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Yellow Fog Lights - Legal in VT?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by AeroCooper, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. Apr 28, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    AeroCooper

    AeroCooper [OP] Half the strength of ten (microscopic men)

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    I bought the Lamin-X yellow fog light covers, but one of them keeps coming off on the edge. So I found what looks like some pretty nice replacement lights that include everything to replace the stock ones with yellow. I was only planning to use the light housing/lens, because they said they will plug right into the factory wiring.
    Ok, so since they are more expensive, but still 'cheap' at $120, I figured I better check with the local cops to see if they are even legal here in Vermont. I got tons of "I think so" and "I'm pretty sure they are ok" answers, but kept checking until I got a definite 'yes' from the VT DMV. So I ordered them, and no sooner than I paid, they called me back and said, oops, they are not ok in Vermont!
    So, the question is, is there anyone here from VT that has yellow fog lights, and have you been hassled about them? I don't see what the big deal is, as long as they are not blue or something crazy like that. :confused:
     
  2. Apr 28, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Well... sorry to post first and not have a better answer than what you already said, but I've never heard of yellow lights being illegal anywhere. Ever.

    Just Red and/or blue.
     
  3. Apr 28, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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    It can't be legal if some vehicles come stock with them.
     
  4. Apr 29, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    AeroCooper

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    Today I received an email reply from a LT. at the VT State Police/Traffic Safety Division that I had sent yesterday. He said "Clear or amber fog lights are legal, any other color is illegal unless accompanied by a special permit."

    Amber sounds close enough to yellow to me, so I put a copy of that email in my glove-box, and I'll happily show it to any cops that give me grief about it. :p
     
  5. May 2, 2010 at 4:32 AM
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    IamTacO

    IamTacO red balls got me!

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    the color is amber i believe. the is300 comes stock with them too. i'm sure other cars do as well
     
  6. May 2, 2010 at 4:47 AM
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    ToucanV13

    ToucanV13 You think I was rollin out here naked?

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    Nice way to go! :thumbsup:
     
  7. May 2, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    You won't get grief. Yellow = amber, as far as lights are concerned.
     
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