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Old 01-31-2014, 11:04 PM   #1
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Underbody Lighting Laws In Washington

Does anyone know what the laws in Washington are regarding underbody lighting? I was just thinking it might be cool to run green lights in my wheel wells and under the dash, but it might also be illegal, and I can't find anything online that has a citation to actual law, just bunches of people guessing.

EDIT: Nevermind, I found it seconds after posting this.

Apparently all neon underbody lighting kits are illegal, but it specifically says "aftermarket neon lighting devices" not "underbody lighting kits," and the ones i'm looking at are solid plastic LED not neon, which is the sole reason I'm looking at them. Can you imagine neon tubing on the underbody of an off-roader? Yeah right!

Other than that, it seems that only red, blue and flashing white lights are illegal. So green LEDs should be acceptable?

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Old 02-01-2014, 01:54 PM   #2
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Neon was what they used to use, so that would be why they worded it like that. I'm betting they would frown on any kind of lighting under a vehicle. You could probably fight the ticket on the grounds that you don't use "neon", but the cop would probably ticket you.

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Old 02-01-2014, 04:13 PM   #3
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I think as long your not driving around with them on you should be ok. A lot of wheelers around here have "Rock lights". You could also stop by a State Patrol office and ask.
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:31 PM   #4
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Yeah, that law is specifically for on-road use. Have at if you're only using them while wheeling.

If you try to play semantics in court you'll probably get "letter vs spirit" thrown at you as well as a dirty look from the judge. The law will then promptly be amended.
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