Performance Front Fog Light & Daytime Running Light (DRL) Upgrades
What you need to know about custom performance fog lights and daytime running lights.
The performance lighting is a lighting upgrade and enhancement of the existing type of fog light or daytime running light (DRL). We have available products for right hand drive only but there are some neutral drive lights that be for either the passenger or driver.
Fog lights or fog lamps are to help all drivers when there is reduced visibility. These can either be in the front of the vehicle or the rear. It is not a legal requirement for fog lights to be used when driving in fog, however it is highly recommended so other drivers can see your vehicle. However, it is illegal to use fog lights in normal driving conditions. This can result in a fixed penalty notice, which is a £30 fine but no penalty points.
A link for The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989:
What is the difference between fog lights and day time running light (DRL)?
Fog lights are bright lights used on a vehicle in foggy or bad weather conditions with reduced visibility. It warns other drivers of one’s presence. Daytime running lights (also known as a DRLs) emit a white light on the front of the vehicle to improve the visibility of the vehicle during the day. These are a new feature in newer vehicles and will remain on when the vehicle is being driven.
So, the difference is that fog lights must only be used during bad weather conditions where visibility is poor and daytime lamps allow the vehicles visibility for others during daylight.
What are the terms relating to sides of the vehicle?
The drivers’ side of the vehicle is the right hand side of the vehicle and may be referred to as the off side or O/S. The passenger is the left hand side and may be referred to as the near side or N/S.
What are the different features of the fog lights and DRL’s?
Please note some of our products do not contain the bulb holder within them. See the product specification to check whether the part does. The bulb holder is what holds the bulbs within the light.
Performance / Custom Front Fog Light & DRLs Buying Guide
Here is an explanation of the terms used to help you choosethe correct Performance Foglights & DRL's for your vehicle.
Performance Front Foglights & Daytime Running Lamps
Upgrade your lights to customise your vehicle and make it stand out.
Right Hand Side Unit in the UK
Left Hand Side Unit in the UK
O/S Off Side
Drivers Side Right Hand Side
N/S Near Side
Passenger Side Left Hand Side
A bright light on a motor vehicle, used in foggy conditions to improve road visibility or warn other drivers of one's presence.
Daytime Running Light
A daytime running lamp (DRL, also daytime running light) is an automotive lighting and bicycle lighting device on the front of a road going motor vehicle or bicycle, automatically switched on when the vehicle is moving forward, emitting white, yellow, or amber light to increase the conspicuity of the vehicle during daylight conditions.
This holds the bulbs and is then fixed in to your fog light
From February 2011 it is a legal requirement for new vehicles to have day time running lights fitted. If your vehicle is from before this date, you are not required to have the daytime running lights.