The human eye is more sensitive to yellow light when light-adapted than when
in other words, yellow objects appear brighter in daylight, but when your eyes
adjusted to low light conditions (like driving at night, in the fog) the human
eye is LESS
sensitive to yellow light. Of course, this varies, within a range of values,
to person - and even between your two eyes.
This whole discussion has piqued my interest in this subject - I am continuing
the "white vs. yellow" fog lamp deal.
San Jose, CA
'70 2000 - doesn't have fog lamps, doesn't need them because it doesn't run 8^
> I could be wrong here but my understanding is that the reason your fog lamps
> are usually yellow is so that other drivers can see you coming. Fog Lamp
> Yellow is close to the most visible colour for the eye.
> Phill Brook
> (who has bloody big white fog lights on his Subaru and small, non-factory
> yellow ones on the roadster)
> >===== Original Message From Roman Rist <firstname.lastname@example.org> =====
> >Having lived in Northern Ca. for many years all I can say is; yellow or
> >white don't mean a hill of beans to me!
> >The times I've driven through fog so thick you had to damn near
> >bulldoze a path through it, neither beams did much.
> >When the fog broke, it always scared the crap out of me to now be able
> >to see the traffic I was previously driving BLIND through....I was
> >Blind, thank god I wasn't Drunk!!!!!
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