What Type of Materials Are Used to Make a Headlight Lens?

The conventional headlight lens consisted of glass which was bent to throw a focused beam onto the road. These early lenses were heavy and would need complete replacement when chipped or scratched. Otherwise, the light would diffuse and reduce the focus parameters of the headlight.

Most new vehicles include headlights that carry headlights with lenses consisting of plastic polycarbonate. These lenses are light, impact resistant, and allow for greater freedom in design. The plastic lens is covered with a spray that makes the lens scratchproof—a newer regulation instituted for safety reasons. The issue with using plastic polycarbonate as lens material is that the lens will gradually opaque from sunlight exposure over time. Several products are on the market that makes it easy for an owner to remove the fog from a plastic polycarbonate lens.

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