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Old 01-02-2013, 11:19 AM
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Are LEDs okay to use as fog lights w/ Amber covers?

A lot of bumpers now have a way of attaching LEDs on them in lieu of keeping the fog lights. Is it okay to run these LEDs as fog lights if one were to put amber covers on them and aim them down?

99% of the time I won't need them, but just last week Atlanta had pretty bad fog and driving with just the fogs and no headlights was the only way I could see clearly in the dark.

Side note: I know they still make bumpers with fog light holes, but I really like the look of the MOD bumper below, which unfortunately doesn't come with fog light holes unless you get the full width attachment.
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If they aren't DOT approved, then technically they are not legal. May be important if you have vehicle inspections in your state/county.

That said, if you aim and use them responsibly, you aren't going to get pulled over.

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If they aren't DOT approved, then technically they are not legal. May be important if you have vehicle inspections in your state/county.

That said, if you aim and use them responsibly, you aren't going to get pulled over.
The Biggest Misconception is that the DOT actually Approves Lamps & Lights. They do not. The DOT just Sets the Standard for what is Acceptable and what isn't.

Something can be DOT Approved, but that doesn't mean that is it still Street Legal.

What is really comes down to, is the Issue is at the Discretion of the Officer that Pulled you over. It's up to them if they're gonna give you a Ticket, Warning, or just keep Driving and not even bother Stopping you.
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Well, I've seen Camaro's here with red angel eyes as their headlights. I seriously thought they'd get pulled over but I saw one zoom past a sheriff's vehicle on the highway and nothing happened to him. Go figure.

In any case, I really would love to retain the use of fog lights w/o blinding oncoming traffic. I haven't seen too many photos of LED setups with the yellow or amber cover. For those of you with experience, have you used it for fog on the road?
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