The Tesla model S is no less than a record-breaking milestone in automotive development. It has won more awards than can be listed here, but some notable examples include World Green Car of the Year; Tech Car of the Year; Car of the Year; and Greatest Car of the Decade. It also generated an owner satisfaction score of 99/100 and shattered the ratings system of Consumer Reports, who saw it fit to give the model S 103 points out of 100! Whilst the pre-facelift version of model S remained in production between 2012 and 2016, the lighting technology used in these cars is however more than 10 years old today.
Factory-fitted options included 9005 halogen and D3S xenon headlights made by Visteon.
The halogen version features an H7 reflector that produces an average light beam even when new. In many cases, its light output has been further compromised as bulb heat and general ageing cause the reflective layer to peel off.
Bi-xenon setups feature a 3.0-inch projector designed in the late 90s, which is known to lose its reflective layer right to the point where it becomes black inside, causing dangerously low light output.
Needless to say, buying new or used original headlights for your Tesla Model S is not recommended. But there is fortunately no need for that. Whether your car was factory-fitted with 9005 halogen and D3S xenon headlights, there are upgrade kits that will fit inside your existing headlights.
These complete retrofit kits not only provide you with superior brightness and durability; they are also more affordable than average Tesla Model S xenon headlights with bulbs and ballasts, and since all components are brand new, they come with a 2-year warranty. Additional benefits over OEM headlights include Canbus-proof designs and effortless halogen-to-xenon conversions. What’s more, the levelling systems will work without any adjustments to the headlight connectors, and you can use any ballasts that you might already own to save further on xenon upgrades.
No matter which retrofit upgrade kit you pick, you will improve the light output considerably, making for safer and more enjoyable driving. And, of course, your Tesla Model S will look awesome with the luxurious bright light of the latest xenon technology.