Spyder Headlights

Among major aftermarket headlights manufacturers, Spyder is one of the most popular brands. They offer halo headlights, LED tail lights, CCFL fog lights, LED headlights and more. Spyder headlights are available for all major vehicle applications, and are well-known among the car owners for excellent combination of price and quality.

Spyder Headlights
[ratemypost-result] All custom-fit Spyder headlights feature simple plug-and-play installation, and the only wire that does not have a direct-fit plug is accessory lighting (halos, CCFL or LED accents and strips). Spyder headlights are available in 3 major design options:

  1. Chrome Spyder headlights. These lights feature clear lens and chrome housing.
  2. Smoke Spyder headlights come equipped with tinted lens and have got chrome housing.
  3. Black Spyder headlights feature black housing and transparent lens.

Spyder Projector Headlights

This is the most popular kind of Spyder lights, according to U.S. market research. These lights feature a built-in projector lens that forms a light beam. Usually, Spyder installs projector only on low beam and leaves high beam reflector. However, there are Spyder lights for Chevy Silverado and some other vehicle applications, that feature a dual projector setup. Spyder projector headlights come in chrome, black, and smoke designs and are available with halo rings, CCFL halos, and accessory LEDs, depending on the application. Spyder does not recommend installing 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.



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Spyder Projector Headlights


Why it is a bad idea to install HID bulbs in Spyder headlights?

  • They will not focus right, as Spyder projector lenses require a certain bulb length to form a quality light beam. HID bulbs are longer than halogens. By installing them into Spyder 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 a higher bulb temperature will cause melting or other damage to the Spyder headlight’s plastic components.

Spyder Halo Headlights

This is one of the most popular products by this aftermarket lighting manufacturer. All wires, except 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 Spyder halo headlights to parking lights or DRLs. There are several types of Spyder halo headlights.

Spyder halo headlights: types

  • Spyder halo headlights are aftermarket lights with one halo ring per headlight.
  • Spyder CCFL halo headlights are lights with 1 CCFL halo ring in each headlight assembly.
  • Spyder dual halo headlights feature 2 LED halo rings per light.
  • Spyder CCFL dual halo headlights have got 2 CCFL halo rings per light.



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Spyder Halo Headlights


Spyder Fog Lights: Overview

Spyder 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. Spyder fog lights come equipped either with regular LED halos or have got CCFL halo rings mounted into them. Spyder fog lights installation is usually plug-and-play, except of the auxiliary lighting. Spyder 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 light’s design and application.



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Spyder Fog Lights


How to adjust Spyder headlights?

When you install a new aftermarket headlight set by Spyder, 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 Spyder headlights. Here are the steps you want to take to aim Spyder headlights.

How to adjust Spyder headlights

  1. Find headlight adjustment screws. They are usually located at the back of the headlights. Types of adjustment screws may vary, depending on the vehicle application.
  2. 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 the manufacturer’s warranty.
  3. Find a 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 the owner’s manual to see, what is the recommended distance for your specific vehicle application.
  4. 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 the beam pattern when needed.

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Spyder Headlights for Featured Cars & Trucks

Switchback Headlights for Ford F-150

Switchback Headlights for Ford F-150If you are looking for a comprehensive installation guide for Spyder headlights for your 2015-2022 Ford F-150, you’ve got it! Below is the list of the tools you will need to install your new Spyder headlights.

Also, we have compiled an easy step-by-step installation guide, that will explain to you, how to install your Spyder LED headlights.

CCFL Halo headlights for the Chevrolet Silverado

CCFL Halo headlights for the Chevrolet SilveradoThis instruction will show you, how to work on a 2007 – 22 Chevy Silverado and replace your OEM headlights with the brand new aftermarket CCFL halo headlights by Spyder.

Note, that this installation instruction works fine for the following vehicles: 2007 – 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500; 2007 – 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD/3500HD.

