Norwegian: lights switch" (in a car)

jancho

Senior Member
Czech
Hello.

How would you say "lights switch" (in a car) in Norwegian? It is a switch that enables turn headlights on.

Here is a picture.

no context, technical term

no suggestion

Thank you.
 
  • Huffameg

    Senior Member
    Norwegian - nynorsk
    Hello.

    How would you say "lights switch" (in a car) in Norwegian? It is a switch that enables turn headlights on.

    Here is a picture.

    no context, technical term

    no suggestion

    Thank you.

    I'm pretty sure that one would avoid using the term in an everyday language ("Du må skru på fjernlysa") but the best term would be "bryter" I think.
     

    missTK

    Senior Member
    Norwegian
    Not in general, no...but if you had to find a word to refer to the thing specifically? If somebody asked me "Hvor er lysbryteren?" in a car, I would probably point to the switch for the ceiling light, so it's not great, but it's the best I can come up with.

    A "fjernlysbryter" is something else, so that's not it.
     

    Christoforo

    Member
    Polish
    I would think so.

    If you say just "bryter" then it does not necessarily mean "lysbryter", it can mean any switch. However, the Norwegians never use the light switch in their cars, as the lights switch on automatically after the engine is started. They just switch between the headlights in high (fjernlys) and low beam (nærlys) mode and the parking lights. So, yes, fjernlysbryter is what people usually use.
     
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