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Old 01-03-2011, 03:45 PM   #31
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If you cover them on road you should be fine. Some states like Virginia have a reputation for ticketing you for having them on your rig and uncovered.

In general, you are allowed to have two headlights and two auxillary lights turned on your vehicle, which is usually headlights and fog lights. Any additional lights can get you a ticket.

Some states and towns (like here in Arkansas) can ticket you if your headlights are lifted too high off the ground. I know people with 6" lifts and big tires who have been ticketed for this in the daytime. The laws are funny.

Cover the offroad lights and you will be fine.

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Old 01-03-2011, 07:20 PM   #32
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I was advised by the local PD here to keep the covers on the lights and I know in some states that is the law if you are driving on the road. I only use my lights for off-road so it's no big deal to me.
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Question, If you want to use them as driving lights why not just get some "legal" lights and not worry about it?
I had 4 KC Daylighters on my CJ-7 and kept getting pulled over and told to put covers on or take 'em off. Bad thing was every time I put covers on them someone kept stealing the covers.
Most states won't hassle you but if they are covered. Then again if they are covered you can't use them on road as you like.

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Old 01-04-2011, 05:49 AM   #33
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Sorry don't know the answer to your question, just remember though, the glare off the road could blind an on-coming vehicle even if the lights aren't pointed directly at them.
Agree with the above, the wet pavement would give a glare that could be worse then directly pointed straight down road. The glare may just be a quick just in the right spot, may cause a bad situation.

Keep them, just run them off road or way out in BFE with no chance of blinding another vehicle.

Don't forget to turn them off when engine not running, likely pull a whammy load on the battery
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:35 AM   #34
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As also being someone that "likes to cause people trouble" I would suggest you use them off road. You stated you already have fog lights. Use those on the road with your headlights. I DO pull people over here in FL for excessive light. Not because I don't like them, the more light the better, but in urban areas it is unsafe. I've seen elderly drivers here in FL drive completely off the road with a car coming at them with excessivly bright light. I say mount them but use them for what they are intended to be used for. If you don't think you can restrain yourself then don't put them on.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:19 AM   #35
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As retired Officer, and former Police Motor Officer, I can tell you for sure that if the lights appear to be brighter than standard, you will eventually get stopped. If its a rookie Officer, chances are you'll get a ticket. The fine and court costs arent worth the risk of running 100w's. Murphy's Law? Save that money you'd spend paying a possible fine and buy some cool jeep stuff
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:45 PM   #36
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Depending on when and where you drive any little oddity can get you pulled over, I start work at 4am so at 3am when the cops are trolling for Dui's i've been pulled over a couple of times for really petty stuff. ( One bulb of two on my licence plate was blown but still clearly readable ).

As a former cop night duty can be a really exciting wild time or boring as hell when you you look for anything to do to make the time go by.

Just stick with the legal lights.
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:26 PM   #37
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Thanks everyone! I jus returned the daylighters for 55w Apollo lights by KC. Technically they aren't street legal but up here in Massachusetts and New Hampshire as long as they are 55 watts it Isnt a problem to run them on the streets. Maybe in the summer I'll get the daylighters again and throw them on some windshield brackets and rig them up to the high beams. How is this set up? Is there a ton of glare off the hood or is it fine?
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Maybe in the summer I'll get the daylighters again and throw them on some windshield brackets and rig them up to the high beams. How is this set up? Is there a ton of glare off the hood or is it fine?
I can't tell you about the lower windshield mounts, but I had a set of daylighters mounted high on the windshield of my YJ. There was a lot of glare off the hood then, so it seems to me the lower ones would be even worse.

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