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Old 12-20-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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California Drivers with Light Bars

Hi gang,

I would like to know if driving with your light bars on is illegal in California. I am thinking about getting a 20" light bar and mounting it on my front bumper but I would like to run it at night (with my headlights, of course) and I am wondering if this is something that would be considered a violation (blinding other drivers, etc.)

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Old 12-20-2012, 01:11 PM   #2
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If your talking a 20" LED bar at night on city streets your gonna get a ticket.

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Old 12-20-2012, 02:47 PM   #4
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lol i was just going to post that.....
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:57 PM   #5
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A Rigid 20" LED light bar is supposedly as bright as 8 x 55W halogen bulbs, so you'd be blinding everyone if you used it on the road.

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Old 12-20-2012, 11:40 PM   #7
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Anything used for legal on-road lighting has to be DOT approved and will be marked as such.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:58 AM   #8
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I will say yeah bad idea for using light bar , but pick up some driving lights and go that way

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