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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:53 pm 
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Tried to search could'nt find anything, but just wondering if anyone knew what HID lights are legal? im planning on upgrading to HID but want to get a legal one, is 8000K legal?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:03 pm 
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So i found that all HID's are illegal except if you have a headlight leveler i think, can anyone confirm this?


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no they need to have auto-levellers and washers to be legal (washers maybe not, but levellers yes)

but most people just put them in anyway.

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oh ok, oh well ill just upgrade it, Mercs some with them stock anyways so ill say its stock if a cop pulls me over, and ill only get 6000K

Thanks for the help


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its got something to do with thw Ks

i think 6k and under lights are allowed and anything over that is illegal from memory. would be good if someone can confirm this .

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lol how would a cop know the colour temperature of the lights??

seriously, its mostly auto levelling, and washers. its the dirt on the glass that makes them 'glarey' and hard to look at.

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my mate has the 8000k hids and he got asked bout them by a cop and he simple said that they were 6000k and the cop seemed content... didnt even ask bout leveling

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afterthought.. i think one of those things that either cops know very little about or is really hard to prove.. so pretty much saying that they are the legal limit will get you off most times.. but thats just my 2 cents worth

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their illegal.. my mate got a defect (with a red sticker thing) and a fine of $300


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their illegal.. my mate got a defect (with a red sticker thing) and a fine of $300


i would assume so... because 8k is only for race use not street legal because its too bright with the colour contrast and all... its really bad when your infront of someone with 6k and over lights its like being high beamed all the time

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so HID's under 8000k are legal?


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acutally that 'hi-beaming' effect is because the lenses are dirty or the beam is set too high. colour temperature doesnt affect that. 8000k is purple and will have shit all visibility. but it will look cool so get them anyway

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bert_ wrote:
so HID's under 8000k are legal?


All Aftermarket HIDS are illegal!! That is you will get a defect..

Like someone mentioned, you need auto-levelling.

That being said, everyone has them.. Will be a matter of time before they start the crack down..

Till then just get some 6000k and enjoy!!


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acutally that 'hi-beaming' effect is because the lenses are dirty or the beam is set too high. colour temperature doesnt affect that. 8000k is purple and will have shit all visibility. but it will look cool so get them anyway


Plus the actual headlight unit it self is not designed for HIDs..

You would need a proper retrofit of your headlights to make it look proper, which wont blind oncoming traffic etc..


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