PROFESSIONAL retrofitter in CT

Our company was founded in 2013 by our CEO, Gio, who started retrofitting lighting for trucks and cars in a shed located in his mother's backyard. We have remained true to our roots and continue to specialize in retrofitting lights to this day.

Retrofitting is the process of enhancing or modernizing existing systems, structures, or components to meet evolving needs and leverage technological advancements. It offers a cost-effective and efficient solution by integrating new features without the need for a complete system or structure replacement.

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Adds personalization to the overall vehicle transformation, reflecting individual style and preferences
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Demonstrates the owners attention to detail and refined tailoring
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Creates a unique and standout appearance
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Increases the value and desirability of the vehicle, potentially commanding a higher resale price



While retrofitting is a broad term, we excel in a variety of headlight upgrades. Some of the most popular options include:

Headlight Painting

Customize the interior of headlights to match the vehicle's color scheme or design, we call this color matching or “paint-to-match”. This involves matching the headlight housing color to the car's body or incorporating custom patterns and effects. read more

Bulb Upgrades

Upgrade headlights to LED bulbs, providing brighter illumination, improved energy efficiency, and a longer lifespan. LED conversions enhance visibility and give a modern appearance to your vehicle. read more

Install Halo Rings

Add LED or CCFL rings around the headlight projector or in a separate housing, creating a unique halo effect. These rings come in different colors, adding an eye-catching element to your headlights. read more

Projector Lens Etching

Personalize the lenses of your projectors with laser-etched designs, logos, or patterns, adding elegance and uniqueness to your headlights. read more

Color-Changing/ RGB Lighting

Add RGB LEDs to your headlights, allowing for customizable color options. These lights can be remotely controlled, enabling you to select different colors or lighting effects to suit your preference. read less

Demon Eyes

Incorporate small LED lights behind the projector lens, giving the appearance of glowing eyes when your headlights are on. Demon eye kits are available in various colors and add a menacing or aggressive look to the front of your vehicle. read more

Switchback Turn Signal Upgrades

Switchback LEDs are bright white when you are driving and when you signal they will flash amber. These are a stylish upgrade as it allows you to utilize a single light location for both your DRLs and Signals. read more

Sequential Turn Signal Upgrades

Install sequential LED turn signals or dynamic turn signals, creating a modern and stylish lighting effect. Sequential turn signals light up in a sequential pattern, while dynamic turn signals create a flowing light effect, enhancing visibility and attracting attention. read more



When it comes to customization, headlights offer the widest range of options. However, when a customer seeks a complete vehicle transformation, we highly recommend modifying every light on the car. Every light can be customized according to your preferences. Whether you desire to switch the LED color from amber to white, amber to switchback, or simply tint or paint them, there are endless possibilities for customization.

Tail Light Options

Open up your factory tail lights and paint the insides black or paint-to-match (only for clear lens tail lights). If you have red lens tail lights, we can tint the lenses to give them that blackout look. Some car and truck models have a great alternative aftermarket clear lens tail light option where we can supply the new aftermarket stylish tail light, open it up and paint the insides to match your vehicle. read more

Door Handles

Paint or leave them chrome with a custom fit LED strip, choose from solid white LED or upgrade to switchback.

Mirror Light Options

Paint-to-match inside the lens or install switchback leds and paint the lens with only the led strip showing.

Side Marker Options

Blackout your ugly factory red or amber side markers. Or add an LED Strip to them.

Fog Light Options

Paint-to-match your factory fog lights. read more

Cab Light Options

Simply paint-to-match or tint your factory cab lights or upgrade to White LED Cab lights and paint them to match.


the factors taken into consideration when pricing CUSTOM LIGHTING

The cost of customizing headlights can vary depending on several factors, including the specific customization options you choose, the complexity of the modifications, and the type of vehicle you have.

To provide you with an accurate estimate, we would need more information about your vehicle and your customization preferences. We recommend bringing your car in for a personalized consultation. Our experienced Sales Staff will assess your headlights, discuss your desired customization options, and provide you with a detailed quote tailored to your specific needs.

We take pride in offering high-quality customization work. We strive to deliver exceptional value and ensure that you're completely satisfied with the results.

Please feel free to schedule an appointment or visit our shop, and we'll be happy to assist you further and provide you with an accurate cost estimate for customizing your headlights. 



Browse our online selection of custom lighting available for many makes and models and have a shop near you install, install yourself, or bring your vehicle to us for installation when they’re done!



How long will custom lighting take to complete?

We turn around most custom lighting jobs in 2-4 weeks. It is beneficial to have us build your lights first before bringing your vehicle in. Once they are done we can call you and you can come down for a same-day install.

Do you offer a warranty on your custom lighting?

YES! All custom lighting built by The LAB comes with a 5 Year Warranty on Workmanship

Can you show me examples of previous headlight customization projects you have done?

Of course, we have plenty of photos on our parts instagram @thelab_parts or you can see any vehicle in our past work gallery with custom lights, they were all built in house!

Have you had any issues with moisture in your previous jobs?

With the proper techniques, you will never have any moisture issues. Choosing the right shop to open your lights up is crucial because the wrong person will result in fish bowl lights. The LAB Custom Lighting department is the only shop in New England you should trust to open up your expensive lights on your car.

Do you offer any package deals or discounts if I combine headlight customization with other services, such as a vinyl wrap or paintwork?

YES! Talk to your sales rep about a package deal if you plan to get more work done to your car than just headlights.

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