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Old 07-27-2011, 12:22 AM
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Default Off Road Lights Legal? CO

Just bought a set of off road lights with halogen bulbs, My headlamps don't do the job as far as lighting the road is concerned. Trying to figure out if they are legal to use with my headlamps when i flip my lights on?
If so, Can anyone direct me to an installation guide to get this working? I have some info here, and from what i'm reading I'll be taking a legal route as far as "aux" lights are concerned.



(1) Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not more than two spot lamps, and every lighted spot lamp shall be so aimed and used upon approaching another vehicle that no part of the high-intensity portion of the beam will be directed to the left of the prolongation of the extreme left side of the vehicle nor more than one hundred feet ahead of the vehicle.




(2) Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not more than two fog lamps mounted on the front at a height of not less than twelve inches nor more than thirty 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 twenty-five feet ahead project higher than a level of four inches below the level of the center of the lamp from which it comes. Lighted fog lamps meeting the requirements of this subsection (2) may be used with lower head-lamp beams as specified in section 42-4-216 (1) (b).




(3) Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not more than two auxiliary passing lamps mounted on the front at a height of not less than twenty inches nor more than forty-two inches above the level surface upon which the vehicle stands. The provisions of section 42-4-216 shall apply to any combination of head lamps and auxiliary passing lamps.




(4) Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not more than two auxiliary driving lamps mounted on the front at a height of not less than sixteen inches nor more than forty-two inches above the level surface upon which the vehicle stands. The provisions of section 42-4-216 shall apply to any combination of head lamps and auxiliary driving lamps.



This is 42-4-216
(1) Except as provided in this article, the head lamps or the auxiliary driving lamp or the auxiliary passing lamp or combination thereof on motor vehicles, other than motorcycles or low-power scooters, shall be so arranged that the driver may select at will between distributions of light projected to different elevations, and such lamps may, in addition, be so arranged that such selection can be made automatically, subject to the following limitations:




(a) There shall be an uppermost distribution of light or composite beam so aimed and of such intensity as to reveal persons and vehicles at a distance of at least three hundred fifty feet ahead for all conditions of loading.




(b) There shall be a lowermost distribution of light or composite beam so aimed and of sufficient intensity to reveal persons and vehicles at a distance of at least one hundred feet ahead; and on a straight level road under any condition of loading, none of the high-intensity portion of the beam shall be directed to strike the eyes of an approaching driver.




(1.5) Head lamps arranged to provide a single distribution of light not supplemented by auxiliary driving lamps shall be permitted for low-speed electric vehicles in lieu of multiple-beam, road-lighting equipment specified in this section if the single distribution of light complies with paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of this section.




(2) A new motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle or low-power scooter, that has multiple-beam road-lighting equipment, shall be equipped with a beam indicator, which shall be lighted whenever the uppermost distribution of light from the head lamps is in use and shall not otherwise be lighted. Said indicator shall be so designed and located that when lighted it will be readily visible without glare to the driver of the vehicle so equipped.




(3) Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a class B traffic infraction.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:13 AM
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Any ideas out there?
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:49 AM
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Off Road lights are not legal for road use in many states and must be covered when on road. Now, fog and driving lights are. The main reason is that off road lights do not have anything to focus and direct the light and blind the crap out of other drivers. Fog lights and driving lights either have shaped reflectors or lenses that do.

For what you are looking to do, I would recommend driving lights.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:50 AM
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Default Re: Off Road Lights Legal? CO

sounds like you would basically be using them as fog lights as far as they are concerned
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:26 PM
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If it say's "OFF ROAD LIGHTS" it means just that. OFF ROAD. you will get people pissed at you and a ticket for using them on the road.
just buy a set of hella 500 driving lights which are approved for on road use.
(i've been buying and installing all types of driving/fog/off road lights since 1983)
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:01 PM
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Thanks for the info fellas I went and took the off road lights back got a nice pair of driving legal lights just gotta figure out how I'm going to mount them with no bar.. Off toping that bullet muffler makes that v6 sound tough
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Thanks for the info fellas I went and took the off road lights back got a nice pair of driving legal lights just gotta figure out how I'm going to mount them with no bar.. Off toping that bullet muffler makes that v6 sound tough
you could put them on the bumper or behind the grill
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:45 PM
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Yea might need to break out the drill tomorrow, darn this rain goaway!
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