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low beam

n.
The setting of a vehicle's headlight that provides short-range illumination.

low′ beam′


n.
an automobile headlight beam providing short-range illumination, used chiefly in urban areas.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.low beam - the beam of a car's headlights that provides illumination for a short distance
light beam, ray, ray of light, beam of light, shaft of light, irradiation, beam, shaft - a column of light (as from a beacon)
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recently developed the LED Compact Bi-function that includes one LED light source switching intermittently between low beam and high beam.
They put out a lot of light on high beam while offering battery-saving low beam and strobe light options.
The tail lights light up in a pattern and are all LED units, lamps have HID projector units for low beam and full LED lights for high beam, DRLs double up as indicators and light in a three-step pattern and LED rings inside the glass housing.
It's very important for drivers to keep a safe distance, to use their headlights, on low beam, or fog lights, and to avoid using hazard warning lights unless they have completely stopped or are driving extremely slowly (under 20km per hour).
The message read, "Dear Driver, drive cautiously and use the low beam light during weather changes.
have advised the motorists to use low beam lights in foggy
We are spreading awareness to the people on various digital platforms highlighting ways on how to deal with such circumstances." Kharji advised motorists not to use high beam lights, as well as avoid using hazard lights and only use them in case of emergencies."The use of low beam lights or 'fog lights' is recommended, and maintaining a safe distance between your vehicle and the others is mandatory," he added.
There's a high or low beam and strobe and at about $69, affordable.
The Kia Optima provides good visibility with its curve-adaptive headlight system but produces excessive glare for oncoming vehicles on low beam approaches, giving it a poor rating.
If motorists encounter smoke on the road, treat it as fog and use low beam headlights, officials advised.
The revised front fascia also features new LED high/ low beam headlights, LED turn signals, LED fog lights and a new bumper with flush-mounted sonar sensors.