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Headlights: Save Energy with New Efficient Lights

Aug 25, 2008
Sunlight is out while I'm driving on the road, but the car directly behind has headlights on which are blinding me. I argue that turning them on during the daytime are illogical. Who honestly can't see a moving car when nighttime hasn't settled? If you can't, you shouldn't be allowed to drive in the first place because of how dependent drivers are on their eyesight. It's understandable that emergency vehicles have blue flashing lights, but those serve a purpose to alert drivers that they need to drive quickly.

One popular bus corporation conducted a study. They recorded the number of accidents occurring over 3 months with one control; number of accidents towards buses with headlights on versus buses with them off. Guess what? Apparently the quantity of accidents is lessened when the headlights are on. But at the same time, the 3 month period took place in a period when traffic accidents are statistically proven to be low. It honestly feels like the entire study was manipulated to yield desired results.

You may think that turning them on during the day is harmless. That is definitely not the case. Headlights do have a noticeable impact on global warming.

Approximately 130 watts of light and heat is consumed every time a car has its headlights on. There are almost 30 million cars just in New York and New Jersey alone. If 10% of those cars, 3 million cars, turned on their lights during daylight hours, which means 390 megawatts of energy are being utilized. That's a lot of energy spent, wouldn't you agree? Worse off is that a lot of these cars also keep the fog lights on which uses up another 110 watts.

All the energy required to fuel a car's headlights is a significant contribution to the quantity of greenhouse gases. With all the ways people are misusing energy resources, global warming is continually being exacerbated. The way to combat the ever-increasing greenhouse effects our world is suffering, we must correct our wasteful behaviors. Limiting the use of headlights and installing more efficient ones would be a simple, yet effective way to go green. It also saves car owners money because they would not have to devote as much gas to power the headlights.

One of the best ways to conserve some of that energy is to install some new innovative headlights. Even the newer and stylish ones like Euro lights operate at high efficiency and are not too expensive. Check out your online auto parts dealer or ask your local mechanic for tips.
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