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02nd November 2023

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Understanding Fog Lights - Why It Is Important?

Fog lights are a crucial component of safe driving, however, there are still many facts about this object which we are not aware of yet. The major function of fog lights is to aid in visibility. But usually, automobile drivers don't understand its basics like what is use fog lights, when to use it, which is best- driving lights or fog lights, safety instructions and many more. But do not get overwhelmed as we are going to sort this out for our user. So, hop on the journey:

What Is The Use Of Fog Lights?

Fog lights were implemented to offer assistance to drivers during extreme weather circumstances in order to enhance visibility. They are designed in such a way that enables them to cut mist, rain, dust, and fog. 

Fog Lights Vs Driving Lights - Which One Is Better in Fog?

Driving lights are much stronger than fog lights with a high beam. Yet the high intensity of light reflects the moisture particles in the rain and other weather conditions that could unblock the vision. On the flip side, fog lights for cars have flat and unique beams that cut the moisture droplets instead of reflecting them. Thus, fog lights are the best for rainy and foggy weather. 

When You Should Use Fog Lights?

In Heavy Fog

Fog lights should only be used in heavy mist when visibility is less than 100 meters. Remember that lights should be used only when the weather is actually foggy. 

Also Read: Safety Tips For Driving In Foggy Weather

During Heavy Rains

During the rainy season, the use of fog lights is very important but only when visibility is vulnerable or there’s heavy rain. You can use the fog lights when driving lights may not remain effective.

During Dust Storms

Fog lights are specially designed to provide clear visibility and thus dust storms are the perfect condition to use them. You can utilise it when passing through highways or dusty areas. 

Safety Tips To Consider While Driving In The Fog

  • Keep the speed low 

  • Avoid using high-beam lights

  • Stick to your lane 

  • Do not forget to use warm A/C to remove mist on the windshield 

  • Keep the driver seat’s position on the comfort level

  • Use indicator for alert

Conclusion

No wonder, fog lights play a huge role in assuring a safe drive throughout bad weather conditions such as fog, heavy mist, storms and rain. With the low beam, they are safer to use in such weather although they are hardly available in basic car models. You can easily enjoy this function in luxury cars. And if you are fond of used luxury cars then Autobest is the most perfect platform to explore for you. 

FAQs

Are fog lights effective?

Yes, the use of fog lights is effective in weather conditions like heavy mist, rain and dust storms. It helps in increasing the visibility of drivers in such weather. 

Are fog lights also useful in the rainy season?

Yes, in heavy rain fog lights provide better visibility to the driver.

Which color is fog light?

Fog lights are usually yellow in colour. 

Do all cars have fog lights?

No, fog lights are not yet a mandatory function to have in the car. Only luxury cars have fog lights. 


More Blogs To Read

Car Lights & Headlights: How & When To Use?

When Is It High-Time To Change The Headlights?

Fogging your car: how to prevent it

How do LED running lights work and what are they used for?

 

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