Question: What headlights do I need at night?

What headlights should you use at night?

Use headlights when visibility is ‘seriously reduced’. Use fog lights when visibility is reduced to less than 100m by fog or spray. Use dipped beam headlights to avoid dazzling other road users when driving at night. Use full beam headlights at night when the road ahead is completely clear.

Should you use low beam headlights at night?

At night, low beams are best used when driving in traffic and in lit city areas where short-range breams are sufficient for lighting the road. To improve visibility, wipe down your lights on a regular basis – especially during muddy fall and winter months.

What setting should my headlights be on?

The top of the low beam shining on the wall should be at or slightly below the height of the center of the headlight lens for most vehicles. You should expect the light pattern to be higher on the right side (passenger side) to illuminate road signs and lower on the driver’s side to prevent blinding other drivers.

When should you use full headlights?

The RSA advises that you should always use full headlights when driving at night. However, you should NEVER use your full headlights in the following situations: in a built-up or special speed limit area where there is good street lighting. when stopped in traffic.

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When should you use your low beams?

The short-range light emitted from low beams is ideal for driving in traffic when you don’t want to blind other drivers with your bright high beams. Driving in fog, rain and heavy snow calls for the use of your low beam lights. The downward directed light is best for cutting through these low-visibility situations.

When driving at night you should switch to low beams when?

Use your low beams when you come within 500 feet (about one block) of an oncoming vehicle. Also use your low beams when following another vehicle within 300 feet. Slow down when nearing a curve if you are driving the maximum posted speed limit.

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