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What The HELLA is Going On?

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You talked me into it, I’ll take all the HELLA stuff you got.

If you’ve never heard of HELLA (pronounced Hee-la) you might be wondering who the Hella they are and what the Hella they make. So let me explain why HELLA is so Hella awesome (OK I’m done with the Hella puns). HELLA is a German company which kind of automatically means they make great stuff. Think of all the other great German companies like Mercedes, BMW, Philips, Adidas, Audi, Hugo Boss (I should buy myself a new suit… I look pretty snazzy in a suit) etc., etc…

Anyways, HELLA was founded way back in 1899, when things were much much older, and today is one of the top 50 global automotive suppliers. Currently, we sell their lighting and automotive accessory products. These include: Daytime Running Lights, Fog Lights, Driving Lights, Headlamp Kits and more. We also sell their air horns and if you don’t think you need an air horn, you should read my other blog which tells you why you’re wrong in thinking that. They’re seriously awesome.

LEDay Flex Daytime Running LightsMost of the high end HELLA products are designed and precision manufactured in Germany with high quality materials for a product that is built to last. Take the LEDay Flex 8 for example which uses a magnesium bulb housing. Not only is Magnesium a cool word because it reminds me of Magneto from the X-men, it’s also lightweight, highly durable and a good conductor of heat—much like Aluminium. This will keep your lights cool because the heat is being conducted away from the components.

HELLA lighting is even used by OEM car manufacturers—such as the aforementioned Mercedes, and also Cadillac—in their high end luxury vehicles. If you were to take the bulb out of the headlamp on these vehicles, you’d find a sweet little HELLA light bulb. A regular Joe junk product doesn’t get to run with those big boys. When it comes to lighting, HELLA knows what they’re doing.

So, when you come to Sonic Electronix, be sure to check all the different product offerings we have now. We’re not just car audio anymore, we’re everything car related. And don’t forget to check out all of our top notch HELLA products for all of your lighting and air horn needs. Yes, air horns are needs. Seriously, check em out.


Air Horns… The Blurring Point Between Need and Want

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So I was sitting here trying to think of why anyone would need an air horn and I was having trouble coming up with ideas until it hit me… You don’t need one. You want one. Because let’s face it, 99% of the time the horn on your car is going to work perfectly fine. No, it mightKleinn 230 Air Horn not scare a person so bad that they’ll need to check their underwear, but it’ll get their attention right? So why then, even bother getting one? There isn’t a whole lot of practicality so why do I still want one so bad?Mostly because I think it would be hilarious to install one on my little 4 door sedan so when I honk the horn and an ear splitting 153 dB tone erupts out of my car from my KLEINN-230, people’s jaws will drop when they realize it came from my little Volkswagen.

I’d probably use my horn a lot more at people who cut me off in traffic. Actually i’d probably use my horn a lot more in general.

But I still don’t need one right?

But if I had one, I’d be able to see if I could break glass with it. It only takes about a 100 dB’s to shatter glass and 153 dB’s is waaaay more than that… That could be fun to try.

But I don’t need an air horn!

So then I started wondering what the difference is between need and want. A need is something that we physically and mentally need for survival. But if we want something badly enough, that can affect us mentally right?

Still with me?

So if we really want an air horn badly enough to the point where it affects us mentally, doesn’t that make it a need? In some twisted sort of way, don’t we need an air horn to be satisfied and start focusing on the other aspects of our lives once more?

I don’t think psychology books are going to be rewritten because of my theory but I know somewhere out there, someone has to agree with me on this one.

Maybe next time my neighbors annoy me with their obnoxious music I’ll pull up right outside their house at 4 in the morning and give them a little piece of my mind. All 153 dB’s of it.

And hey, if 153 dB’s is a little extreme, Sonic has plenty of other kits that are still going to make people jump out of their skin like the KLEINN-6127 which still puts out a headache inducing 131 dB’s.

In the end, the difference between need and want really doesn’t matter. Loud horns are cool and fun and so who cares if you don’t need one as long as it makes you happy right? And that’s what we try to do here at Sonic.

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