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Glow on the Go: 6 Types of Light Kits to Brighten up Your Ride

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Thinking about adding some color to your ride? We’ve got you covered. This post goes over 6 different types of lighting kits for your car, so you can get your glow on and hit the road in style.

No need to be intimidated, plenty of these options offer an easy self-install. Whether you have zero experience or plenty, we’re here to help get you glowing and on the road in no time!

From underbody to aromatherapy, we’ve covered the bases for you here. Read on to find out what these light kits can do for your car — and for you!

Under Glow/Underbody kit

Effect

The under glow/underbody kit creates a colorful display of light that emanates from your vehicle underbody. This can be a great effect for those who want to add some flair and style wherever they go.

Difficulty Level

Given the fact that there can be difficulties securing and hiding the cables, this might be a little tricky for the novice. However, if you’re experienced in modification or just a handy home mechanic, this could be a quick job for you!

Best Options

LED underbody lights are more sturdy and easier to install. Neon lights have their perks too, but they can be difficult to install and are more fragile. Also, red and blue flashing lights are illegal in most states, so choose colors wisely!

Average Price

Self-install kits can be purchased for as low as $50, but the more common price is closer to $100. Professional install will be higher, depending on your needs and labor costs in your area.

Power Requirements/Charging Options

Under glow lights generally come with a module box, which is connected to the car’s battery.

Summary

Under glow kits can be a great addition. They look great, provide a unique touch and aren’t very expensive. They’re not too difficult to install if you have some experience, but professional installation is recommended if you don’t.

Under Dash Strip Light Kit

Under Dash Strip Light Kit - purple
Under Dash Strip Light Kit - blue

Effect

The under dash strip light provides a glow of color on the floor of the vehicle. It can be a great addition to the interior, providing different color options based on what you prefer. It can also be synced with your sound to provide a light show to your favorite song!

Difficulty Level

Installing these lights can be a little tricky, as some require connection to the car’s fuse box and need to be grounded properly. Thankfully, there’s also an easier option that plugs into the charging port.

Best Options

Choosing your options here really depends on your level of skill and how much time and money you want to spend on installation. 

Average Price

Self-install can be as low as $40, but for better quality plan on closer to $100. Again, professional install will vary.

Power Requirements/Charging Options

Connection to your fuse box is generally required for this kit, unless you choose the version that plugs into the charging port.

Summary

This light kit can be a great addition to any vehicle and has an easier install option available for those who prefer it. The cost is minimal, ranging from $40 to about $100.

Grille Kit

grille kit

Effect

The grille light kit is an awesome way to attract attention when you arrive, engulfing the grille of your car in a colorful glow.

Difficulty Level

You’ll need to remove your grille to self-install. There’s a custom install option to tap the fuse box, but you can get the charger port adapter for this kit, too. Not at all difficult for those with experience but depending on your comfort level, you might want to go for a pro install.

Best Options

Be sure your lights are waterproof and come with a remote control for turning them on and off with ease. The charging port plug in option is best if you want to be sure the lights are powered on without having to get out and look for yourself.

Average Price

Anywhere from $30 on the low end to $100 and higher.

Power Requirements/Charging Options

They can be powered by your fuse box or a charging port adapter, depending on the kit you choose.

Summary

This kit is a great way to illuminate your ride, giving the grille a colorful glow. It’s a little tricky to install for some, given that the grille needs removing to secure it. The kit should be waterproof and come with a remote, and the price range is pretty affordable.

Car Door Lights Logo Projector

car door logo projector

Effect

Projects the logo of your vehicle in lights onto the ground upon opening the doors, giving you a personalized touch that you can be proud to show off!

Difficulty Level

This one’s an easy install, all you have to do is pop out the original door lights and replace them with the new ones. Just make sure to measure first!

Best Options

There are so many options here, it really just depends on preference. Whether you just want your logo or a custom image, there’s really something for everyone!

Average Price

These run from as low as $15 to $50 and up.

Power Requirements/Charging Options

These lights will plug directly into the original light’s socket, so no need to worry about charging or power requirements here.

Summary

Logo projectors are a cool feature for anyone’s vehicle, and the simple installation makes this an easy project no matter what your skill level. They’re available in a wide variety of options so that everyone can find what they like, and the price range is very affordable.

Fiber Optic LED Strip Light

fiber light in car

Effect

Another interior light kit, to be placed wherever you choose inside your vehicle. Add a boost of color to your dash, door panels, gear shift, or wherever you like. Even sync the lights with your sound for an awesome light show!

Difficulty Level

This is a plug and play set up, so it’s pretty easy to do. Once you’ve attached the lights to your desired spot, just plug the adapter into your charging port and you’re good to go!

Best Options

Finding a universal fit kit might be best, unless you want to go custom for your specific vehicle. Also, depending on your preference, a kit that can sync with your car’s sound could be a great boost!

Average Price

From as low as $35 up to $100 and higher.

Power Requirements/Charging Options

Just plug into your charging port, not much to worry about here!

Summary

The Fiber Optic LED Strip Light kit brings great personality to your car. It’s easy to install, there are universal fit options available, and the power requirement is low. They’re affordable and customizable, making them a great choice for pretty much anyone.

LED Car Aromatherapy Light

LED Car Aromatherapy Light

Effects

Brings a strip of light and a burst of your favorite aroma to your vehicle. Talk about evolved air freshener!

Difficulty Level

Easy. Clip on to air vents and you’re done!

Best Options

Depending on preference, find a kit with different aromatherapy choices and different light color options to satisfy whichever mood you’re in.

Average Price

$15 and up.

Power Requirements/Charging Options

Battery powered or plug adapter into charging port.

Summary

This kit would be great for anyone who likes for their car to smell good while providing a small light display to set the mood. Easy to install, low cost, plenty of options, and great for anyone who takes pride in their ride!

So, there you have it! Six ways to spice up your wheels with light and color.

Depending on your skill level, you might want to go for a few of these — and we don’t blame you! Thankfully, even for those who aren’t too experienced with self-installs, there are plenty of options available.

No matter what your preference, you’re sure to find something you like here. We hope you do!

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