5 Unique Tail Light Housing Color Options

BY MICHAEL D.

Give your fellow motorists or competing racers something nice to look at as you blow by them — with the addition of a custom-colored pair of tail light housings. This is an area that often goes overlooked, but it shouldn’t be. Our selection of DOT-approved and totally street-legal replacement housings are sure to leave a lasting impression — and maybe even inspire some slowpoke to upgrade their own lights. From LED lights and old-school to Euro-style tail lights, we’ve got ’em, and certain brands may even stray into multiple color territories. Read on to learn more about the top five most popular color options available here.

1. BLACK TAIL LIGHT HOUSINGS

Black tail light housings are the best way to let everyone know that at the helm of your ride is one bad dude or chick. Offering a dramatic contrast from light to dark, these murdered-out lights are both aggressive and commanding. Spyder and Anzo USA headline this small but elite collection.

2. RED TAIL LIGHT HOUSINGS

Red tail light housings give your ride cherried-out style in more than just the literal sense. While the usual suspects Spyder and Anzo are also represented here, check out what Poison Spyder has to offer — round, flush-mounting applications that are great for Jeeps.

3. SMOKE TAIL LIGHT HOUSINGS

Smoke tail light housings are perhaps more likely to catch the eye than the two types listed above. Boasting a covert look that wouldn’t look out of place in a murky-screened Hollywood thriller, they’re well represented on our site by brands like Spec-D and IPCW, in both the traditional and European styles.

4. CHROME TAIL LIGHT HOUSINGS

Flash and fearsome, chrome tail light housings are the best way to boost your back-end appearance. Miles from ordinary, chrome housings are a clear indication that you’re all business behind the wheel. APC Euro Tail Lights are sonic-welded for a pristine fit and flawless performance.

5. CLEAR TAIL LIGHT HOUSINGS

If, however, you’re not the type to mix it up too much, traditional clear housings might be what you need. The benefit they bring to the table is that they don’t obscure or compete with the bulbs of your choice.