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 Halo-Headlights.com readers. If you have questions to Steven, just ask your question using the form.


Spyder Headlights Reviews

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Average rating:  
 5 reviews
 by Garry Washer
Location (Sity, State): AL
Vehicle: RAM 2500

I ordered a set of Spyder halo headlights from Amazon and I was told, that they are not compatible with LED conversion kits. Still, I needed brighter bulbs for the area I live in. So I picked Akarui LED kit for my new Spyder lights. I must admit, this is a great combination. No flickering and stuff. I have a set of dual halo projectors...

 by Arthur J. Kauffman
Location (Sity, State): Nashville, TN
Vehicle: Ford F-150

I like Spyder headlights with u-bars (mine are black). They are so cheap compared to prices they ask to get the stock lights retrofitted!

 by Martin D. Martinez
Location (Sity, State): Detroit, MI
Vehicle: Toyota Camry

I bought spyder halo lights for my Camry because of good price. One stock headlight was damaged in an accident, and 2 Spyder headlights are cheaper, than one by Toyota. I've had them for 6 months and so far they work okay. 4 stars because I had to buy new bulbs, as the ones that were in teh headlights are too dim.

 by Diane Lozano
Location (Sity, State): Roswell, GA
Vehicle: Honda Accord

Great lights for the Accord. Look good. Especially the tinted ones.

 by Lee Johnson
Location (Sity, State): Wilmington, DE
Vehicle: GMC Sierra

I like that sinister look of the Spyder halo lights. Mine are black, they look custom. I installed them by myself, installation has taken around 2 hours with coffee breaks. Good product, easy installation, fast shipping.

Questions & Answers

32 Comments to “ Spyder Headlights”

  1. Pj says :Reply

    How do I get a new Bluetooth controller?mine melted days after I hooked my rgb headlights up to my 2005 Malibu

    1. Susan Andrews says :Reply

      Wow, that sounds like a warranty case. Just contact the shop that you bought your lights from and start the warranty case. They will instruct you on how to get the replacement.

  2. Charles Dutton says :Reply

    Dear Spyder, I installed my new spyder headlights yesterday. They were set to low so I tried to raised them with the adjusting wheel. But as I turned the wheel nothing happen, I turned the wheel in both direction with no change. Can you give me some insight as to the problem. My truck is a 2007 toyota tacoma. Thanks

    1. Susan Andrews says :Reply

      Hi there, please refer to the instruction in this article. Hope this helps!

  3. David says :Reply

    I didn’t notice until after I partially installed my new light, that the wires that go to the back of one of the lights is visible on both sides. It looks really lame. Is this normal?

    1. Susan Andrews says :Reply

      Yes, sometimes this happens when you install the bulb that differs from the stock one.

  4. hunter says :Reply

    will this led bulb work in the low beam side? i have the gso7 v2 lens
    H1 LED Daytime Running Light Bulb with Focusing Lens – 350 Lumens
    Part Number: H1-WHP10-TL

    1. Susan Andrews says :Reply

      Hey there,
      as long as you are replacing the regular halogen H1 bulb with an LED one, you should not have any problems with fitment. However, let me explain something. This is a good light bulb by Super Bright LEDs with 10 LEDs (3-watt). However, it is designed to work with a reflector headlight, here’s why. The tiny LEDs that it has got there are radially mounted to emit a 320° viewing angle that illuminates the DRL reflective housing to set a vehicle apart from its surroundings. As a result, you are not going to get that super bright output, you see. As an option, you can think of getting an LED conversion kit for your vehicle. Hikari, Akarui, Katana offer good and inexpensive LED kits. Just make sure to get the bulb size for your Spyder lights, as Amazon usually offers the bulb sizes for a specific vehicle application.

      Hope this helps!

