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Unread 07-10-2006, 12:10 AM   #1
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Area lights = Fog lights? Directional lights = driving lights?

When reffering to the 2 different types of lights, I have always said "area: or "direcitonal" lights. Looking at KC slimlights and other things, I have noticed they are called "driving" and "fog" lights.

I assume the driving lights are like head lights? They are focused, and thus are high powered, directional lights?

And fog lights means they are not so long ranged, but a wider area?

I just need this cleared up.

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Unread 07-10-2006, 12:21 AM   #2
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you are correct in your assumption...more or less. Lights can range from spot to flood and some can have patterns. Fog lights are short range broad area, Driving lights have a narrow flat pattern and cast light almost as far as a spot light. There are some lights (Tractor supply/Northern) that are inbetween, Trapazoid.
Headlights fall into the middle between Fog and Driving lights
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Unread 07-10-2006, 01:46 AM   #3
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yes driving lights are directional long range beams and fog lights are area lights. if you want lights that can do both, check out these warn lights:

that is what im running right now.
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