Originally Posted by IndicaDLS2002
Now what are white lights? I guess you mean the driving lights you referred to earlier & the glare it might cause. I guess its best to point them parallel or bit downwards to the the road.
The colour of light depends on the colour temp. of the light source. I'v attached a chart which illustrate the light colour on different temp.
Now I want to say few things about FOG lights. We can use fog lights for 3 reasons: 1) for better visibility at foggy weather,
for better visibility at foggy weather the colour temp of the light source should be less than 3500K; higher than this reading will spoil your visibility. Higher the light temp better the reflection by the fog hence poor visibility. Stock bulbs are useless, just for show up only. There are HIDs with lower colour temp and ideal for those who drive in foggy weather. 2) better side by side visibility at night &
Normal stock bulbs serves the purpose well; I drive verna and its pretty decent but not brilliant. 3) show up.
I'v seen many cars with bluish/blue fog lights which emits serious glare even with my front wind shield crystal clear; this is serious offense; cops should act with such installation. There are others who install HIDs in their reflector headlight housing but never properly tests about glare/reflections emitted at low beam.
People installing HIDs or bulbs with higher colour temps as fog lamp have to be extra careful. Becoz if light escapes as high beam then opposite drivers will have serious issues. There are many RTAs documented due to situations where the opposite driver didn't used dipper and due to illegal/improper fog lamp installation. So I would like to request everybody to take extra precaution while upgrading their fog as well as head lights to higher wattage/kelvin.
Any upgrades should be thoroughly tested before hitting the road. There are innocent lives at stake just becoz of our carelessness.
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