Daytime running lights, or more commonly known as DRLs, are a crash avoidance feature that was introduced to production vehicles in the U.S. starting 1999. DRLs make vehicles more conspicuous and much more visible from further distance to help prevent crashes. DRLs turn on automatically when the ignition is started and the vehicle is moving forward, and are overridden when the low beam headlights are activated. DRLs typically are high-beam headlamps at reduced intensity and/or turn signals or amber lights.
Modern design regulations have required for much brighter DRLs which in turn now utilize LEDs and have become more easier to stylize. This feature not only adds a great safety feature for older vehicles, but also greatly modernizes the styling of any vehicle when done right. We design a custom handmade brackets to encase the LED strips for a seamless appearance with the rest of the headlight that will be prewired for the ease and clean installation.
It was only a matter of time before we came up with a module to provide a true DRL feature for older vehicles that did not come equipped with this technology from the factory. As easy as tapping to the 12v or ignition fuse for a signal, this will feature a dual intensity light output. Full brightness for daytime and a reduced brightness for nighttime driving when the park/city lights or low beam headlights are activated. All other functions such as switchback turn signal or emergency lights will still function as normal.
*Our regular plug~n~play Running Lights without the Daytime feature is still available as an affordable alternative without the hassle of wire routing and tapping into the fuse box.