Well, a couple of weeks back, I was driving my Outback, and I wanted to turn on the head lights. This car being 2 weeks old then, I was still not familiar with all the knobs..Bee...cuz?
I've never seen an illuminated headlight/turn signal or windshield wiper stalk. I imagine the designers and engineers thought it would be about as pointless as I do.
Actually auto makers fight the cabin lighting game all the time. It works like this marketing team says hey lets put lights on this - that - this thing under here - that thing over there we can get some great magazine shots and sell lots of cars.Well, a couple of weeks back, I was driving my Outback, and I wanted to turn on the head lights. This car being 2 weeks old then, I was still not familiar with all the knobs..
There is a sensor which detects the amount of light and turns on/off the head lights. The same sensor could be used to illuminate/not-illuminate the headlight stalk.
Sorry, I missed the question here.While there may be cars on the market with an illuminated stalk, I have never personally seen one.
I am curious, ob buyer, about whether your previous cars had this feature.
As I do amateur astronomy, I'm of the same mind as well. The fewer lights you have, the better your night vision, and the better your night vision, the less you need the lights in the first place. The harsh lighting isn't just in cars, my apartment complex uses harsh lighting at night in the name of security, but it destroys any night vision and creates shadows for folks to hide in. In a lot of ways, we have "common sense" when it comes to lighting that isn't actually all that helpful or even correct.I'm with you Subiesailor. Not only do I sail quite a bit, I have also spent years driving ships at sea. Light at night bothers me. Around town not much but in dark areas like back roads or empty highways I also turn my instrument cluster down to where I can just see it. Just more comfortable that way. I have never seen an illuminated stalk but my guess is I would want to pull the bulbs out of it.