low beam

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n low beam the beam of a car's headlights that provides illumination for a short distance
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Usage

In literature:

It was a simple breakfast that the boys found prepared for them in a long, low dining-room, with its dark beams and white plastered walls.
"Frontier Boys on the Coast" by Capt. Wyn Roosevelt
The three men fell as though they'd been pole-axed, knocked out by the low-power beam.
"The Judas Valley" by Gerald Vance
Great rough-hewn beams of four times the size that anybody would have used for the purpose in the West supported the low ceiling.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
The roof of the cellar was so low, too, that in moving about he bumped his head-against the beams.
"The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code" by John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton
On the following morning the sun darted his beams from over the hills through the low lattice window.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. IX (of X) - America - I" by Various
The ceiling was low and raftered with polished beams.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
The beam she alloodes to ain't big enough, an' is likewise too low.
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
The beams of the low ceiling and the woodwork of the walls had been stained a mellow brown.
"Highacres" by Jane Abbott
When I recovered consciousness, I found myself swinging in a sailor's hammock that was suspended from the beams of a low wooden ceiling.
"A Volunteer with Pike" by Robert Ames Bennet
Within were low ceilings crossed by old beams, and oak paneling everywhere.
"The Great Miss Driver" by Anthony Hope
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In poetry:

When the low night-winds gently sweep
The flowers' fresh bloom in passing by,
And thy soft beams in lustre steep
Our vales, reposing peacefully,—
"I linger oft beneath thy ray" by Eliza Acton
When nightingales, in the sycamore,
Sang low and soft, as an echo dreaming;
And slept the moon upon heaven's shore—
The tidal shore of heaven, beaming
With lazuled ore:
"Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Yet not alone they lie;
Blooming cheek and beaming eye,
Fairest of all human flowers,
In this changing world of ours,
Low in dreamless slumber rest,
In the Earth's maternal breast.
"Merry New Year" by Henry Pelham Holmes Bromwell
I saw those fair locks on the summer breeze streaming,—
I heard thy soft voice—sweet—and gentle—and low,
And saw thy bright eyes 'neath thy fair forehead beaming,
Two violet buds in their mansion of snow.
"I saw thee in light" by Mary Anne Browne
I picture thee within with dainty satin sides,
Where all the long day through the sleeping dryad dreams,
But when the moon bends low and taps thee thrice she glides,
Knowing the fairy knock, to bask within her beams.
"Tree-Worship" by Richard Le Gallienne
Thou Watchman, waiting weary for the dawn,
Breathing low longings for its golden light,
Through the dim silence of the drowsy night,
What wistful sighs with thine are softly drawn,
Till day-beams on the darken'd spirit smite!
"Memnon" by Walter Richard Cassels

In news:

Honda this week expanded its March recall of vehicles with a low-beam headlight wiring issue to include 820,000 Civics and Pilots in North America, its second big expansion of a recall in recent days.
Operating at less than 14 watts, the Dialight Low Beam Headlamp uses more than 70 percent less energy than conventional halogen headlamps and one-third the energy of the leading LED competitor in its class.
The company says wires connecting a switch that controls the headlights and turn signals can overheat and melt, knocking out the low-beam headlights .
DETROIT (AP) — Honda says it is recalling more than 550,000 CR-V and Pilot SUVs because the low-beam headlights can fail.
Dialight introduces the new LED Low Beam 4"x6" Headlamp.
Dialight Expands SAE/DOT Vehicle Lighting Portfolio with New 4"x6" LED Low Beam Headlamp.
Dialight Expands SAE /DOT Vehicle Lighting Portfolio with New 4"x6" LED Low Beam Headlamp.
Be sure to slow down and use your low beams if you encounter it while driving tonight.
The ICON Solo flashlight features a high-efficiency LED and deep reflector to create a smooth beam on either low or high.
Last week, Ford also recalled 19,000 2013 model year Fusions that might not have had the low-beam headlamp projector coating properly cured during the manufacturing process.
In the recall announced Friday, Ford said the Fusions may not have had the low-beam headlamp projector coating properly cured during the manufacturing process.
Documentation from Ford (PDF) says that certain 2013 Fusions produced at the Hermosillo facility were built with headlamp assemblies that may not have a properly cured coating on the low beam headlamp projector.
MCT Reflectors in the low-beam lights on 1,000 Ford Fusions in Canada can become hazy over time.
Hamsar's High-Beam LED Projector Headlight is a companion to its low-beam LED headlight.
Expect low beamed ceilings, a backlit lounge, and stainless-steel accents.
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In science:

The beam test was always in the low-energy limit for this purpose.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
We will see in the next section on the collection of positrons that it is possible to recover a large fraction of the low momentum positrons with a target size of 2 cm x 2 cm, the beam is then a slit of 2 cm x 1 mm.
Intense Source of Slow Positrons
Due to the low content the beam has on ¯νe , charged currents interactions of this type have been observed to give a negligible contribution to the total expected background.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
The MINOS experiment on the NuMi low energy neutrino beam is a large magnetised steel scintillator tracking calorimeter, complemented by a similar near detector and a calibration detector.
Atmospheric neutrino and Long Baseline neutrino experiments
In order to evaluate the effect of Vd on the particle response, dedicated data runs have been taken at low beam intensity with a single detector reference plane, located 2 cm upstream from the LDRD-SOI1 sensor.
Monolithic Pixel Sensors in Deep-Submicron SOI Technology with Analog and Digital Pixels
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