Here’s my old trick to save money while putting on a set of powerful driving lights: Buy a pair of rubber-housed tractor implement lights (part #16300/$9 per) from Northern Tool & Equipment (800-222-5381) and a couple 4509 GE Aircraft Landing lights (GEQ4509/$26 per) from Sky Geek (866-464-4368).
Throw away the tractor bulbs and pop in the aircraft landing lights. Now you have a pair of sun-emerging driving lights mounted in unbreakable and rust-proof black rubber housings. Make sure you use a heavy duty toggle switch and a relay when you wire them in. If you don’t know where to get the wiring stuff, check out Painless Performance Products (www.painlessperformance.com). If they can’t handle your automotive wiring needs, nobody can.
Whether you run these rubber-housed aircraft lights or the most expensive versions from the big name brands I’ve mentioned, one thing will be perfectly clear the next foul-weather night you spend behind the wheel: You’ll see the road ahead just fine—old eyes or young.