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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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Furthermore, the Forester s safety performance, already among the world s highest, has been bolstered by adopting the new EyeSight, an Advanced Safety Package incorporating newly developed Adaptive Driving Beam headlights, and Subaru s first LED high & low beam lights and Steering Responsive Headlights.
If motorists encounter smoke on the road, treat it as fog and use low beam headlights, officials advised.
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He also urged drivers to put their vehicle headlights on low beam in foggy conditions.
New headlights with 4-light LED low beam and Halogen full beam.
Keep the lights on low beam and also, switch on the fog lights.
Drivers are also urged to keep enough distance between cars; not to use hazard lights and to use fog lights and low beam while driving in the fog.
Different signals are output from the BCM to control different settings of the headlights, such as high or low beam, left or right lights, fog lights, etc.
Abstract: This paper presents a system for automatic beam light detection from oncoming vehicles traveling in the opposite direction to the vehicle in which the system is implemented The system is designed to operate during low light conditions (at night), with the goal to automatically change light intensity from high beam to low beam when a vehicle is detected An approach using artificial neural network for image classification is proposed and implemented and test results are given in the paper Furthermore, directions f or future work and conclusions are presented.
Moreover, the system operates using very low beam energy because of the company's unique beam architecture.
A new flowing bonnet design helps to emphasise RAV4's wide track and the grille is flanked by new headlights, with projector-type low beam lamps.
The lights are switched on automatically when the engine is started up, and only go out again when the parking lights or the low beam are switched on, or the engine is switched off.