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Day Running Lights Obscuring Front Indicators

Discussion in 'General Cars' started by ReganAndCarter, 16 Aug 2019.

  1. ReganAndCarter

    ReganAndCarter

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    Is it just me, or do others find that the bright LED day running front lights can make the indicators difficult to see? I have seen several modern cars waiting in the middle of the road facing me, and only been able to see the indicators when I'm level with the car. All these cars had the indicators immediately above the day lights, and their brightness made it really difficult to see the flashers and tell that the car was indicating to turn across in front of me.

    Have others noticed this? Or should I go to Specsavers?
     
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  2. KenGMac

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    What I have noticed is that some modern cars have a dipped or cancelled running light, then the indicator can be visible.

    The indicators i find difficulty with are on Fire Engines and some other Emergency [older] vehicles, there are loads of front facing blue high intensity flashing lights, which one is an indicator???
     
  3. Harry Bloomfield

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    Yes, form over function. Rear lights are often the same, a tiny indicator, surrounded by a dazzling brake light.
     
  4. Keithmac

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    Me as well, some of the lighting designs are frankly stupid imho.

    They have addressed this recently by shutting the headlights off in some cases but plenty of cars with the same "fault".
     
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    What I have seen on some cars is that, when indicating, the DRL on that side extinguishes.
     
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    Many seem to think fog lamps are day running lights.
     
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