Cut Through Fog With Good LED Marker Lights
Marker lights on your truck keep you and others on the road safe. Semi-trucks are some of the largest occupants of the road and because of this, drivers need to be able to easily see where the edges of their vehicle are. Similarly, other motorists need to be able to see them.
LED marker lights are the superior choice for semi-truck illumination, especially in heavy weather such as fog.
The Challenge of Fog
In many cases, your truck’s powerful headlights are enough to help you see where your vehicle is and to maneuver accordingly. The difficulty fog poses is that it reflects the light back at you. This can make seeing anything challenging. Fortunately, the right LED marker lights can help solve this.
LED: The Trucker’s Answer to Fog
Good quality LED marker lights do an excellent job of cutting through the fog. You can easily see the light illuminate above you to check clearance and along the side, so you can always keep an eye on your truck’s position. Furthermore, they are easily seen by others on the road. That way you can be confident you aren’t going to surprise any other motorists in the fog.
These are some top choices for marker lights:
- Millennium 1 Marker Lights: These high-quality LED lights are sealed and watertight. They look great and are easy-to-install.
- Magnum 1 Marker Light With Double Bullet Plug: Give your truck a sleek look. These powerfully styled lights feature a double bullet plug.
- Peterbilt Style LED Clearance Marker Light: These clearance lights offer a familiar style. They will cut through the fog and help you see what’s above you.
Illuminate Your Truck
The right marker lights for your truck make driving safer for you and others on the road. Fitting yourself out with Iowa 80 semi truck accessories including lights and other items will help you have a safe, comfortable and efficient trucking experience.
FMCSA Part 393 Section § 393.24: Requirements for head lamps, auxiliary driving lamps and front fog lamps. https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/title49/section/393.24
Here’s the law, according to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (49 CFR Section 392.14):
There’s a duty of “extreme caution” on truck drivers of commercial motor vehicles whenever any conditions negatively affect visibility or traction. This includes rain, snow, fog, ice, smoke and other conditions.
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