No confusion here - all lights are driving lights or they would not be on the
car for a particular purpose .....
everyone understands pecific lights are side, head low beam, head high beam,
spots, fog/fanouts, reversing, break, rear fog/bright red, indicators,and of
course roof spot/navigator.
Robert N. Blair Yellow 65BJ8 RNBmail@yahoo.com
--- On Wed, 11/23/11, Oudesluys <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> From: Oudesluys <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [Healeys] Driving lights
> To: "F Ronald Rader" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: "List Healey" <email@example.com>
> Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 1:32 AM
> I think there is some confusion about
> various types of lights.
> It depends how you define the various terms.
> In my view (but others may differ):
> -Town lights (USA) are the small front lights, often
> combined with indicator lights, or incorporated in the
> headlights. Usually 5W. They are switched on together with
> the rear lights.
> -Side lights (USA) are the lights front and rear on the
> front and rear wings on the side of a car. They are switched
> on together with the lights.
> -Side lights (EU/UK) are the lights referred to as town
> lights in the USA, see above.
> -Driving lights are separate front lights that are used
> during driving at all time, day and night, like e.g. in
> Sweden. They are switched on as soon as you switch on the
> ignition. Modern cars have them now as LED lights. They are
> more intense than town or side lights and are used on their
> own (no rear lights) if the other lights are not in use.
> Sometimes they are switched of automaticly when the head
> lights are on.
> -Spot lights are long range high intensity lights
> (blinding) and should only be used in combination with high
> beam, as is laid down in law in many states/countries. Often
> referred to as driving lights in the USA.
> -Fog lights are short broad range high intensity lights
> (non blinding) and should only be used with dimmed
> headlights or town lights. Only for use in dense fog. Often
> illegal when visibility is more than 200 meters/yards.
> Spot and Fog lights should be wired in using relays.
> Kees Oudesluijs
> Op 22-11-2011 23:51, F Ronald Rader schreef:
> > Fred,
> >> Do use a relay. I tie mine to the high beams
> so they come on while hi beam
> >> is on.
> > and I have a switch so that i can have the driving
> lights on or off w
> > the high beams, but they only work w the high beams
> on. ron rader
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