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Blue Fog Lights

Driving in various weather conditions is always a safety concern. Particularly, driving in rain, snow, and fog can be especially dangerous. A surefire way to ensure safety while driving in such conditions is to ensure that you display proper visibility to other drivers. For years, fog lights have played an important role in this, ensuring that you will be seen in thick fog while on the road. Traditionally, these lights have been yellow for many years, but car makers are now utilizing blue fog lights as well, claiming that the blue tone makes vehicles more visible in the dense fog. So why was yellow most commonly used for so long? The short answer is that yellow fog lights provide the best, low lying visibility. The purpose of these lights are to illuminate the road ahead at a lower level, making it not only easier for other drivers to see the vehicle underneath the fog, but to make it easier for the driver to see what’s in front of him or her more easily as well. In recent years, many cars such as the BMW have pioneered the way for these lights to become a fashion statement in addition to a useful safety tool. Now, blue fog lights are increasing in popularity and more people are leaving them on, even when they aren’t needed.

The blue fog lights that are now installed in most upscale vehicles have become somewhat of a nuisance to other drivers. While they may assist drivers with visibility issues in inclement weather, those who leave them on regularly can really bother other people on the road. Because blue fog lights are designed to be much brighter and cover a much wider spectrum than traditional headlights, these accessories tend to be a pain for those who happen to see them in their rearview mirror. It is recommended to those who have these lights, to only use them when absolutely needed to avoid becoming a pain to other people driving. The plus side is that they provide safe, bright light for those who need to be able to see through the fog.

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