Range Rover Safety Feature

MADPEBS1

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Following a range rover this morning and looks like they need to protect us more by having red LED lights at bottom of bumper that are WAY to bright. It really took your eyes off the brake lights !
 

John Z

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Following a range rover this morning and looks like they need to protect us more by having red LED lights at bottom of bumper that are WAY to bright. It really took your eyes off the brake lights !
Some European vehicles have factory rear foglight/foglights. They are like a red brake light. I see them a lot, and I assume most drivers aren't aware they have them on. Can indeed be annoying.
 

glhs837

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Pretty sure that's not a stock feature. Tail lamps, like other lights are regulated as to allowed brightness.
 

John Z

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looked pretty stock in bumper, looked brighter then the brake lights when they were applied. They work in my hanger, going to go look. yup its a sport and these are them bottom lights....

http://www.landroverusa.com/vehicles/range-rover-sport-off-road-suv/exterior-gallery.html
The red lenses at the far corners of the bumper? I suppose they could have replaced the bulbs with higher intensity units... But some of those rear fogs are pretty bright.

Nice ride that person has, BTW. :smile:
 

MADPEBS1

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nope it was the lights to left and right of black part of bumper, FULL bright all the time. They really did seem overly bright at 0545 ;-(((((
 

John Z

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Yeah, I believe it. Not sure what GoesLikeHell was stating regarding the brake lights. Frequently the rear fogs are in a different location, like in the RR Sport you encountered.
 

glhs837

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nope it was the lights to left and right of black part of bumper, FULL bright all the time. They really did seem overly bright at 0545 ;-(((((

That was the point of the video, that a stock vehicle does not have lights in that location down by the bumper, just reflectors. So it's not Range Rovers safety idea. But rather the owner of that vehicle who has added those lights. Around 5:45, or a bit later, coming out of the mudpit, the reflector does do that, reflect, but the brakes lights are not on when that happens. Again, pretty sure there are not lights in that location stock, just reflectors.
 

glhs837

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Yeah, I believe it. Not sure what GoesLikeHell was stating regarding the brake lights. Frequently the rear fogs are in a different location, like in the RR Sport you encountered.
1. Lights were stated to be bright red lights that came on when the brakes were applied, only way down on the bumper.

2. Factory back up lights (what you are calling fogs) are white. So what he saw cannot be those, since they are tied to the transmission being placed in reverse. Unless you place the transmission in reverse, those lights cannot be turned on.

3. The Feds regulate what lights you have, and what color and intensity light they may emit. One part of making a foreign vehicle US compliant s making sure it meets US lighting requirements

So, to reiterate, if you see brake lights on a vehicle significantly brighter than others on that same vehicle, odds are pretty good that the owner had them added.
 

MADPEBS1

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I dont know, i'll find out who the person is and ask them if they added aftermarket lights. During daytime driving those might not be on if they are factory? Then im going to take a hammer to them ;-)))))))))
 

itsbob

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Pretty sure that's not a stock feature. Tail lamps, like other lights are regulated as to allowed brightness.
Nope, rear facing fog lights..

It's actually a "ticketable" offense to run them in clear weather..

BUT having driven in Europe.. worth having them.
 

itsbob

I bowl overhand
That was the point of the video, that a stock vehicle does not have lights in that location down by the bumper, just reflectors. So it's not Range Rovers safety idea. But rather the owner of that vehicle who has added those lights. Around 5:45, or a bit later, coming out of the mudpit, the reflector does do that, reflect, but the brakes lights are not on when that happens. Again, pretty sure there are not lights in that location stock, just reflectors.
My Discovery has the same light(s) but only on one side of the bumper.

Tail lights and turn signal are up high.. fog light is in the bumper.
 

John Z

if you will
But the lights in question are red like brake lights.
GLH, I do not believe the OP asserted that the rear fogs came on only when the brake lights were illuminating. Only that their brightness was took attention away from the brake lights.

In fact, European rear fogs are red in color, and have the intensity of a brake light. They are in fact legal here in the US. They are activated by another switch position in the headlight/foglight switch array inside the vehicle.
 

glhs837

Power with Control
GLH, I do not believe the OP asserted that the rear fogs came on only when the brake lights were illuminating. Only that their brightness was took attention away from the brake lights.

In fact, European rear fogs are red in color, and have the intensity of a brake light. They are in fact legal here in the US. They are activated by another switch position in the headlight/foglight switch array inside the vehicle.



Ah, new things every day. I think of fogs as lights to help ME see through the fog. Whereas these are to help others see YOU through the fog.

Land-Rover rear fogs.jpg
 

MADPEBS1

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Yup, just like that, guess it was finda foggy this A.M.. So, you turn on foglights and they come on BRIGHT. Mystery Solved i think....
 
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