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Lighting laws in CA

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by 07TacoRidah, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. 07TacoRidah

    07TacoRidah [OP] SHHHH, this is interesting

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    Does anyone know if it's illegal to have 10k HID lights for your fog lights/as your fogs? My little cousin is planning to get some HID's and he is doing 8K for the main lights and 10K for his fog lights, he is getting the HID kits from DDM. I ask because there was a member of this site selling his tinted rear tails due to being hassled by officers in his area, I am thinking it may also happen where my little cousin is but with his lights.

    He has an 06 Pre-Runner, all stock so far, only upgrade was that I gave him my OEM iPod adapter. I have seen someone with some HID's on his 4 door Tacoma, but his main lights were maybe 6k/8k and his fog lights were 3k (yellow).
     
  2. humanoid

    humanoid bite me

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    To be completely compliant, any HIDs that don't come from the factory are illegal. But with that said, I've seen many vehicles here in Cali that drive around with aftermarket HID kit, unsure if they've been ticketed or not, I highly doubt it though.
     
  3. jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Dome light LED, 6000k HID Headlights and fogs, Grillcraft black mesh, rear 5100's, Total Chaos UCA's, 285/75/16 BFG KM2's, Spidertrax spacers, Blacked out emblems, cb,kenwood tm270 ham radio, All Pro 3" leaf pack, Fox 2.0 coilovers, Revenge Fab Sliders, u bolt flip kit, Pioneer avh4200, bed bar with light and antenna, Wet Okoles, Weathertech Mats, Wet Okole Armrests, Rear KR Fab bumper, bed mat, N-Fab spare tire carrier with full size spare on 16" TRD rim, Bedlinered flares and grille. Camburg Spindles, All Pro front fenders.
    I thought I remember hearing 5000k is the limit. But I have 6000k heads and fogs. Never get hassled. Cops don't really care. But 10000k is probably a different story. Most I would go is 8000k. Yellow fogs shouldn't be a problem.
     
  4. 07TacoRidah

    07TacoRidah [OP] SHHHH, this is interesting

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    One of my older brothers has a Lancer and sometimes he gets hassled with the turbo and sometimes at night with his lights. I think his are 8K.

    I'll let him know.
     
  5. jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    I have the 50w heads and have been right behind a cop blinding him.

    That don't mean they won't hassle you. It's almost been a year for me tho with no encounters.
     
  6. silverback

    silverback Well-Known Member

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    Man the other night a truck was coming at me with god knows what kelvin lights. they were a mix between pink and purple. Total distraction. If he doesnt get a ticket I dont think anyone in CA will.
     
  7. jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Lol. Must have been like 12000k. That is annoying.
     
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