There are a variety of auxiliary lights to choose from, including light bars, spot lights, driving lights, fog lights, etc. Flood lights are available in cubed or round shapes. You also have the choice between full size or mid-size light bars.
Next, you’ll have to choose the light bulb type you want: LED, HID, or halogen. Are you exhausted yet? Fortunately, we’re here to provide you with an overview of different light bulb types before we start getting more detailed.
Fog Lights: Most vehicles on the road today come with stock fog lights. As a Silverado owner, you unfortunately have stock halogen fog lights that offer very little visibility.
Fog lights are designed to allow you to see further down the road in dense weather conditions, including heavy rain and fog. While light from your headlights are reflected by fog, fog lights are designed to be positioned lower and angled lower toward the ground to illuminate the road ahead of you. This reduces the amount of glare and eyestrain you’ll need to see further down the road. Depending on the bulb type, some fog lights will allow you to see further down the road than others.
Off-Road Lights: Off-road lights are designed to give you better visibility while navigating down different trails and terrain. Typically, they come in round or square light mounts or lights bars that are mounted to roof racks or the tailgate of your Silverado. Off-road lights are contained in a hard plastic and are easily replaceable.
Driving Lights: Driving lights represent your typical headlight cluster, although there are driving light add-ons that allow you to see further down the road.
Flood Lights: Flood lights are considered a form of off-road lighting, and they cannot be used on highways or regular roads. Mainly they are used to illuminate a campground or large area directly in front of your Silverado.
Spot Lights: These are generally the same as flood lights, but they offer greater lighting distance. They are not allowed for highway use either, but some drivers do use spotlights to help them spot terrain that standard driving lights can’t reach.
Now we know the different functions of off-road lights and their counterparts, it’s time to choose the right bulb for the job.