Altezza lights

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The origin of true Altezza lights, the Toyota Altezza.

Altezza lights (also known as Lexus lights, Euro lights, crystal lights, or clear lights) are vehicle tail lamp clusters consisting of one or more internal lamp units, covered with a clear (or tinted) acrylic cover made popular by Lexus and have been coming as stock equipment on Altezza and Lexus IS300's since 1998. Some Altezza lights also include LED lighting.


The style was first used on the rear light clusters of the Toyota Altezza in 1998, which was sold elsewhere in the world months later as the Lexus IS. Prior to the release of the Altezza, the Toyota Supra Mark IV used an encased tail lamp assembly in gun-metal grey that essentially started the trend. The Mark I Altezza housing was finished in chrome.

Altezza lights are common aftermarket automotive customization products for modified cars but are also standard equipment on many vehicles now. These include the Toyota Prius C, third and fourth generation Nissan Altima, second and third generation Subaru Impreza hatchback, and 2007-present Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2011 facelift Toyota Fortuner, and the fourth generation Mitsubishi Pajero.