The fact is, there have been some serious advances in car headlights and other automotive lighting but have generally gone mostly unnoticed by the general public. For example, do you really know what the difference is between HID headlights and standard lights? How about projector beams? Do you know what COB means? Do you think Xenon is the villain in the latest superhero film? Do you think CCFL and SMD are failed sports leagues? Headlights vs. fog lights?
Those terms all have something to do with automotive lighting. But aside from a growing following of gearheads looking for cool modifications, not many people know what they are. Here is our easy to understand guide to car headlights.