February 5, 2023
Recon is one of the leading manufacturers of aftermarket headlights for cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs in America. Recon lighting products are designed to meet main US quality standards, such as ISO9000-9006: 2000 and ISO/TS 16949 certification. Besides, their lights enhance the look of the vehicle and improve on-road visibility, as the manufacturer uses premium-quality optics (lenses, reflectors).
It is a philosophy of the brand to make ‘right’ products. To do that, they use ‘right’ materials, work on the ‘right’ design, ensure lasting service by doing the manufacturing process ‘right’, offer the products at ‘right’ prices and ensure ‘right’ warranty.
Recon headlights are available in 3 major design options:
- Chrome Recon headlights. These lights feature a clear lens and chrome housing.
- Smoke Recon headlights come equipped with a tinted lens and have got chrome housing.
- Black Recon headlights feature black housing and a transparent lens.
Recon Projector Headlights
This is one of the most popular kinds of headlights by Recon. These lights feature a built-in projector lens that forms a light beam. Usually, Recon installs the projector only on a low beam and leaves a high beam reflector. However, there are Recon lights for Chevy Silverado and some other vehicle applications, that feature dual projector setup.
Recon Headlights & Lighting Accessories
Recon projector headlights come in chrome, black and smoke designs and are available with halo rings, CCFL halos, and accessory LEDs, depending on the application. To ensure quality LED lighting solutions, Recon uses LEDs (light-emitting diodes) with the average lifespan of 80.000 hours, which is more than enough for an average vehicle owner in the U.S.
Recon does not recommend to install HID (xenon) bulbs into their headlights unless it is clearly stated in the product description, that the lights are designed for HIDs. There are 2 reasons for that.
Why it is a bad idea to install HID bulbs in Recon headlights?
- They will not focus right, as Recon projector lenses require certain bulb length to form quality light beam. HID bulbs are longer, than halogens. By installing them into Recon headlights you will not only get poor visibility at night, but will also blind other drivers.
- HID bulbs feature higher operation temperature, than halogen bulbs. So there is a chance that higher bulb temperature will cause melting or other damage to the Recon headlights plastic components.
Recon Halo Headlights
This is one of the most popular products by this aftermarket lighting manufacturer. All wires, except of the one that powers halo rings, are plug-and-play, so the lights are pretty easy to install. As long as not all vehicles have got halos from the factory, the buyers are given a choice of custom headlights setup. This way, they can hook up the halo rings to any lighting they want. It is common to hook up Recon halo headlights to parking lights or DRLs. There are several types of Recon halo headlights.
Recon halo headlights: types
- Recon halo headlights are aftermarket lights with one halo ring per headlight.
- Recon CCFL halo headlights are lights with 1 CCFL halo ring in each headlight assembly.
- Recon dual halo headlights feature 2 LED halo rings per light.
- Recon CCFL dual halo headlights have got 2 CCFL halo rings per light.
Recon Halo Headlights
Recon Fog Lights: Overview
Recon offers custom fog light solutions for the most popular vehicle applications. Their fog lights are direct fit and come pre-wired. The only wire that will not fit directly and will require certain modifications is the wire that powers halo rings.
Recon fog lights come equipped either with regular LED halos, or have got CCFL halo rings mounted into them. Recon fog lights installation is usually plug-and-play, except of the auxiliary lighting. Recon projector fog lights feature a built-in projector lens that focuses light. Sometimes they come with pre-installed halo rings, sometimes the angel eyes are not included. This depends on the fog lights design and application.
Recon Fog Lights
How to adjust Recon headlights?
When you install a new aftermarket headlight set by Recon, it is recommended to adjust the lights, and only then drive the vehicle. That’s because a set of non-adjusted lights will be blind the other drivers and will not provide adequate light output for you at night. You will need some masking and measuring tape to adjust Recon headlights.
Here are the steps you want to take to aim Recon headlights.
- Find headlight adjustment screws. They are usually located at the back of the headlights. Types of the adjustment screws may vary, depending on the vehicle application.
- Remember that you do not want to use any kind of power tools when adjusting aftermarket headlights. This may severely damage the headlights and will void manufacturer’s warranty.
- Find flat level surface that has a wall, and back your vehicle 25 ft away from this wall. This is approximate distance, and it’s always a good idea to check owner’s manual to see, what is the recommended distance for your specific vehicle application.
- It’s recommended to adjust lights at night. Turn on headlights and check the beam pattern against the wall and use adjustment screws to correct beam pattern when needed.
Steven 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 Halo-Headlights.com readers. If you have questions to Steven, just ask your question using the form.