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Old 08-03-2015, 09:43 AM
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Halo headlights

I guys I came across these online and I was just wondering if anyone has these and if they are any good. Thanks everyone!

http://m.ebay.com/itm/7-Inch-Round-L...925?nav=SEARCH

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Wondering the same thing.

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Old 08-03-2015, 10:38 AM   #3
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These look the same as the "Umnitza" ones I bought off the thread a few months back. If that's the case, I love how they function, although they do have some hot spots in the beam, but still a drastic upgrade from the stocks. Search for "umnitza" and you'll find the thread. They were selling them for $195 shipped.
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I have yet to see or hear of anyone buying these, I believe oracle started the whole JW copy with halos. I just bought the rings and did the stockies, add HID's and its cheaper then the assemblies. and it creates heat unlike LED's


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Just remember that if you open up your headlamp to install a halo, you've rendered non-compliant with FMVSS-108 and illegal.

And having forward facing red lights is a huge violation of a variety of laws.
Headlights are white only. Turn signals/position lights are amber.
I know a cop that would slap the cuffs on you if he saw you running red lights in front...
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:27 PM   #6
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Just remember that if you open up your headlamp to install a halo, you've rendered non-compliant with FMVSS-108 and illegal.

And having forward facing red lights is a huge violation of a variety of laws.
Headlights are white only. Turn signals/position lights are amber.
I know a cop that would slap the cuffs on you if he saw you running red lights in front...
Im not entirely sure of the legal part of my lights but I have had a bike cop pull out to get me, drove up to where he could turn back and see the halos then pulled over to turn around. The law is between amber and white on the front and amber and red on the rear. But im sure everyone has seen every other color on some rice vehicle or engine glow on a Harley. The color is one thing and illumination is the other as long as a light other then a headlamp does not project 75' in front of the vehicle it is legal.

Ill call DPS and speak with an officer and see what the exceptions are because I have been left alone about them. On a side note I don't cross state lines with them on, typically don't leave town with them on but back and forth to work on the highway there on. It goes under the parking lamp category.
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Also the kit can be bought with multi colors so if it was illegal you can change to a legal color while driving and then use whatever parked. I think it even can setup to your phone for color changing.
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...The color is one thing and illumination is the other as long as a light other then a headlamp does not project 75' in front of the vehicle it is legal....
On the road you need to be as clear as possible.

Red=back of vehicle
White=front of vehicle (except for reverse lights which are purposely dimmer than your tails so they don't overpower them)
Amber=turn/position

Do you really want some narcoleptic Cadillac pilot from Cemetery Village to mistake the front of your vehicle for the rear?
There are plenty of people on the road with VERY marginal driving skills. There are also times when driving conditions make it difficult on even the best drivers. This is why lighting is regulated.

A red or blue forward light could also be interpreted as someone trying to impersonate FD or PD.

Here's the code. It's all in there. States defer to fed on these:
eCFR — Code of Federal Regulations
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I agree they can be a hazard in some situations and at night I don't use them they are on a separate switch.

Now in texas there currently is not a law prohibiting these lights specifically, from an officer btw, as long as it carries a DOT or SAE marking it is legal in my state. I don't know if it had a DOT marking but putting these in a taillight would for sure be legal so a DOT marking is possible. (and what officer is going to check?)

I don't know how they give out DOT markings but I bet it deals with brightness and not placement. Do you know @Hilldweller ?

EDIT: just got a second opinion from a city cop, and he says as long as you don't use the light to impersonate a emergency vehicle and as long as they don't flash they are legal.
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I agree with Hilldweller here. If you are going to run halos then either run a legal color (White or Amber) or just put in a cut off switch and don't use them on public roads.

Headlights DOT compliance is a state issue as to if that is enforced. California has no DOT requirements for headlights nor do they have inspections to look for DOT markings on vehicle parts, excepting for emissions controls. Massachusetts has frequent vehicle inspections where they will look for DOT markings and ticket you if you have aftermarket stuff that isn't properly labeled.

Outside of the legal compliance issues, I can see an octogeneration become very confused if there are any unexpected colors on an unusual side of a vehicle.
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Guess I just lucked out Texas says its legal.
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With the rules and regulations aside -- which brand / site are you guys picking these up. Are they plug n play / do they look tacky?

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Oraclelights.com for complete headlight assemblies and if you want to do it yourself diode dynamics has the best COB rings
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I've been running the color shift for almost a year now. I use the white all the time with no problems.
Not willing to try other colors on the road.


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Oracle sells headlight that looks exactly like an Evolution with factory Halo's
You can get a fixed color or color changing Halo's.

You can even program them with a wireless remote.
For that SHTF moment, you can set them up so one flashes Red and the other Blue so you won't have to shoot your way through that FEMA/Jade Helm roadblock.
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Ive been running green halos since april and no issues yet.
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I don't know how they give out DOT markings but I bet it deals with brightness and not placement. Do you know @Hilldweller ?
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A manufacturer builds a lamp. At that moment they pretty much know if it's a real headlight or a headlight-shaped toy.
If it's a real headlight, they have it tested and assayed to meet the legal requirements of FMVSS-108 and they mark it appropriately.
If you open it up to anything other than swap the bulb for another of the same type (ie halogen for halogen), you've rendered it non-compliant.

States don't have any compliance options with the federal law. Even Texas.
Local jurisdictions do get to choose what they enforce though. Local watch commanders might not consider it important; some do though.
LEOs in my home town put illegal HID kits in their squad cars. Next town/county over, the LEOs pull you over and give you a "fix-it ticket" for now and plan to step up their enforcement.

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