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Fog lights and high beam.

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by RonW, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. Dec 30, 2017 at 5:54 AM
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    RonW

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    Why can't I turn the fog lights on when the high beams are on? I mean I know why I wouldn't use them at the same time and all, but what if I wanted too. Maybe I just wanna turn all my lights on.

    You aint the boss of me Toyota!!

    It was the same in my GMC. Just wondering.
     
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  2. Dec 30, 2017 at 6:02 AM
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    Les7311

    Les7311 Look up, what do you see

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    Wellllll...I asked the same
     
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    It's not a toyota thing, it's all manufacturers. The reason is because it is some stupid federal law/DOT requirement that the fog lights turn off when the high beams are on. Luckily there is always someone to figure out a work around.
     
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    Stupid DOT, they aint the boss of me either. I knew it was like that on my last few trucks, I just never knew why. I dont think it bothers me enough to worry about a work around. I was just wondering the whys.
     
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    Here's a screenshot kind of explaining it. You aren't supposed to run fog lights all the time, only in fog. So by this logic, since you shouldn't run high beams in the fog; if your high beams are on, then there is no fog and the fog lights shouldn't be on.

    20171230_090024.jpg
    20171230_091304.jpg
     
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    What is the source for this? People around DFW run with fogs on all the time. I have never seen anyone turn them off with approaching traffic. I notice that on some vehicles you can run them without the headlights on. Seems people around here think that is cool. Though there are lots of idiots around DFW. You also have the ones that insist on running parking lights only well past sunset.
     
  8. Jan 4, 2018 at 10:46 AM
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    There is a MOD on here that you can do...run fogs with high beams
     
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    I nabbed that from a google search. I know that the laws vary from state to state, some states will allow you one set of auxiliary lights on the front of a vehicle, anything more is supposed to have a cover over it, but I have yet to see that law enforced with all of the LED bars running up and down the road. I have friends that are cops, and they have told me the same thing about the fog lights, but they also told me that they just don't care to and have only enforced it when they are having a bad day and the lights are aimed way to high and in their eyes.
     
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    I have 55 watt leds in my fogs. They do a great job of lighting road to side and directly in front of truck. I only use them when needed on crappy roads to better see holes. Around here they do not even enforce the front plate law unless they pull you over for speeding or something else.
     
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    I'm running the Rigid Industries SAE pattern duallies as fogs they put out a very flat very wide beam and aren't offending to oncoming traffic at all they have a cut off very much like a projector headlight. This is a pic of the beam pattern from about 2.5' from my garage wall.
    20180104_212627.jpg 20180104_212614.jpg
     
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