Anyone have any idea how this can be done if you don't have them already and the work and cost involved.
+1 the fog lights are purely for looks (though they do look quite nice being LED) I have yet to own a car where the fog lights were practical in anyway.Fog lamp kit LED accessories for Mazda CX-3 2015 - 2015
"Set of 2 pieces. Fog lamp relay and fog lamp switch required for installation." So maybe $300..400 installed.
IMO the tiny fog lights mounted as low as they are in CX-3 are completely useless.
If the fog lights are aimed correctly (2% drop) with installation height of 300 mm you get only 15 m of range.Fog lights rarely give off a practically useful beam of light but they aren't meant to. They give off a very flat and low light to prevent glare coming back to the windscreen and in that respect they work perfectly.
but they do look cool guess we cant be friendsIf the fog lights are aimed correctly (2% drop) with installation height of 300 mm you get only 15 m of range.
If reaction time is 1,5 s your brains can process things you see on area light by fog lights only up to 36 km/h (=10m/s). And still you don't have any time to react on what ever you see.
Projector headlights have very sharp cut off so they don't cause much glare.
If you didn't guess, I hate people who use fog lights because they look cool or think that they give any help when driving highway speeds.
That means that your eyes adapt to bright lights and you "loose" your night vision and are not able to see as far as you would with less light right in front of the car.But the bigger reason is that i find that they really help illuminate areas in the close-range periphery
That's just it, though. Being able to see far isn't the problem I usually have. Seeing close-range and off to the sides of the road beyond where the projector beams have sharply cut off is where I need help and fog lights can provide that with low and usually wide angle beams. The projectors concentrate so much of the light into a tightly constrained area, and the cut-off is so sharp, that it leaves areas outside the beam coverage area to be pretty blind. The fogs act sort of like flood lights to help close-range peripheral lighting, which is what I want, as I said in my post that you quoted.That means that your eyes adapt to bright lights and you "loose" your night vision and are not able to see as far as you would with less light right in front of the car.