Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 22:07:55 +0100
From: "Mark Gerritsma" <magernopsam.nld>
Subject: Re: Headlight Windshield Wipers


"Susan Kamber" <kamber2000nopsamcom> schreef in bericht news:as8u10$sv5$1nopsamnews.rcn.net > What really is the point of windshield wipers on the headlights of > many Saabs. To me it just seems to be a gimmick. A German test of 2 years ago is your best answer. They have tested stray light from a headlamp and found that at 30% light extinction by dirt, oncomming traffic had the highest chance of being blinded. For cleaning a headlight they tested the two most common systems: washer only and a washer/wiper combo. According to the test the washer only system was only able to achieve a best result of 25% light extinction, while the combo system got to only 5% extinction. The combo system both cleans better and also makes it safer for oncomming traffic to encounter you, so the headlight wipers are certainly not a gimmick. -- Mager

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