Vehicle lights. Types

Do you know what types of lights are in a car?

Car lights are one of the most important systems of active safety. Lights play an important role in preventing accidents. We used to tell our movements and see where we move on when it's dark.

There are several types of lights that we detail below

  • Position lightsAs the name suggests well serve to indicate the position and width of our car. In this group the short, long and fog lamps are included; their use is mandatory if the vehicle stopped on the road or on the shoulder. It's kind does not help us to circulate.
  • short lights or crossing; They are used to seeing at night, to be seen and improve visibility in rain or slight fog. They are mandatory at night, when driving through tunnels and reversible lanes at any time of day.
  • beam: They used in road or highway, at night. But if we pass other vehicles or reach one slower, change for the low beam to avoid glare.
  • Brake lights: these are those that are activated by the brake pedal and serve to warn the drivers behind you are slowing.
  • fog lamps; There are two types rear and front antiniebas.
    • The rear fog (Red) are mandatory and must activate under very poor visibility.
    • The front fog (White), such lights are not mandatory. They serve to make us visible.
  • Reverse: They indicate that the car is going to move in reverse. One or two lights are white.
  • Luches daytime driving: They are those that are placed in the front of the vehicle and serve to become more visible between sunrise and sunset. They are mandatory for all vehicles manufactured in the European Union since February 2011.
  • Direction indicators: They are orange lights, located at the four corners of the car. These serve to indicate that it intends to change direction, joining or leaving the circulation, change direction or change of direction.
  • Emergency lights: These are when activated while all indicators. They are activated by a special button on the car, red with a triangle, and serve to indicate that the vehicle is suffering a breakdown or generally in an emergency situation.