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    high lamp/low lamp in a car

    What is the opposite of 'dim your lights.'?
    You know we have two different light bulbs in the head light. What are they called? And what verbs can I use referring to using them?
    Can I say:
    1. Dim your lights. (for when I want to turn the low lamp on.)
    2. Make your lights up. (for when I want to turn the high lamp on.)

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    Re: high lamp/low lamp in a car

    In BrE, we put our headlights on "dipped" or "full beam".

    Dip your lights.
    Put your lights on full.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: high lamp/low lamp in a car

    In AmE, we have high beams and low beams. You either turn your high beams on or off.

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    Re: high lamp/low lamp in a car

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    In AmE, we have high beams and low beams. You either turn your high beams on or off.
    What is AmE?

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    Re: high lamp/low lamp in a car

    American English.
    The "high beams" are also called "brights."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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