[ROVERNET - UK] LIGHTS and brains

Brooks restore at nbnet.nb.ca
Wed Feb 7 02:55:51 GMT 2007

I have daytime lights on my mini van...they are actually the amber corner 
lenses...they are quite bright and visable. Some have them built right into 
the normal headlamp system...not low mounted and they use about 2/3 
intensity of the standard low beam lumins. The big problem I have found is 
at night some people will actually find themselves forgetting to turn on 
their proper headlights ...they can see fairly well but the system only 
turns on the low intensity daytime lights but not the running lights ...I 
often find myself coming up behind a car without the tail light on because 
the driver has only the daytime running lights working and forgot to switch 
on his regular lights.


 Dennis Brooks
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Read" <defender110 at ozemail.com.au>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 10:39 PM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] LIGHTS and brains

> Call me sceptical, I suspect that they are fitted purely for their 
> cosmetic wanker appeal, not safety.
> If manufacturers seriously intended for them to be *daylight* running 
> lamps :-
> 1. they would have included a light or headlight activated interlock to 
> disable at night.
> 2. Not mounted them 100 - 150mm from the road surface.
> Cheers
> Dave
> South Oz
> Paul Smith wrote:
>> DRLs are meant to be Daytime Running Lamps; why are they the size of 
>> spotlights, and mounted in a useless location for anyone to notice during 
>> the day?
>> PVS
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