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Mazda 6 Car Truck Fog Driving Lights

Your Mazda lighting system is a critical component of your safety as a driver. The loss of road visibility is one of the most dangerous circumstances that can face a driver. In certain inclement weather conditions, the use of fog lights will increase your road visibility as well as make you more visible to other drivers.

How do fog lights work?

Fog lights are an auxiliary set of lights mounted on the front of your vehicle. They are used in conjunction with your standard fog lights in situations that require additional lighting. Fog lights are typically mounted directly below your standard lights and can be toggled with an in-dash switch.

Fog lights for your Mazda sedan emit a lower, wider pattern of light than normal headlights. These are mounted lower than typical headlights to illuminate the surface of the road directly in front of you. The low angle of the headlights means light does not shine directly at the precipitation in front of you. This greatly lessens the amount of light reflected directly back into your eyes and reduces glare.

What type of fog lights are available for the Mazda 6?
  • LED: LED bulbs use common light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, for illumination. LED bulbs have a long lifespan, thanks to their lack of filament, and come in a variety of colors to suit your personal taste. They also use less power and generate less heat than other options, making them energy efficient.
  • HID: High-Intensity Discharge, or HID, bulbs are powered by xenon gas that is ignited by an electric charge. They are known to provide the most light of all available options.
  • Halogen: Halogen bulbs are the original version of the fog light and involve the use of a filament part. These bulbs offer a lower light output but are still effective fog lights for a number of vehicles.
Does the color of my fog lights matter?

One color isn't any more effective than another. For years, yellow fog lights were marketed as the most effective because yellow light has a longer wavelength. According to the theory, the longer wavelength would reduce the amount of light scattering and reflect back into your eyes. However, after extensive testing, it was determined that most droplets of water are too large for this theory to work in practice. If you’re not sure which color to choose, try testing out a few options to see if you notice a different light intensity.