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02-01-2013 01:41 PM
PratoN And to think, this whole time I thought the low-beams were to be used non-stop and the hi-beams were next to useless. I'm supposed to be using the hi-beams non-stop and the low-beams when I'm within 500ft of another vehicle!

Coincidentally, that's about 100% of the time for me.
02-01-2013 01:32 PM
flyboyike
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Originally Posted by Supramk3 View Post
Never heard of main beams or dipped beams in my life. Lol
I've heard mains, but not dipped.
02-01-2013 12:11 PM
Fraychild Well, maybe I misunderstood you - when going from High Beams to Low Beams, I could see how the instance is referred to as 'dipping' them... I guess what I was saying is that we don't refer to the Low Beams as "Dipped Beams" as a general term around here...
Either way, small talk - I'm 34 - maybe I'm younger or older - who knows!

Seems like the original problem of the poster was a blown bulb! :)
01-30-2013 04:51 PM
cobie56
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Originally Posted by Fraychild View Post
Hey Cobie - I'm from NYC and roam around all the NY boroughs and Long Island... I've NEVER heard anyone refer to the Low Beams as "Dipped Beams" or refer to the High Beams as "Main Beams" :D ... Must be an upstate thing! LOL J/K
i grew up on L.I. and in nyc and we always called them both low and dipped beams and when going from brites to low beams we called that dipping them... so def not an upstate thing.. perhaps , if ur younger than i, it's a term that''s gone out of use.
01-30-2013 03:27 PM
Fraychild Hey Cobie - I'm from NYC and roam around all the NY boroughs and Long Island... I've NEVER heard anyone refer to the Low Beams as "Dipped Beams" or refer to the High Beams as "Main Beams" :D ... Must be an upstate thing! LOL J/K
01-30-2013 03:18 PM
cobie56
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Originally Posted by PratoN View Post
I had never heard that... but I have also always lived and grown up in the Chicago suburbs or a city and so I only ever use my hi-beams when people are passing or to tell others at a stop sign to go. Maybe a RARE occasion when I drive to the middle of nowhere in Wisconsin and there aren't other cars. Otherwise, there are ALWAYS oncoming cars and I don't use the hi-beams.

Of course, my car doesn't automatically go to low-beams when there is oncoming traffic... that'd be nice.

EDIT: Although, I am horribly uncultured.
nah... not uncultured, lol.. i think it's more tht i live further east than you... i know that statement seems odd but here in ny and n. england and eastern canada, we use a number of english words i don't hear in either my travels or other places i''ve lived in the usa. For example, there are a number of german and dutch words used to describe stools, streams, porches, etc in the ny area that i hear no where else in the u.s. And it's also the reverse elsewhere , i.e. ''bubblers' for water fountains in the northern midwest... sorry to hijack here.....
01-30-2013 02:02 PM
Supramk3 Never heard of main beams or dipped beams in my life. Lol

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01-30-2013 01:53 PM
PratoN
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so do north americans... i've always heard of 'low beams' being called 'dipped beams'.
in fact, when ur brights are on and u have on-coming traffic you 'dip' ur beams....
standard american english... just sayin' :)
I had never heard that... but I have also always lived and grown up in the Chicago suburbs or a city and so I only ever use my hi-beams when people are passing or to tell others at a stop sign to go. Maybe a RARE occasion when I drive to the middle of nowhere in Wisconsin and there aren't other cars. Otherwise, there are ALWAYS oncoming cars and I don't use the hi-beams.

Of course, my car doesn't automatically go to low-beams when there is oncoming traffic... that'd be nice.

EDIT: Although, I am horribly uncultured.
01-30-2013 01:39 PM
cobie56
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Originally Posted by goingFocus View Post
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The British use the term "dipped bulb/beam" to refer to the "low beam". TTFN
so do north americans... i've always heard of 'low beams' being called 'dipped beams'.
in fact, when ur brights are on and u have on-coming traffic you 'dip' ur beams....
standard american english... just sayin' :)
01-30-2013 01:32 PM
goingFocus Ah, those Brits! They also call the "high beam", the "Main Beam" FYI...
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