Fog Lights - Getting Home In Poor Visibility by:Louie Liu
When you bought your car it came equipped with a lot of features that made it safe to drive. In fact over the years passenger safety has become a very important attribute on which cars are sold and reputations are established. You can therefore be justified in asking if fog lights are so important for safe driving how come they are not a standard feature on all cars?
Well for one thing an increasingly larger number of models now have factory fitted fog lights. And on the other hand in situations of extremely poor visibility even fog lights may not help. But there are often situations where the visibility is not good but if you could see the road immediately ahead of you then you could proceed cautiously till either the visibility improves or you reach your destination. Remember with poor visibility you can get stranded even if you are just a few kilometers from your home.
Fog lights are lights that have a special beam which is able to penetrate better through the mist and fog than a standard headlight beam. It is usually a yellow or a light purple colored beam. A third color red is not used because it can get confused with tail lights. These lights are mounted low on the car and aimed at the ground immediately ahead of the vehicle.
Therefore fog lights are able to illuminate the ground immediately ahead of your car. You are therefore able to move forward at a cautious slow speed. Since the throw of fog lights is not as much as standard headlights you cannot drive at high speeds using fog lights. But if you only need to drive a relatively small distance to either reach your destination or get out of foggy conditions then the slow speed does not matter.
Fog lights also look good on your car just as Euro tail lights do and let people know your car is capable of handling extreme conditions. Therefore if you want your car to have an off road capable sporty look then fog lights will help you get that look. Fog lights are easy to choose online and are easy to install. You can find the latest fog lights at http://www.ilovebodykits.com.
About the author
Louie Liu has been in the car aftermarket products industry for 5years. He has specialized in body kits, headlights, cold air intakes and other aftermarket products. He has deep knowledge of a wide range of products including knowledge of benefits of body kits and other products, product options and how to choose a car aftermarket product. You can learn about a wide range of body kits and other car aftermarket products at his site http://www.ilovebodykits.com.