Honda Accord Fog and Driving Lights
Standard headlights are notorious for reflecting light when driving in foggy conditions, which makes it impossible to clearly see the road. Fog lights prevent this dangerous situation by using specialized bulbs that change light beam shape and size. Honda Accord fog lights come in a variety of styles, but its baseline function is universal.What are the different types of Honda Accord fog lights?
Because Accord year and model determine compatibility, always verify that the fog lights you choose are compatible with your Honda. Difference in models, such as the sedan or coupe, require parts and bulbs specific for its frame.
- LED: These bulbs use standard LEDs housed within a specially designed frame for precise beam direction. LED bulbs aren’t impacted by vibrations, are efficient, and run cooler than filament headlights.
- HID: Instead of filaments, xenon gas is ignited with electricity passed between two electrodes. High-intensity discharge bulbs produce up to 70% more illumination than filament-based products.
- Halogen: This traditional lamp produces anywhere between 29 to 33 lumens and features the shortest lifespan with the highest energy consumption.
- Color Emission: Color determines how clearly you can see and be seen. Blue and green bulbs backscatter more light than yellow while white isn't easily seen by oncoming traffic. Yellow lamps limit backscatter and are much more easily seen by other drivers.
Regardless of the carmaker, sizes differ based on manufacturing year and model. Some common options for a Honda Accord include:
- H11: Specifically designed to fit 2004 Honda Accord vehicles, the H11 light comes in halogen, xenon gas, and LED. However, an LED bulb may require a conversion kit to fit properly.
- 9006: Similar to the H11, it’s designed specifically for the body shape and frame design of Accord models, which includes coupe and sedan versions.
- Conversion Kits: Certain bulb types, such as HID fog lights, aren’t compatible with factory systems. However, conversion kits allow upgrades without having to alter the entire lighting system.
Installation is possible without professional assistance. Replacement parts typically come with step-by-step installation instructions based on vehicle make and model. Take note, installation requires specific tools, such as a screwdriver, combination wrench, and ratchet. If you’re unsure of the process, or are a novice in auto maintenance, most body shops and mechanic shops offer fog light installation assistance.