles. The glass was impervious to the elements and allowed light to stream through to light the way. As driving increased, manufacturers learned the art of molding glass to focus light efficiently, thus increasing applied candlepower to the place needed without increasing the amount of power used.

The disadvantage of using glass headlights are threefold. First, glass tends to chip and break allowing humidity into the light chamber. Second, glass is heavy and rigid. Third, glass does not flex so that over time, the seals around the headlight will erode due to the pressures placed on them by the rigidity of the heavier glass.

Bring your vehicle to West End Nissan in Edmonton to discuss the possibility of changing glass headlights for plastic headlights.

 

 

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