      1. Tina R says :Reply

        Hi, Susan! My son has a 2009 Silverado with Spyder Halo projection headlights that are just now a year old and we’ve had to replace both low beam bulbs three times already! I’ve seen other forums stating this is a huge problem. Before we remove and replace them with another brand headlight, you’re saying that Hikari, Katana or Akarui DO make LED conversion kits for the Spyder brand Halo projection headlights? I have read elsewhere that you could get LED replacement bulbs for the factory headlights, but not projection-type headlights like the Spyder Halos. Thank you for clarifying! This is the last try with these Spyders as he’s had to drive 200 miles home from college with no low beams twice now in a year.

        1. Susan Andrews says :Reply

          Hey Tina, here’s what I can tell you about the LEDs in Spyder headlights. As long as you select LED headlight bulbs that feature the same length as the regular halogen bulbs of the bulb size you need, you are good to go. The question here is about the light bulb length since the light source has to appear in the right place to focus properly in the projector headlight. I have mentioned just some of the brands we know are good, you can pick any other quality LED headlight bulbs.

  5. Andy jentzsch says :Reply

    I have halos in my F350. Low beams went out. 1 now both.
    No one seems to be able to tell me what the light is or get me new bulbs.
    They are LED.

  6. Keith Williams says :Reply

    I have replacement spyder headlights for my 09 Impala but the lights are SUPER DULL!!!!! What kind of bulbs can I get to replace them?!

    1. Susan Andrews says :Reply

      Hey there,
      It’s true, the bulbs that come with the Spyder headlights can be hardly called great and bright. We recommend going with Sylvania or Philips headlight bulbs. They are great in terms of quality, durability and price.

      1. Blaine says :Reply

        I purchased the led halo projector headlights for my 2011 Cruze was wondering what size bulb I need to change the yellow projector into white Led?

        Also was wondering what lumens these headlights are rated at?

  7. Edwin says :Reply

    Why I can’t use hid on your halo projector headlights low beam, I got before spec d same headlights and switched halogen with hids working fine for over 2 years now because the elements got ugly so buy this spyder, but like some other people’s says light too weak so what can I do to improve my headlights to my needs?

    1. Susan Andrews says :Reply

      Hey Edwin,
      You can switch to LEDs or HIDs, but Spyder has reported several cases, when HID bulbs meted the plastic shell of their headlights. They do not wish to tolerate such cases as warranty cases, hence they do not recommend installation of HIDs and LEDs in their headlights. As long as you pick quality HID or LED conversion kit, there should be no problems.

  8. Jason Raffay says :Reply

    Hi! I loved my halos on my previous vehicle. but I’m finding it somewhat difficult to find a good pair for my current one which is a 2002 Toyota Tacoma Sr5 4×4 TRD QUAD CAB. The closest thing that I can find is manufacturers part number 2LHP -F15097BK-TM. This item says it is made for a ford f150 and tho I don’t have the actual dimensions, they look identical in shape and size. Any help on this issue will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance,
    Jason Raffay

    1. Expert says :Reply

      Hey Jason,
      I am not sure these 2 are interchangeable. Don’t you want to try OE style lights with built-in halos? Oracle Lighting has them. There are several colors of halo rings they offer. Alternatively, you can select the color shift halo option. Below is the link to their official website:
      Hope this helps!

  9. Cristian says :Reply

    I bought the black halo headlights for Dodge ram 2008 and it didn’t come with ccfl boxes

  10. Hilton Johnson says :Reply

    I have yhe halo projectors for my 2006 NMW E53. Is there a bulb for the halo? How can I change the color?

  11. Patrice Baker says :Reply

    I know this is silly question, but I want to replace the bulbs in my Spyder projector headlights. It seems very difficult to remove the bulb unless I take off the bumper and remove the headlight housing. I am hoping not to have to go to that extreme. How is the spring released? Very difficult to reach. Maybe I just don’t understand how to get the spring to release?

