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So I'm sure as most of you that have an RC with LEDfog lights know, they are less than useless for practicality, being that theyaim almost straight down. Their light does not even extend past 6 feet from thebumper. As such, is anyone aware of how to adjust them, if even possible? Theydo, however, look amazing when seeing the car front-on…
 

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I have yet to own or even see an RC in person and in full and haven't come across an owners manual as yet, but have you checked your owners manual to see if it mentions anything about adjusting the fogs?
 

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So I'm sure as most of you that have an RC with LEDfog lights know, they are less than useless for practicality, being that theyaim almost straight down. Their light does not even extend past 6 feet from thebumper. As such, is anyone aware of how to adjust them, if even possible? Theydo, however, look amazing when seeing the car front-on…


If you have driven the car in actual fog (I have and own one myself, Also work for Lexus) when you are in fog and toggle them on and off you should see a difference in your lighting... Understand Lexus doesn't spend millions of dollars designing and creating a new vehicle without extensively testing every aspect of it....

Moving on to the fog lights themselves... the reason they are pointed more towards the ground and not straight out, because your actual headlights beam at an angle obviously further out from the front of your vehicle... if your fogs were pointed upwards the beams of light would mesh and cause less visibility not to mention blind anyone and everyone in oncoming traffic towards you...

Like i said i do work for Lexus and see nothing about adjustment of the fog lights, if they don't do anything for you or are "less than useless" I suggest just leaving them off
 

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I kinda think that the fog lights are working exactly how they are supposed to. I think that they are in part for just decoration. Some online research reveals this too:

Fog lights are low-mounted lights (bumper level or below) that project light that's cut off at the top. So the light pattern on a good-quality fog light goes straight out at bumper level and down, but not higher than that.
 

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My understanding of fog lights is that they must be aimed low because fog reflects the light. The light from normal headlights is reflected back into the driver's face, making visibility worse. The light from a fog lamp should go out low and level to avoid this effect. I have not driven my RC in fog yet, but they look well placed to be effective.
 

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Thank you all for your input. Most of you pointed out thatthe purpose of fog lights are to aim down, which is correct so as to provide additionallighting while preventing additional glare reflecting from the fog. Previouscars I’ve owned with fog lights aimed the beam straight out with a slightdownward angle. This allowed the beam to reach under the fog without the addedglare while simulatinously terminating at a point below on comers’ eyes;similar to HID blinders.


The unfortunate reality of the RC’s fog lights is that theyaim too low. Having used them in the fog at night a few times already, I canattest that they actually do more harm than good being that all of their lightoutput is concentrated on the road directly beneath your line of sight (beneathwhere you see the hood as you’re driving). This causes all of the lightreflecting from the pavement to add to the glare seen in the fog, withoutcontributing any light to the visible road ahead. You can actually see betterin night-time fog without the fog lights on because the same down-road lightoutput is present with only the unnecessary pavement reflection glare missing.


Bottom line: If they could just be angle upslightly, I’m sure there’s a sweet spot that allows enhanced visibility withoutblinding oncoming traffic.
 
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