beam headlight


beam headlight

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  • sealed-beam headlight — /seeld beem / a headlight in which the reflector and lens are hermetically sealed together with the filament in a single unit. Also called sealed beam. * * * sealed beam headlight «SEELD BEEM», an automobile headlight in which filament, lens, and …   Useful english dictionary

  • sealed-beam headlight — /seeld beem / a headlight in which the reflector and lens are hermetically sealed together with the filament in a single unit. Also called sealed beam. * * * …   Universalium

  • sealed beam headlight — A headlight lamp in which the lens, reflector, and filament are fused together to form a single unit. They are relatively inexpensive, but when one component breaks, the whole unit is replaced. Newer vehicles use the more expensive composite type …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • headlight — The main light on the front of a vehicle. In Britain, headlamp refers to the actual unit, whereas headlight is used for the unit as well as for its function and where emphasis is on the actual light produced by the lamp. In North America the… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • beam — [1] A projection of light. Also see dipped beam headlight beam setting high beam high beam indicator low beam main beam main beam indicator sealed beam [2] A supporting bar. Also see asymmetrical bea …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • headlight dimmer switch — A switch which changes the headlight from high beam to low beam or from low beam to high beam. In older vehicles, the switch was located on the floor to the left of the driver s left foot. In newer vehicles, it is found on a stalk projecting from …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • beam — ray, beam are comparable when they denote a shaft of light. This conception of light as a shaft is fixed in our language but is not always in keeping with modern scientific views of the nature of light. Ray suggests emanation from a center or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • headlight — noun Date: 1861 1. a light with a reflector and special lens mounted on the front of a vehicle to illuminate the road ahead; also the beam cast by a headlight 2. a light worn on the forehead (as of a miner or physician) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • headlight — head|light [ˈhedlaıt] n also headlamp [C usually plural] ↑fog lamp, ↑headlight, ↑indicator, ↑mirror 1.) one of the large lights at the front of a vehicle, or the beam of light produced by this ▪ Suddenly, a figure appeared in my headlights . 2.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • headlight adjusting screw — A screw which moves the headlight up or down, left or right to align the beam of light …   Dictionary of automotive terms