As the first contemporary production vehicle in the world, the Smart Fortwo was introduced into the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art in 2002. Its Smart styling and practical utility for the city lifestyle combined with great environmental values – the Cdi model featured the lowest C02 emissions of any car in production at the time – to set a benchmark for all future superminis. The Smart Fortwo W450 facelift subsequently remained in production until 2007. But the lighting technology used in these cars is however more than 15 years old today.
The factory-fitted setup was an H7/H1halogen headlight with 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.
Needless to say, buying new or used original headlights for your Smart ForTwo W450 Facelift is not recommended. But there is fortunately no need for that. Whether your car was factory-fitted with H7/H1 halogen 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 Smart ForTwo 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 Smart ForTwo will look awesome with the luxurious bright light of the latest xenon technology.