Headlight tint has become one of the most popular ways to modify or customize one’s vehicle and the methods available to do so are both numerous and inexpensive.
Whether you choose spray-on tint, poly-carbonate covers or pre-cut tint film there is sure to be an option to fit your budget and level of skill.
But, whoever thought of tinting headlights n the first place? Not only does it seem like a dubious idea (why would anyone want to reduce the the amount of light passing through their lights) but it seems sure to attract unwanted attention from the authorities. Regardless of how well or poorly conceived the idea was it has surely taken root and become one of the staples of the aftermarket industry.
Although no one can be sure of the exact origins of headlight tint one good guess is that it began with AVS Headlight covers which were manufactured from hard poly-carbonate and clipped over the existing headlight housings.
Founded in 1935 in Jacksonville, Florida as a business built around the innovation of the Ventshade, a device mounted above car windows to keep out rain with the window open. The company made a variety of window shades, hood shields, and, eventually light covers. For this reason it seems clear that we can assume VS to be the originator of headlight tint and the company that launched a thousand others.