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#488235 - 10/12/17 06:03 PM Re: Driving at night [Re: Hamwich]
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Registered: 07/08/11
Posts: 6253
Loc: Devon
Originally Posted By Hamwich


Years ago we had manual dipswitches and people were taught to use them to prevent dazzling oncoming drivers.


In the late 1950s, my Dad’s MG Magnette ZB had a floor mounted dip switch, to the left of the clutch.
oldgit

As for the headlights being discussed; they are a real pain to oncoming traffic on the winding and undulating roads around here.
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#488238 - 10/12/17 06:15 PM Re: Driving at night [Re: Rev 4K]
ewn Offline

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Registered: 10/04/16
Posts: 1060
Loc: NE Scotland
I have quality glasses, but what’s more important is cleaning them and cleaning the windscreen, inside and out, , it makes a massive difference.

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#488276 - 10/12/17 08:46 PM Re: Driving at night [Re: Rev 4K]
DavidR Offline
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Registered: 25/04/16
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Loc: Hampton Hill, Middx.
Good lenses in your glasses can make a real difference, these are fantastic at night.

https://www.hoya.eu/en-gb/wearers/lenses/designs/special/enroute-p31825
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#488340 - 11/12/17 09:59 AM Re: Driving at night [Re: Neilda]
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Originally Posted By Neilda

Many new cars now have automatic dip beams - and they're not very good.

Plus those who think automatic headlamps will switch them on in all circumstances. How often a have you come across a car in daylight fog with only DRLs on. I think it partly due to nearly all cars having the instrument lighting come on with the ignition. M3Ws avoid this error.

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#488362 - 11/12/17 12:27 PM Re: Driving at night [Re: Rev 4K]
Alistair Offline
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I see a lot of the DRL problem. If you come out of London on the M3 or M4 both are well lit for a good distance out of London. During this time the cars lights remain dormant even if they are automatic-on/off. DRL's are on (front only) so making these cars stand out from behind.

When you get to the unlit lane the automatic cars light up, the others usually wake up and switch them on! Usually.
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#488373 - 11/12/17 01:55 PM Re: Driving at night [Re: TimG]
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Registered: 27/08/08
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Originally Posted By TimG
Originally Posted By Neilda

Many new cars now have automatic dip beams - and they're not very good.

How often a have you come across a car in daylight fog with only DRLs on.

I prefer that to coming up behind a car in a light mist with its fog lamps on.
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#488433 - 11/12/17 06:37 PM Re: Driving at night [Re: tmg513]
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Misuse of fog lights is realy annoying as well as being illegal. Rear fog lights are, if anything, more annoying, not only for the dazzle but also because it makes the brake lights less obvious.
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#488452 - 11/12/17 07:14 PM Re: Driving at night [Re: Rev 4K]
skullmog Offline

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REAR FOG LIGHTS!!!!!! don't get me started, sound like grumpy old man now...... oops

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#494534 - 18/01/18 05:49 PM Re: Driving at night [Re: Rev 4K]
skullmog Offline

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Registered: 02/10/16
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DavidR took your recommendation on the Hoya driver pro spec's I agree they are fantastic! Thanks for the heads up cheers

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#494551 - 18/01/18 08:14 PM Re: Driving at night [Re: skullmog]
DavidR Offline
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Registered: 25/04/16
Posts: 60
Loc: Hampton Hill, Middx.
Originally Posted By skullmog
DavidR took your recommendation on the Hoya driver pro spec's I agree they are fantastic! Thanks for the heads up cheers


Great to hear, I wouldn't be without mine. I must declare an interest being an optician, we sell loads of them - but over many years I can't remember another lens that has had such good reviews from users.
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