Mostly everyone considers a car’s tail lamp to be unimportant and consider it to be not more than a decorative item. But in reality, Tail Lights guard your vehicle from slamming. In worst scenario, they protect from any fatal accidents, too.

Tail lamp is something fitted in every car from the time, the automobile is invented. This part has changed only in terms of design to make the car more attractive. For instance, the modern cars have LED tail lights, which are brighter and more distinctive in nature than the one used in old cars.

Let’s explore the facts associated with it to understand why this component holds such an eminent value

Different Types

There are actually three basic types in this car’s component.

  • LED Lights– These were used in cars which were manufactured after 2000. This Light emitting diode is durable, cost-effective, and most importantly, use little amount of energy.
  • Xenon Lights– Used in blinkers and headlights since 1991. These tail lights have high intensity and are far much stronger than the other lights used for the same purpose.
  • Halogen Lights– These are the standard lights which are used for most of the cars. These are the oldest, smallest, and most common type of lights used in every car.


Tail lamp are generally does not have a separate switch, they are wired with the switch that turns on the headlights. In case of automatic tail lights, these are connected directly to the battery. So, when the vehicle is turned on, the tail lights would illuminate themselves.


There are two red lights at the rear end of the car which is made of reflective material. These are brighter, larger, and have greater intensity than the front lights.


Located at the rear edge of the car, these lights avoid car crash as the driver behind is able to take an estimation of the car’s shape and size. Not only this, the tail lights are also easily visible in the dreadful weather such as rain or snow.

Therefore, it is important to follow certain maintenance tips of these lights and if required, should be replaced timely, from the nearest service centre.