Lighting and Lamp Parts for Toyota Camry
Car lights and lamps are aesthetically enhancing, essential to road safety, and mandated by law. The category of Toyota Camry auto lights and lamps is vast. Here are a handful of questions and answers to help you better navigate this large category and find the products you need.How do you determine the right replacement bulb?
Your Toyota Camry owners manual lists each bulb shape that corresponds to all of the lights and fixtures in your vehicle. When perusing the collection, narrow your searches according to fixture type and model year. You can refine your search according to driving lights, turn signals, fog lights, and headlights as well as tail lights. You can also search an overall subcategory of light bulbs for most types of fixtures, such as side vehicle marker lights. Each product description typically contains the code denoting the bulbs base shape, the model year, and the placement on your vehicle.What about specific lights for the Toyota Camry interior?
Lights for the interior are located under the general Toyota Camry Light Bulbs category and, more specifically, the Interior Lights for Toyota Camry category. Aside from floor, dome, and door lights, the majority of your smaller vehicle interior lights are under the Instrument Panel Lights category. This category includes products containing dozens or even hundreds of bulbs in a single package to replace bulbs in your dashboard cluster, such as your check engine light and other warning lamps.Can you switch vehicle lighting type or color temperature?
Absolutely. Providing you select a bulb type whose base shape corresponds to the fixture in your car, you can switch lighting type and color temperature as desired. Depending on the type of light, such as a headlight, you may need to perform a minor installation entailing some changing of wires. If you decide to change your vehicle lighting type or lighting color temperature, your choices for the Toyota Camry are:
- Halogen or incandescent lighting
- Xenon high-intensity discharge (HID)
- Light emitting diode (LED) and cold cathode fluorescent (CCFL)
- Color Temperature 6000 Kelvin to 10,000+ Kelvin for colors ranging from crisp daylight to vibrant light
All housing for lights is engineered to enhance emitted light within reason. Reflective housing usually has a silver interior to reflect emitted light. Projector headlights have specially shaped housing that focuses emitted light into a beam. Other types of housing are mostly aesthetic. U-shaped, C-shaped, and Halo merely change the lighting array and are comparable in terms of quality. Occasionally, manufacturers combine two types, such as halo projector, which is just a ring-shaped lighting array inside an assembly with reflective material on its interior. For brighter headlights, you want to look at the lumens. Lumens are a measurement of light, and some things to be aware of are listed here:
- More lumens mean more emitted light
- Headlight lumen amounts range from thousands to hundreds of thousands
- More lumens come in handy for high beams