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high beam

an automobile headlight beam providing bright, long-range illumination of a darkened road and chiefly for use in driving in nonurban areas.
Compare low beam.
Origin of high beam
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Use your high beam whenever you are not following or meeting a car.
  • The light from the high beam headlights will reflect back and cause glare.
  • The actively water-cooled target provides high beam power handling capability with various target materials.
  • Also, use of the high beam in daylight increases the likelihood that you will be seen by oncoming drivers.
  • Turn on your high beam headlights to better see the vehicles ahead of you.
  • high beam power is traditionally achieved with high currents.
  • Use high beam headlights if there is no oncoming traffic.

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