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EdPG

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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 10:26:00 AM

Both cars Clear
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MeTaBall
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 3:28:53 PM

Amber
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EdPG
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 6:38:00 AM

Clear
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2013 6:58:00 AM

amber
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TheJediCharles
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 9:49:11 PM

Titanic is spot on. To ask what color your fog lights are is basically a misnomer and "nonexistent question" like "which is better, 6 or 8 legged insects."
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bearscharger
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 8:45:31 PM

clear
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gvan
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 5:19:03 PM

Very few cars have fog lamps but they do have "driving lights."
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 2:49:47 PM

amber
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2004VHO
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 4:04:35 PM

True fog lamps should have amber/yellow bulbs & lenses...
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Camry05
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 3:05:28 PM

clear
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eB40
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 1:20:00 PM

If I were to have any, they would be amber.
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 10:22:16 AM

Clear and clear.
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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 9:47:23 AM

Good Morning EdPg,

This Topic came up over a year ago and does need some clarification. "Fog Lamps" are amber in color and are more effective in fog and rainy conditions. Clear lights are either called "driving lights" or "running lights". Here is a document regarding the description of automotive lighting:

Automotive Lighting

In regards to your question my three vehicles have:

2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT Hatchback - "running lights" or "driving lights"
2011 Toyota Matrix (Base) - None
2010 Ford Ranger XL - None

On a personal note, in 2012 my Chevrolet Sonic only came with these lights when combined with 17" low profile tires/wheels and none were available for purchase. I had the dealer install the light kit, normally $550 for $200 without the tire/wheel purchase. These lights are well worth the money as I live in the country with dark back roads. They "fill in" the ground area not covered by the headlights and a bit off to both sides. I really do like them.

Take care :-). MGY
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GustheCat2
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 9:33:55 AM

Clear
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GrizzlyRaptor
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 9:07:18 AM

Clear.
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 8:47:15 AM

real fog lamps are amber

if you have clear lenses, they're called "driving lights"
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speedy700
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 8:42:03 AM

Clear.
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jessjames
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 8:16:29 AM

clear
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Dale Jr.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 8:12:13 AM

Amber
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14smoke
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 7:19:39 AM

My driving lights are clear.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 7:09:22 AM

No fog lamps........
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 6:14:45 AM

amber
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Hubba2107
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 5:47:15 AM

clear
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probedude2
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 1:49:36 AM

Clear; amber is for driving lights
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dracer377m
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2013 9:18:51 PM

Amber
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 9:51:35 AM

Clear
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speedy700
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 8:08:02 AM

Clear
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 7:46:03 AM

Clear
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 7:29:15 AM

clear
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 7:17:16 AM

clear.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 6:59:11 AM

neither
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cv
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 6:58:38 AM

Factory installed on my truck and they are clear.
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 12:53:30 AM

amber

when they're clear; it's considered to be "driving lights" instead
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 12:33:20 AM

I think the amber lights are more efficient in foggy/rainy conditions
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 5:22:53 PM

Clear.
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forestghost07
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 4:08:54 PM

clear - would prefer amber because yellow light = longer wavelength = better fog penetration. Not an issue in S. Fla; no fog, just clueless drivers with them on all the time.
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geno700
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 3:05:14 PM

I find clear to be better
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sagnat
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 2:21:19 PM

Currently the two with fog lamps are clear, my older Mercedes Benzes all had chromium (yellow). I think the yellow works better in the fog.
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 1:00:13 PM

I have used both.
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 12:57:07 PM

Both Clear for me.
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roadkingfl
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 10:38:08 AM

Only have fog lamps on one of my cars, the PT Cruiser and they're clear...amber is definitely old school :)
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