Fog Lights

Submitted: Monday, May 17, 2004 at 13:52
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Hi All,

Had a lot of fog weekend before last and was after opinions and experiences and what people recommend (if any)?

TIA,
Leroy
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 14:06

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 14:06
How often do you have to drive thru fog?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 14:07

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 14:07
flammin thing sent to early

lightforces you can just get lens covers of YELLOW or BLUE etc that clip on.. saves havin fog lights for 2 days a year
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 14:15

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 14:15
Seems to be foggy most trips to eildon and then quite often when up the snow coming home at night.

Are yellow fog lights effective? Lightforces could be an option.
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Reply By: Vince NSW - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 14:41

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 14:41
Leroy,
The idea behind fog lights is that fog is thinner close to the ground & if you have a low set light it will show up objects obsuured from driver height. Putting any colour lens over a light that is attached to the bull bar will only blind the driver with reflected light. To work, your lights have to be mounted under the bull bar where they can be broken when off road.
I live in the Blue Mountains of NSW & we get fog 5 out of 7 nights in winter. I am yet to find a light that works. Check out the cost of Lightforce, but if you have a weak heart, be sitting down
Vince
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 14:52

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 14:52
hmmm I was hoping that I didn't have to mount something down low for the very reason you mentioned. I thought that maybe something like a lightforce with a yellow cover would solve the problem. I have to drive with the lights on low beam but sometimes have to slow up to a crawl.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 16:57

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 16:57
You will still have to slow down to a crawl in those conditions as everyone else will... 1 in 1000 cars would have fog lights, the rest would stupidly just goto High beam and blind themselves.

Lightforce 240's arent expensive at all very worthwhile for the cost.
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Reply By: Rick Blaine - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 19:21

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 19:21
ahhhhhhhhhhhh the theory behind the yellow lenses is that yellow light has a different wavelength and can penetrate fog better... I wonder tho I've never found a light that does eat straight thru fog.
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Reply By: rolande- Monday, May 17, 2004 at 21:27

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 21:27
Leroy,
Look at some of the newer Hella fog lights, slimline design to fit under air dams etc, good part is they will also fit in any slots in your bullbar, (if you have them), where they can be mounted lower and still have protection out in the bush.
Rolande
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Reply By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 23:40

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 23:40
Whatever sort you get, mount them as low as possible without making them too vulnerable. And remember that when it's not foggy, turn them off. Fog lights are just small driving lights and they are not dipped, so they blind oncoming traffic. Might be great for visibility with the low beam headlights, but like driving into the sun for the poor bugger coming the other way.
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