How do the fog lights keep you safe?
Many drivers do not know what makes their fog lights different from their headlights. Standard headlights are designed to shine straight ahead, illuminating a large swath of the road. When driving through fog, shining light from this angle can create blinding glare. This is because fog is just a low hanging cloud made up of millions of tiny water droplets suspended in the air. These droplets act like little mirrors when struck by light, reflecting a large percentage of your headlights’ output back toward you, making it difficult to see the road.
Fog lights are designed to give you more visibility to see the road in foggy conditions by focusing light down in front of your vehicle instead of straight ahead. The beam pattern they produce is also typically a narrow bar rather than a wide spread of light. This helps to illuminate the road instead of just creating glare. While you won’t be able to see as far as you could with your standard headlights on a clear day, they will keep you much safer while driving through inclement weather.
Some fog lights on the market are available in yellow. There are several arguments surrounding why yellow light is more beneficial in inclement weather. Some say yellow’s longer wavelength makes it better for penetrating fog, while others believe that yellow light puts less strain on the eyes of drivers, making it easier to see. No matter what the actual reason is, many drivers prefer yellow fog lights. Many companies simply use yellow lenses over white LEDs, which creates a greenish-yellow light output. At Diode Dynamics, we make our fog lights with true yellow LEDs to ensure that they provide a pure yellow, high contrast output.
You might be wondering what makes our LED fog light bulbs so special. Halogen bulbs used by a majority of vehicle manufacturers aren’t as bright and don’t last as long as LED bulbs. Your average halogen bulb is going to burn out after a few hundred hours, with some bulbs lasting as long as 1000 hours. LED bulbs are designed to last for over 40,000 hours. Installing our LED fog light bulbs in your vehicle essentially means that you will not have to worry about dealing with burnt-out bulbs for as long as you own your vehicle. We know that once you try these bulbs out, you will be amazed by the increased visibility they offer even in the harshest conditions.