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    I have aftermarket 5000k HIDs for dipped beam, and maybe it's because they're so bright that when I put my front foglights on, I can't see any increase in illumination on the road, from the driver's seat. Anyone else find that? Given that front fogs are to be able to see better, not for being seen more easily by other motorists (that's what headlights are for), I don't bother using the foglights at all now.

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    your foglights are to project more light onto the road surface for iluminating catseyes and white lines/road edges etc etc you are not really going to notice a diference in illumination just a difference in poor visibility

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    I can notice a difference at the front of mine, due mainly to the fact that the 5k's are so white and the normal foglight bulbs produce a more yellow light.
    People say front Foglights dazzle and blind, its utter rubbish. Front foglights are designed to cut under fog and illuminate the road directly in front of the car. In thick fog headlights dazzle as the light reflects off the fog, which blinds the driver. Its can be much easier to see where you are going in fog with just sidelights and front fogs on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Das View Post
    People say front Foglights dazzle and blind, its utter rubbish. Front foglights are designed to cut under fog and illuminate the road directly in front of the car.
    And that's where the problem is. If the road is wet then the fog lights reflects off the road surface straight into the oncoming motorists eyes.

    It's only really an issue though when they're NOT being used for their intended purpose. i.e. fog lights used all the time instead of ONLY when visibility is less than 100 metres.

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