Condensation in your Lights

Condensation in your Lights (2)

Condensation is a naturally occurring condition that can affect any light. It does not suggest a defect in a product, as opposed to what happens when a leak occurs, in which case there is water ingress that could lead to a system failure. The explanation contained herein is intended to help end users differentiate between these two conditions so they understand what, if anything, needs to be done.

Condensation

Condensation is the change of water from a gaseous
form (vapor) into liquid water. It appears as small
droplets of moisture inside the light.

Water Ingress

Water ingress describes water that leaks into the light,
manifesting itself as large droplets and pooling of
water that is clearly visible.

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Condensation in your Lights (4)

Water Vapor

Small Water Drop lets

Pooled Water

Large Droplets & Pooled Water

Condensation does not cause a problem with normal operation of the
light and is, therefore, NOT considered to be a defect or
warrantable condition.
lamps are designed to allow moisture to escape and not reenter,
but it takes time for the moisture to evaporate
(the amount of time will depend upon whether or
not the light is turned on or not).

Sources of water ingress can vary. If a light suffers water ingress
as the result of physical abuse and/or misuse, it would not
constitute a manufacturing defect.
Otherwise, water ingress caused by a defect in workmanship is
a warrantable item. In this event, please contact the dealer
who supplied the product to schedule a return.

Virtually all lights are prone to condensate due to the following events:

In most cases this is because the car has been exposed to more moisture than usual. For example, the headlamps can fog-up from the inside after you’ve driven through the car wash or when the engine compartment cools down in a cold environment.
● Air is trapped inside a lamp when manufactured
● Plastic parts used in lights naturally absorb moisture in the air
● As the light heats up these plastics parts release moisture that mixes with air
● Moisture attaches itself to the coolest part of the lamp, e.g. the lens
● Halogen lamps tend to run hot so the moisture evaporates more quickly
● LED lights produce less heat so moisture takes longer to evaporate, so it can be more noticeable

CONTACT

  • Rd. Ritian,Songxia Industrial Zone,Songgang,Nanhai,
    Foshan,Guangdong,China.528234.

  • Foshan Tuff Plus Auto Lighting Co.,Ltd .

  • +86 13670637937

  • info@tuffplus-autolighting.com

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Condensation in your Lights

Condensation in your Lights (3)

Condensation is a naturally occurring condition that can affect any light. It does not suggest a defect in a product, as opposed to what happens when a leak occurs, in which case there is water ingress that could lead to a system failure. The explanation contained herein is intended to help end users differentiate between these two conditions so they understand what, if anything, needs to be done.

Condensation

Condensation is the change of water from a gaseous form (vapor) into liquid water. It appears as small droplets of moisture inside the light.

Condensation in your Lights1-1

Condensation does not cause a problem with normal operation of the light and is, therefore, NOT considered to be a defect or warrantable condition.
lamps are designed to allow moisture to escape and not reenter, but it takes time for the moisture to evaporate (the amount of time will depend
upon whether or not the light is turned on or not).

Water Ingress

Water ingress describes water that leaks into the light, manifesting itself as large droplets and pooling of water that is clearly visible.

Condensation in your Lights1-2

Sources of water ingress can vary. If a light suffers water ingress as the result of physical abuse and/or misuse, it would not constitute a manufacturing defect.
Otherwise, water ingress caused by a defect in workmanship is a warrantable item. In this event, please contact the dealer who supplied the product to schedule a return.

Virtually all lights are prone to condensate due to the following events:
● Air is trapped inside a lamp when manufactured
● Plastic parts used in lights naturally absorb moisture in the air
● As the light heats up these plastics parts release moisture that mixes with air
● Moisture attaches itself to the coolest part of the lamp, e.g. the lens
● Halogen lamps tend to run hot so the moisture evaporates more quickly
● LED lights produce less heat so moisture takes longer to evaporate, so it can be more noticeable

CONTACT

  • Rd. Ritian,Songxia Industrial Zone,Songgang,Nanhai,
    Foshan,Guangdong,China.528234.

  • Foshan Tuff Plus Auto Lighting Co.,Ltd .

  • +86 13670637937

  • info@tuffplus-autolighting.com

CONTACT US

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