Considering the media coverage and general whining from people around me regarding being blinded by LED’s (OE and aftermarket), I guarantee you that there will be some sort of response. I consider some of the aftermarket LED firms attempts to match the incandescent light dispersal to be a valiant effort for compliance. All it takes is a simple ordinance to allow LEO’s to really rake in the cash. $200 is out of my price point as I’d rather spend $100 on a LED bar connected to my high beams via simple relay and have somewhat of a legal setup.
Check this out — I dealt with a Trooper that insisted that each little LED module in those long LED lightbars counts as an individual light. The Michigan Motor Vehicle Code only allows for a maximum of four headlights on at any given time. So high & low plus fog mod plus 108-led bar = 114 headlights per his interpretation. Maybe overcome it with installing a translucent lense?
The Cadillac headlights in the Escalades have like 12 LED headlight bulb modules. I’d like to see how it interprets that. Regardless, just because the DOT approves it doesn’t mean that the state shall allow it. Legal matters like this can get quite expensive for the driver. All the law enforcement office gets out of it is overtime earnings.
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