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post #16 of 20 Old 10-02-2013, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by n8mcd View Post
This is very true, having fog lights on or lights aimed low your actually losing distAnce. I never really noticed until I was driving one night and I realized my fogs had been on for the last few nights, I hit the button and shut them off and boom, I could see much further.

If I'm gonna be adding any lights I want them to be aimed as high as my low beams...

I started this more or less to see peoples cool/ unique lights...
In clear conditions, more foreground light is not a good thing, it's a bad thing. Some foreground light is necessary so you can use your peripheral vision to see where you are relative to the road edges, the lane markings and that pothole 10 feet in front of your left wheels. But foreground light is far less safety-critical than light cast well down the road into the distance, because at any significant speed (much above 30 mph), what's in the foreground is too close for you to do much about. If you increase the foreground light, your pupils react to the bright, wide pool of light by constricting, which in turn substantially reduces your distance vision, especially since there's no increase in down-the-road distance light to go along with the increased foreground light. It's insidious, because high levels of foreground light give the illusion, the subjective impression, of comfort and security and "good lighting".

Basically, you need better low beam optics.
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I just love when people come down the road at me with super bright lights I and can't see a thing. Great feeling to not know if bambi is going to jump out in front of you after they go by and you're seeing stars. :thumbdown:

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Originally Posted by n8mcd View Post
I'm looking to do some sort of extra lighting but I don't like big lights bars with the huge round lights... I want something a little more subtle to give a more agressive look... Stock fogs are tiny .
You are contradicting yourself.
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