  12. Vincent says :Reply

    Hi I have the Spyder headlights with the low beam projector I need to know what kind of bulbs I can replace the low beam projector light with because the stock bulbs that come with the Spyder replacement headlights are not very bright either Sylvania or Philips I just need to know what the stock part number is like is it a h4h 287 I just need to know what to look for Weatherby H4 H7 whatever it is thank you

  13. Ken says :Reply

    I just installed Spyder lights with the CFL DLR option and the H1 bulbs are not bright enough BUT they are much better than my stock. I had to replace the OEM on my 2003 2500 because they were falling apart. The lights I got say installing LED bulbs will void the warranty but I really would like to install the LED’s. Does anyone have any idea of what I can install?

    1. Susan Andrews says :Reply

      Hey Ken,

      If I were you, I’d grab a set of Acme-X bulbs by Hikari. See them on Amazon. They are about $100 for a pair, but they do not have large cooling units, they do not produce noise (no fans), and they do not need extra LED resistors. So, the installation is easier. And they provide a 2-year warranty. This is a Japanese brand, quality is good enough.


      1. Dante Peters says :Reply

        Hello Susan, I have a few questions I have a 2008 Ford Escape that I’m trying to fix up a bit, I’m stuck with not knowing what I can & can’t do with the headlights I’d like to buy & install. PRO-YD-FES08-DRL-BK & or PRO-JH-FESC08-LB-BK they’re both projector headlights I would like to know if I can upgrad the bulbs to Halogens, Leds, or Hids in either headlight models?? And if so what brands? I need help badly with any sort of advice or options?.? Thank you in advance…

        1. Susan Andrews says :Reply

          Hi there,
          If you are looking for the least expensive and easiest upgrade, pick a set of quality halogen headlight bulbs. The brands I can recommend are Sylvania, Philips. This way you will save the warranty, as Spyder does not allow installing HIDs or LEDs. They believe this can ruin the projector lens. Plus, if you go with the cheaper version of the HID/LED conversion kit, the light bulb may not focus properly. So, you will have a hard time adjusting the lights.
          Still, if you wish to try LEDs, go with Hikari, Akarui, Nineo, etc. These brands are quite reliable.

  14. Johnny says :Reply

    My Spyder projector low beams came with H3 bulbs and they are not at all bright enough. What bulbs can I use that will give me the best results??

    1. Susan Andrews says :Reply

      Hi Johnny,

      I believe Philips and Sylvania are the brightest and the most durable headlight bulbs. By the way, we do not get commissions for this recommendation. I’ve seen so many headlight bulbs, and these 2 brands have shown the best results in terms of brightness, quality, and durability.

      Hope this helps!

  15. Nick says :Reply

    I have the signature series for 2008 Land cruiser and can not find an h1 led bulb that will lock in place in the housing. I tried the Hikari ACME bulbs and the cooling fan prevents the locking clip to stay in place. Any specific LED that you can recommend

    1. Susan Andrews says :Reply

      Hey Nick,

      Aftermarket LED bulbs are so different in terms of dimensions and sizes, so it’s hard to say what LEDs will work in your particular case.
      If I were you, I’d register in a Land Cruiser forum and would ask this question. I am sure that you will find the answer there.
      I wish I could help you, yet personally, I do not have any experience in installing LED headlight bulbs into a 2008 Land Cruiser.

      Just an idea, hope this helps!

  16. Randy says :Reply

    On my lights that I just purchased for my 2000 BMW Z3, they are halo with projector lenses and OSRAM bulbs. They are pre-wired for my vehicle, High Beam, Low Beam and Park/Turn, but there is a small bulb built-in to the low beam, that has a white and black wire with plug in. My original lights do not have this extra bulb or wiring. What is this extra small bulb for???

    1. Susan Andrews says :Reply

      Hey Randy,

      Usually, this is a parking light or kind of a daytime running light. If you hook it up to the DRLs, it will work along with the halo rings of your aftermarket headlights. If you can provide the part number of the headlights you purchased for your BMW, I’ll look for a better answer and wiring diagram for you.

      Thank you!

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