Halo Kits & Retrofit

Halo headlight kit is a more affordable alternative to the aftermarket halo headlights. There are many halo lighting options available on the automotive aftermarket today. They come in different colors, employ different lighting technologies, are available in both universal and vehicle-specific variants. Before you pick a kit for your vehicle, it’s important to know the technological basis, this will help you make right decision.

Halo kits for headlights

Halo Kits for Headlights: Sizes & Fitment

If we want to classify headlight halo kits, there will be only 2 types in the list:

  1. Universal, or dimension-specific;
  2. Vehicle-specific.

You can make either work for your specific vehicle application, yet you should know that a vehicle-specific halo kit will work perfectly without any gaps. It is somewhat difficult to pick the right halo ring kit for your car or truck, if you don’t know the exact outer diameter of the rings inside your headlight. To measure it, you will have to take headlights off the vehicle and disassemble at least one by removing the clear plastic lens. And then, you will need to assemble it and silicone the gap to prevent fogging. The better option at this point will be to check this information on one of vehicle-specific forums.


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Halo Ring Types: CCFL vs LED vs Plasma (comparison)

There are three main types of halos, based on the technology they are made. Today, there are 3 main types of halo rings: LED, CCFL and plasma. Let us compare them against each other to see the strengths and weaknesses of each.

The other nameSMD haloCFL haloCOB halo
Lifespan (hrs)60.00050.00060.000
Style of glowIntenseSmoothSmooth yet intense
MaterialCircuit boardPhosphor-coated glass tubeCrystallized circuit board
Best display timeDay/nightNightDay/night
Level of brightnessBrightestBrightBrighter
Start of production2000s1990s2010s

Halo Rings: Colors

To start with, any halo headlight technology allows making a halo ring that will glow with almost any color. Yet, if you are seeking for the halo rings that will allow changing the color with a remote or by means of the mobile app, you will have to consider LED halo rings. As of today, the other technologies do not offer this option. When selecting the headlight halo kit color, it’s good to know legal restrictions for the automotive lighting in your area. Laws differ from state to state, yet red and blue lighting in the front end of a vehicle is illegal all over the country.

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certified mechanic at Halo HeadlightsSteven is a certified mechanic and technical writer at Halo Headlights. Steven is excited about fast cars, loud music and car mods. On yearly basis he visits SEMA, as well as other car shows. He has installed thousands of HID and LED kits and did hundreds of custom headlight retrofit projects. Now, he is ready to share his experience with HaloHeadlights.com readers. If you have questions to Steven, just ask your question using the form.

Halo Kits Reviews

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by Maria N. Waller on Halo Kits
Location (Sity, State): Fairfax, VA
Vehicle: 2015 Toyota Camry

I upgraded my headlight beams to LEDs, and I was afraid it was illegal in my state because I've heard some aftermarket bulbs create glare and blind others. So far, everything is great, and I like the output!

by Jerry Gemlins on Halo Kits
Location (Sity, State): LA
Vehicle: Kia Soul

I picked a color-changing halo kit for my wife's Soul, and it looks and works pretty well, yet installation will take you some time.

Questions & Answers

  1. Avatar Blake says : Reply

    I’m wondering if you’ve ever built projector style headlamps that would fit a ’65 Corvette? I know it’s been done because I researched it two years ago but lost all my notes! LOL. Anyway, the OEM bulb style is a T3. I’m looking for a projector style built that would fit the 5.75″ retaining clip and have a certain look to them.

    Could you call me to let me know and if you might be able to help, I can describe what I’m looking for.

  2. Steven Davis Steven Davis says : Reply

    Hi Blake, so you are saying you are interested in retrofitting the lens into the factory headlights of your ‘Vette, right? I cannot really comment from my experience, as I haven’t done that by myself. As an option, I can recommend checking aftermarket OE-style projector headlights. I know lights part #RS-575PHALO (by Race Sport) work great on the ’65 Vette, yet they have got a built-in halo, and I’m not sure you wanted it. Just sharing my thoughts.

  3. Avatar Glenn Saw says : Reply

    Hi, I am looking to upgrade my fog lamps for my 2016 F150. I am satisfied with the OEM headlights but the fog lights are not good for much.
    I am looking for advice on a replacement product for the fog lights. Since I am getting to be an older fart I can’t see as well as I used to :).

    1. Susan Andrews Susan Andrews says : Reply

      Hi there, I believe the article about the best headlights for the F-150 might be of interest for you:

  4. Avatar Virgilio says : Reply

    Interested in upgrading to Halo Headlights on 2003 Toyota Tundra. Do u carry complete headlight assembly for my truck?

    1. Susan Andrews Susan Andrews says : Reply

      Hey there,
      The major manufacturers of aftermarket headlights do not offer halo headlights for your truck. However, you can grab a pair of OE-style Spyder headlights and install halo rings inside by yourself. The procedure is pretty simple. Just check out the instruction we have: https://halo-headlights.com/halo-kits-retrofit/comparison/installation.html
      You will need just basic tools and basic technical skills.
      Hope this helps!

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