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Exerior lighting laws

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by hey505, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Jul 15, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    hey505

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    What are the main laws in CA re: exterior lighting on vehicles ?
    are certain lights only allowed off road or have to be covered up on street ?
     
  2. Jul 15, 2010 at 9:56 PM
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    Manlaan

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    I know some people have stated that some states aren't 100% correct, but if it counts for anything, the rules stated for Utah coincide with the Utah safety inspection rules, almost word for word. Utah laws concerning lights are a little vague though. It seems California laws are much more detailed.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    StaticFilter

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    Though offtopic and of no help, I have a total of 10 forward facing lights, uncovered, and have yet to be cited or harassed about them in Utah...
     
  4. Jul 21, 2010 at 11:26 PM
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    ya. Utah doesn't mention "off road" lights in their laws that I could find, so as long as you aren't running more than 4 at the same time on the roads, I think you should be ok. Thats the theory I'm going with anyway. Have 4 roof lights, 2 driving lights, 2 fog lights, and 2 headlights.

    Also, I couldn't find anything about off road lights needing to be covered in Utah. None of mine are covered either. I usually dont keep the roof lights mounted due to garage space though.
     
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