We are in the so-called dark months of the year. Seen in this light, it is not surprising that there has been a lot to do about car lighting lately. For example, the ANWB received many reports that the rear lights of modern cars are not always on. In addition, modern cars would blind too much. An explanation of car lighting.
Since 2011, new cars have been provided with daytime running lights without exception. Audi started earlier, namely with the introduction of the A6 of the 4F type. At an additional cost, the model introduced in 2004 could be fitted with LED pendant lights brisbane running lights, which is the norm today.
Incorrectly adjusted low beam can blind
Although especially the LED daytime running lights are very bright and ensure good visibility, you need to use the so-called low beam in the dark. This car lighting actually gives you a better view. The green icon of the lighting appears with the beam pointing downwards in the instruments. When driving low beam, the rear lights and license plate light also illuminate. Low beam is set in such a way that you do not blind the other traffic, hence the name.
A few things can also be said about modern low beam, said the ANWB. One model even had a headlight that at 20 centimeters distance gave a bundle that is “three times as bright as a glance in the sun”. Some cars already have technology on board – such as matrix lighting – to limit nuisance for oncoming traffic. This can for example be done by dimming a part of the bundle when oncoming traffic is signaled. A less advanced solution is the so-called adaptive high-beam assistant. This system uses the cameras on board to temporarily switch off the high beam when an oncoming car is detected. The high beam is then automatically switched on again.