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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 13:58:02 GMT
From: FEDavisnopsamdnet.att.net (Fred E. Davis)
Subject: Re: FOG LIGHTS are for FOG!!!


On 16 Dec 1997 03:04:39 GMT, "Duane Dostie" <ddostienopsamtiernet.net> wrote: >They should be aimed lower than the low beams to fill in >the area that the lows don't cover. That's what fog lights are for. Then why are they called 'fog' lights? Why not 'lower headlights' or 'auxiliary headlights'? They are called fog lights because they are mounted as close to the road surface as possible in order to illuminate the road below the level of the fog. Headlights are worthless in heavy fog because the illuminate the /fog/ above the road, not the road. Fog lights are not intended to augment headlights in normal driving conditions in any meaningful way.

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