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Re: Fog Light Usage

I only use them in the fog, rain, snow, and back roads at night. There's no reason to run them all the time except to be rude. And the ones with the really bright fogs, I just nail with my much brighter highs, then they shut them off.
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Re: Fog Light Usage

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So you are making it harder for others drivers to see becaue you can't see that well. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Please have some courtesy to other drivers.

WTF are you talking about?!?

The factory WK2 Fog Lights LOWER (in Physical Location and Brightness) than the main lights so they are in no way a hazard to other drivers.

I keep mine on ALL THE TIME. When my main headlights come on, so do my fogs. Thats the way I want it. I like the look of all 4 lights vs just 2.
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I find that the new LED bulbs however are nearly blinding whether someone is behind me or in oncoming traffic. I think at some point the LEDs will either be outlawed or regulated.
Yes, I see that being the future as well. Some vehicle tail-lights are amazing bright and with it being so directional of course you will be blinded.

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The factory WK2 Fog Lights LOWER (in Physical Location and Brightness) than the main lights so they are in no way a hazard to other drivers.

I keep mine on ALL THE TIME. When my main headlights come on, so do my fogs. Thats the way I want it. I like the look of all 4 lights vs just 2.
Naturally you would think fog lights are for fog conditions and most idiotic drivers either drive with them on not knowing or just don't care. You really think it's adding very much foreground lighting? I doubt it makes much of a difference. If you're WK2 came with the HID package then fogs should really be out of the question unless you think the fog is so thick in your area that they're warranted.
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Re: Fog Light Usage

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WTF are you talking about?!?

The factory WK2 Fog Lights LOWER (in Physical Location and Brightness) than the main lights so they are in no way a hazard to other drivers.

I keep mine on ALL THE TIME. When my main headlights come on, so do my fogs. Thats the way I want it. I like the look of all 4 lights vs just 2.
Then why do you think states have laws requiring you to dim or turn them off when approaching other drivers. So you would rather look good in your eyes with them on vs dimming them so that I can see the road better. So I like the looks of my high beams so you won't mind when I flash them on at you.
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So you are making it harder for others drivers to see becaue you can't see that well. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Please have some courtesy to other drivers.
The use of fog lamps doesn't make it any harder for a oncoming driver to see....

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Not of you have your fogs on. They
Count as your forward facing directional white light. At least in the great states of Ohio, North Carolina, Texas, and Colorado. I've lived in those four states. However, I can not say for certain in the other 46.

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At night, it is illegal in most states. In MI, the light has to light an object 500 feet (I think), no fog lights that I have ever had could do that.


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Then why do you think states have laws requiring you to dim or turn them off when approaching other drivers. So you would rather look good in your eyes with them on vs dimming them so that I can see the road better. So I like the looks of my high beams so you won't mind when I flash them on at you.
States require people to dim their high beams when other drivers are approaching. DOT require that a car has no more then 4 illuminating lights on the front of car (not including amber turn signal lights).
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:08 PM
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The "correct" way to use your fog lights in a foggy or low visibility situation is to actually turn your headlights to the park position and then turn on your fog lights. This allows your tail lights to remain illuminated while using the low angled fog lights. Before everyone crucifies me, try it out on the next really foggy morning or in a blizzard condition. You will be amazed.

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Like I said try it next time you are on a road all by yourself in adverse weather that results in low visibility conditions. I believe that you will surprised at the results.
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Yeap, it works. I'm kinda looking forward to the next foggy day, now. Thanks, again, JRoll1ns.
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The use of fog lamps doesn't make it any harder for a oncoming driver to see....
That isn't always true, Some fog lamps project their light at the same level of some drivers eyes, thus resulting in blinding of some degree. Undoubtedly it comes down to the housing style of the fogs, If it's a newer projector style I'm sure it wouldn't affect people but a reflector would in some cases.

It happens to me quite a lot when I see dumba**es driving down the road with the fogs on in a non-fog condition.
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That isn't always true, Some fog lamps project their light at the same level of some drivers eyes, thus resulting in blinding of some degree. Undoubtedly it comes down to the housing style of the fogs, If it's a newer projector style I'm sure it wouldn't affect people but a reflector would in some cases.

It happens to me quite a lot when I see dumba**es driving down the road with the fogs on in a non-fog condition.
+1 Also fog lights are not required to be adjusted like headlights. Some fogs are out of whack and shops do not adjust these when the vehicle is inspected.
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+1 Also fog lights are not required to be adjusted like headlights. Some fogs are out of whack and shops do not adjust these when the vehicle is inspected.
All True and/or the driver doesn't know they're misaligned
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All True and/or the driver doesn't know they're misaligned
Very true. Nothing worse than seeing a car with jacked up lights. Takes the cool factor away instantly.
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Re: Fog Light Usage

They make a huge difference in bad snowstorms, you can make out where the road actually is, the outlines of tire tracks so ya know what side of the road you're one (especially at night). Those were with regular fogs though (my old '07 Cherokee Sport), haven't been in any snow since I've have my WJ with projector fogs, dunno how projectors will perform.
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