【Car owner’s home car knowledge】The use of car lights is directly related to driving safety. The correct use of car lights can not only protect your own safety, but also create an orderly traffic environment. Following fog lights, double flashers and turn signals, in this advanced novice class we will talk about car position lights and how to use them.
●What are position lights?
Profile lights are also called width lights, commonly known as small lights. Literally speaking, "show" means warning; "profile" means outline, so the profile light is a warning sign, a signal light used to remind other vehicles to pay attention. This kind of light is usually installed at the edge of the top of the car, which can indicate both the height and width of the car. Safety standards stipulate that vehicles with a vehicle height higher than three meters must be equipped with position lights.
The front side lights are generally white light sources, so you can clearly see the width of your car and the position of your car when meeting another car, thus improving safety. To put it simply, the biggest effect of the side lights is not to be beautiful! It is to provide the vehicle with visibility, that is, to make it easier for other "road users" to see the car clearly and let them know that a car is coming. Rear profile lights are generally red light sources to increase the penetration of the light source, which can make it easier for the car behind to spot the car in front when the line of sight is unclear, and avoid car accidents caused by being unable to detect the car in front in time due to unclear line of sight.
●Under what circumstances do you need to turn on your position lights?
The position light is a warning sign, mainly used to remind other vehicles to pay attention in weather with low visibility. Traffic regulations stipulate that the specific scope of use includes the following situations:
However, when the headlights are turned on, the position lights will also turn on. Therefore, during daily driving, many people do not have the habit of turning on the side lights. They either turn on the headlights directly or turn on nothing at all.
In fact, in hazy weather, driving in the evening, or when it is drizzling, you can turn on the profile lights alone without turning on the low beam (because the low beam is useless during the day) to facilitate the identification of the front and rear vehicles.
●Misunderstandings in using position lights:
In daily driving, many drivers will use side lights instead of low-beam headlights to drive in the dark. Little do they know that this is very dangerous. Because the position lights are only used to alert other vehicles and cannot illuminate the road ahead.
●How to check whether the position lights are on in the car?
On some models, when the headlights turn to the position of the side lights, the corresponding logo will also light up on the corresponding instrument panel. However, some models do not have the position light symbol on the instrument panel, so it is impossible to judge whether the position light is correctly lit through the instrument panel.
●How to turn on the position lights?
There are two types of position light switches, namely knob type and lever type. As shown in the picture above, car owners can find the position to turn on the side lights according to the signs on the car. The lights on the front and rear are the side lights.