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Old 05-10-2015, 04:33 PM
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Newbie Lighting Question

I have read tons about lights.. I cannot find an answer to my question

I have a 2015 JKU and am considering installing an SPod and some lights.

I will be replacing stock headlights with LED either QTech or Night Sun

I would like to install a small light bar on my new bumper. this will serve as an on road use. I have searched the Florida statutes and cannot find anything that says "auxiliary" lights are not street legal. Now if i were to install some insane 50 inch roof bar and blind other drivers i understand.

i am just looking to be more visible on the road.

i may also install other lights for off road and a set of rear bumper LED for road use.

How do I find out what lights are legal for on road? I suppose i could ask the local sheriff but hoping some of you experienced people could help me out.

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I have read tons about lights.. I cannot find an answer to my question I have a 2015 JKU and am considering installing an SPod and some lights. I will be replacing stock headlights with LED either QTech or Night Sun I would like to install a small light bar on my new bumper. this will serve as an on road use. I have searched the Florida statutes and cannot find anything that says "auxiliary" lights are not street legal. Now if i were to install some insane 50 inch roof bar and blind other drivers i understand. i am just looking to be more visible on the road. i may also install other lights for off road and a set of rear bumper LED for road use. How do I find out what lights are legal for on road? I suppose i could ask the local sheriff but hoping some of you experienced people could help me out.
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I have read tons about lights.. I cannot find an answer to my question

I have a 2015 JKU and am considering installing an SPod and some lights.

I will be replacing stock headlights with LED either QTech or Night Sun

I would like to install a small light bar on my new bumper. this will serve as an on road use. I have searched the Florida statutes and cannot find anything that says "auxiliary" lights are not street legal. Now if i were to install some insane 50 inch roof bar and blind other drivers i understand.

i am just looking to be more visible on the road.

i may also install other lights for off road and a set of rear bumper LED for road use.

How do I find out what lights are legal for on road? I suppose i could ask the local sheriff but hoping some of you experienced people could help me out.
Here is the Florida Statute regarding auxiliary lighting:

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Maybe this will help.....if you can understand legalese. FL Statutes

316.233 Spot lamps and auxiliary lamps.—
(1) SPOT LAMPS.—Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed two spot lamps and every lighted spot lamp shall be so aimed and used that no part of the high intensity portion of the beam will strike the windshield, or any windows, mirror, or occupant of another vehicle in use.
(2) FOG LAMPS.—Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed two fog lamps mounted on the front at a height not less than 12 inches nor more than 30 inches above the level surface upon which the vehicle stands and so aimed that when the vehicle is not loaded none of the high intensity portion of the light to the left of the center of the vehicle shall at a distance of 25 feet ahead project higher than a level of 4 inches below the level of the center of the lamp from which it comes. Lighted fog lamps meeting the above requirements may be used with lower headlamp beams as specified in s. 316.237(1)(b).
(3) AUXILIARY PASSING LAMPS.—Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed two auxiliary passing lamps mounted on the front at a height not less than 24 inches nor more than 42 inches above the level surface upon which the vehicle stands. The provisions of s. 316.237 shall apply to any combination of headlamps and auxiliary passing lamps.
(4) AUXILIARY DRIVING LAMPS.—Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed two auxiliary driving lamps mounted on the front at a height not less than 16 inches nor more than 42 inches above the level surface upon which the vehicle stands. The provisions of s. 316.237 shall apply to any combination of headlamps and auxiliary driving lamps.
(5) VIOLATIONS.—A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in chapter 318.
History.—s. 1, ch. 71-135; s. 183, ch. 99-248.

316.2396 Number of driving lamps required or permitted.—
(1) At all times specified in s. 316.217, at least two lighted lamps shall be displayed, one on each side at the front of every motor vehicle, except when such vehicle is parked subject to the regulations governing lights on parked vehicles.
(2) Whenever a motor vehicle equipped with headlamps, as herein required, is also equipped with any auxiliary lamps or a spot lamp or any other lamp on the front thereof projecting a beam of intensity greater than 300 candlepower, not more than a total of 4 of any such lamps on the front of a vehicle shall be lighted at any one time when upon a highway.
(3) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in chapter 318.
History.—s. 1, ch. 71-135; s. 1, ch. 76-31; s. 191, ch. 99-248.
Note.—Former s. 316.218.
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Maybe this will help.....if you can understand legalese. FL Statutes

316.233 Spot lamps and auxiliary lamps.—
(1) SPOT LAMPS.—Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed two spot lamps and every lighted spot lamp shall be so aimed and used that no part of the high intensity portion of the beam will strike the windshield, or any windows, mirror, or occupant of another vehicle in use.
(2) FOG LAMPS.—Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed two fog lamps mounted on the front at a height not less than 12 inches nor more than 30 inches above the level surface upon which the vehicle stands and so aimed that when the vehicle is not loaded none of the high intensity portion of the light to the left of the center of the vehicle shall at a distance of 25 feet ahead project higher than a level of 4 inches below the level of the center of the lamp from which it comes. Lighted fog lamps meeting the above requirements may be used with lower headlamp beams as specified in s. 316.237(1)(b).
(3) AUXILIARY PASSING LAMPS.—Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed two auxiliary passing lamps mounted on the front at a height not less than 24 inches nor more than 42 inches above the level surface upon which the vehicle stands. The provisions of s. 316.237 shall apply to any combination of headlamps and auxiliary passing lamps.
(4) AUXILIARY DRIVING LAMPS.—Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed two auxiliary driving lamps mounted on the front at a height not less than 16 inches nor more than 42 inches above the level surface upon which the vehicle stands. The provisions of s. 316.237 shall apply to any combination of headlamps and auxiliary driving lamps.
(5) VIOLATIONS.—A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in chapter 318.
History.—s. 1, ch. 71-135; s. 183, ch. 99-248.

316.2396 Number of driving lamps required or permitted.—
(1) At all times specified in s. 316.217, at least two lighted lamps shall be displayed, one on each side at the front of every motor vehicle, except when such vehicle is parked subject to the regulations governing lights on parked vehicles.
(2) Whenever a motor vehicle equipped with headlamps, as herein required, is also equipped with any auxiliary lamps or a spot lamp or any other lamp on the front thereof projecting a beam of intensity greater than 300 candlepower, not more than a total of 4 of any such lamps on the front of a vehicle shall be lighted at any one time when upon a highway.
(3) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in chapter 318.
History.—s. 1, ch. 71-135; s. 1, ch. 76-31; s. 191, ch. 99-248.
Note.—Former s. 316.218.
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2 questions
1. difference between passing lamp and driving lamp?

2.Statute states no more than 4 lamps. Does this mean the enclosure is the lamp or the actual bulb? Is a 12 LED "fixture" one lamp or twelve ?? Probably one.

A step further; a 20 in. lightbar on the bumper would be one lamp, correct?

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