IMPROVE YOUR DRIVING VISIBILITY WITH FOG LIGHTS

Too many auto lovers and car drivers do not understand the true purpose and utility of fog lights. Most people think the obvious is the only purpose that these lights serve – to provide illumination in foggy conditions. Their actual application however, is far more massive and a lot more practical. Let’s see how you can improve your driving visibility with fog lights.

Their utility

Fog lights are there to improve your driving visibility in very specific conditions – when the atmosphere around you is highly reflective and your regular headlamps may actually be blinding you instead of providing illumination for the road. This can be during foggy conditions, during heavy rains and snow or driving in a snowy area where the angle of your regular headlamps is causing the light to reflect back at you, causing a total white-out. Many drivers cause the situation to get from bad to worse by flicking the lights from dipped to full – doubling the amount of glare being reflected back at them. These are the situations when fog lights can come in handy.

Their positioning

Flog lights are generally mounted lower down on the front of your car and are designed to cast a wider yet shorter beam of light. This simple change ensures that the light they produce is reflected in a lesser amount back at you, therefore improving your visibility and letting you see objects that are further away from your car. With the car’s regular headlights turned off and the light illumination from your fog lamps remaining low, the backscatter of light coming off the fog or snow is more or less eliminated, allowing you to see the road ahead of you much more clearly.

Their usage

Many people tend to make the mistake of turning on their fog lights in addition to their regular headlights under the impression that the former is a means to allow others on the road to see you through the thick fog. You can see as explained above, that is NOT the actual purpose of fog lights and you will only cause even more light to reflect back towards your eyes rather, making driving difficult. You are therefore, advised to use only your fog lights in tough visibility conditions and refrain from turning on your car’s regular headlamps.

All in all, fog lights are a must have car accessory for people who have to deal with difficult weather conditions while on the road. If you live in or are visiting a place where snow, fog or heavy rain is a definite possibility, getting fog lamps for your car is an essential precaution. You will definitely appreciate the driving visibility difference that they will create.

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HID LIGHTS – WHAT MOST FOLKS OVERLOOK ABOUT THEM

Have you ever wondered how some cars have headlights that are so bright they actually appear to be blue? Do you think the headlights of your own car aren’t good enough to provide sufficient illumination for when you are on the road in the dark? You aren’t the only one! Most people believe standard auto headlamps to be deficient for many challenging driving conditions. Thankfully, the market offers an efficient and reliable solution to this problem – HID lights. And while this technology isn’t new, most folks tend to overlook the many HID-den features and benefits they offer. This blog post will tell you a bit more about HID lights and how they can help in making night time driving easy for you.

What are they?

If you are rather new to the world of automobiles, you would want to know that HID lights began appearing as a new headlight variant in luxury car models in the 1990s. HID stands for High Intensity Discharge. Regular halogen headlights make use of a filament to generate a slightly yellowish light, much like the old Edison-style lights bulbs that have been used in homes for so long. HID lights, on the other hand, work like fluorescent lights, and pass electricity through a gas (typically Xenon) to create an intense white-blue light.

Why use them?

The biggest advantage of HID lights is that they generate illumination that is a lot closer to natural daylight than regular halogen headlamps. This becomes a huge advantage to anyone who has to frequently drive around unlit roads, off-roading tracks or remote highways. The blue-white light generates much better visibility in the night and can therefore, help improve your safety and increase your reaction time on the road.. They last much longer than their halogen counterparts and have a lower energy usage (almost 20-30% less). This means your car’s battery and charging system will bear lesser stress and will perform better for longer. And yes, HID lights look REALLY cool on just about any car!

Considering the above, buying HID lights is one investment that you should definitely make for your car. Don’t you think so too?

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The Backup Camera Systems – Everything You Need to Know

Reversing a vehicle can be a tricky affair for a lot of drivers, especially in locations where parking spaces are tight. Thanks to the aid of modern cameras and electronics, backing or reversing cameras are now available to motorists to help and assist when parking nor backing out of the driveway.

A backup camera, often also called a reversing camera, is a special type of video device that is used specifically for the purpose of being attached to the rear of a vehicle to aid in backing up or reversing to alleviate the rear blind spot of a vehicle. A backup camera is designed distinctly from other cameras in that the image it displays on a monitor is horizontally flipped so that the output is a mirror image of what the camera actually sees. This is necessary due to the fact that the camera and the driver are facing opposite directions, and without the flipped view, the camera’s right would be on the driver’s left and vice versa, which can cause confusion when doing a reversing maneuver.

A typical backup camera sports a wide-angle or fisheye lens to allow for a wide angle view of the surroundings. While such a lens may spoil or the camera’s ability to see a faraway object, it allows the camera to see a wider horizontal path from one rear corner to the other. Back up cameras are installed typically pointed on a downward angle, to allow a view of ground, approaching walls and other obstacles.

Most reversing camera systems typically consist of a rear facing camera with a wide-angle lens, and a screen or monitor which is typically mounted on or part of the vehicles dashboard. Advances in electronics have paved the way for miniaturized camera systems with smaller monitors integrated into rear view mirrors for convenience and for ease of installation.

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GPS Tracking Devices: What are the 3 Best Uses for them?

GPS tracking devices have two main parts: a tracking device and an interface device. The tracking device is installed in your vehicle, while the user interface is downloaded on your computer—your smart phone, PC, or tablet. That way, you can track your vehicle and know its exact location from your computer.

GPS tracking devices can give you information through the use of geostationary positioning satellites. This technology allows you to know the speed, location and direction of your vehicle. Much of the durability and features of your tracking device depend on its brand, quality, and price. A lot of GPS trackers would give you real-time information with no possible delays. However, cheap and low-quality GPS trackers may fall short on such features.

The following are the three best uses for your GPS tracking device:

1.    You can use it for business.
You can use your GPS tracking device to manage the delivery network of your business. It can help you track your drivers and their location. The device will also let you check on your employees’ whereabouts if they ever have to be somewhere that has security hazards. The tracking device will also allow you to monitor your deliveries and shipment.

2.    You can use it to ensure your family’s safety.
Your GPS tracking device will also assure you that your children are safe. It will let you know their present location and tell you how long they have been in a particular area.  You simply have to place the GPS tracker in their bags. If you have older children who use your car and you would like to monitor their driving speed and location, your GPS tracking device can also do that for you. You can also use it on elderly family members to make sure they are safe.

3.    You can use it to locate your car if it gets stolen.
A hidden GPS tracking device will not only be able to tell you where your car is, but it might also hint at where the thief is. You can also use your GPS tracker as material evidence in some legal issues.

In buying GPS tracking devices in the Philippines make sure to purchase from a reputable shop that offers quality products and top-class services. Some of the best shops selling GPS trackers can be found in Makati and Paranaque.

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