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Old 25-09-2008   #1
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Daytime running lights

Keep your lights on all the time you're driving, heard this morning it could cost the average motorist an extra 64 per year in fuel.

I think it would be good for safety but very annoying because a lot of people don't have their light adjusted properly. Might see an increase in rage.
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Re: Daytime running lights

Road Safety Authority here encourage leaving dips on all the time and mis-aimed is one of the biggest causes of failure of the NCT so its checked at services, etc.
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How would it cost more petrol i have my sidelights on all time because thats how its set on my car.

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How would it cost more petrol i have my sidelights on all time because thats how its set on my car.

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The lights are powered by the engine, the engine uses petrol. When you switch the lights on your engine uses a tiny bit more petrol than if they were off. Thats what I was told
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Re: Daytime running lights

majority of mainland europe has it compulsory to have headlights on all time
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Re: Daytime running lights

dipped lights is a good idea.... but why on earth do chavs leave their fogs on
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Re: Daytime running lights

https://www.fiatforum.com/leisure-lo...oduced-uk.html think most aspects were done to death here...
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Re: Daytime running lights

I dont know, but IMO light bulbs are going to use such a small amount of power the effect on fuel would but negligable. IMO. i put my lights on when conditions are anything but perfect, i used dipped because i dont see the point in sidelights, you can hardly see them.
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Hmm, mixed feelings.

Positive - idiots won't be able to drive around with no lights on.

Negative - more bikers may get knocked off as drivers get used to seeing lights during the day and don't notice them any more.
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Re: Daytime running lights

What am i missing here? Alternator charges battery, but the alternator is being driven constantly by the belt, therefore I can't see how using the lights uses any more fuel.

If the alt was driven from a clutch then yes you could disengage it and then it won't spin when not needed.

But I can't see the 'uses more fuel' argument on the majority of cars.

Or am i being thick? Its been a long day.
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Re: Daytime running lights

Quote Originally Posted by balidey View Post
What am i missing here? Alternator charges battery, but the alternator is being driven constantly by the belt, therefore I can't see how using the lights uses any more fuel.

If the alt was driven from a clutch then yes you could disengage it and then it won't spin when not needed.

But I can't see the 'uses more fuel' argument on the majority of cars.

Or am i being thick? Its been a long day.
The alernator has more resistance when the lights are on so uses more of the engine to turn it. but like i said IMO its a completely negligable amount
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Quote Originally Posted by StevenRB45 View Post
https://www.fiatforum.com/leisure-lo...oduced-uk.html think most aspects were done to death here...

damm u i just found that i was gonna Fail the OP

anyway i have my LED's on 24/7 coz they look cool
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Re: Daytime running lights

Quote Originally Posted by Lolita View Post
dipped lights is a good idea.... but why on earth do chavs leave their fogs on
coz it looks good
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Re: Daytime running lights

Quote Originally Posted by fiatdrivingfan View Post
Keep your lights on all the time you're driving, heard this morning it could cost the average motorist an extra 64 per year in fuel.
i bloomin hope it doesnt cost me more. Where you heard/seen this info?
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Re: Daytime running lights

Quote Originally Posted by Lolita View Post
dipped lights is a good idea.... but why on earth do chavs leave their fogs on
Because they are ignorant and attention seeking morons who FAIL to understand the difference between fog and clear driving conditions! If they need to attract attention by having front fogs on then they're obviously attention whores.
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