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Old 02-20-2008, 11:20 PM   #1
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Angel Eyes QUESTION


I got a pair of Angel Eyes 7000, white light
I was wandering if they are street illegal
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:25 PM   #2
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Don't know about Canada laws, but here they are.
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:39 PM   #3
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How about the ones with lower intensity ,, 6000 for example?
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:47 PM   #4
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Technically speaking, no. Nowhere are they legal in the States because they are after market and anything that has been added and/or modified like that around your headlights is deemed illegal.

I am sure the laws are similar in Canada.

I've never heard anyone get cited for it because they are stock on many BMW's today. Unless the cop is a BMW enthusiast, he won't know your DDE's aren't from the factory on your E46. Don't worry about it.
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None of them should be illegal except Blue or Red.
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Old 02-21-2008, 12:00 AM   #6
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None of them should be illegal except Blue or Red.
Should doesn't apply to the law unfortunately. It's any modification to headlights. Same with after market HIDs.
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Old 02-21-2008, 12:02 AM   #7
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Should doesn't apply to the law unfortunately. It's any modification to headlights. Same with after market HIDs.
wow i never knew that...i thought it was always just red/blue were illegal
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haha, one of my friends got stopped and was "warned" about the aftermarket headlights, but no big deal.
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The pure xenon white (4300k-8000k) versions are technically neither legal nor illegal. There is no law that governs their installation so you are fine
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You should be fine, most cops don't really care especially if it's white.
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has anyone on here gotten stopped with blue angel eyes. After I do some heavy mods, I plan on putting in blue angel eyes... anyone get stopped for these (in the US of course)
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has anyone on here gotten stopped with blue angel eyes. After I do some heavy mods, I plan on putting in blue angel eyes... anyone get stopped for these (in the US of course)
I will guarantee you that you will get pulled over if you drive with them on.
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I will guarantee you that you will get pulled over if you drive with them on.
I second that.
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The pure xenon white (4300k-8000k) versions are technically neither legal nor illegal. There is no law that governs their installation so you are fine
Neither legal nor illegal? Explain what that means exactly.

You need to reread what I wrote and check the CA vehicle code. You, more than anyone else, selling this product should know the laws regarding what you're selling. ANY modification to headlights is illegal period, in the State of California. This covers any amount of Kelvin lighting replacing the original, factory headlight equipment. It's very straightforward and leaves out any doubt for interpretation.

You can be held to some accountability if you are telling your customers these are street legal if they ask and you tell them no.

It's important people here get the correct information. The chances of your after market lighting causing any issues with the law are very slim, but don't put a blind eye on it.
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I will guarantee you that you will get pulled over if you drive with them on.
Really?

Mind you, anything with halos around the headlights is considered "after market" headlights because that's where they are secured to.
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haha, one of my friends got stopped and was "warned" about the aftermarket headlights, but no big deal.
When we leave school everyday, there is a cop that controls the flow of traffic. When the busses leave (10 minutes after the school lets out) The cop stops all traffic. Well, I was at the front of the line of cars, and mine got stopped because the busses started to leave. The cop came to my window and notified me that to stop because the busses started to leave. Then he notified me that my halos looked very sleek and classy

Never once he asked me if they were aftermarket. Ive been driving past hime for about 2 months now. And everytime I pass him I give him a wave, and he gives me a thumbs up.
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I think CA has different laws. I think it's standard that you can not have any red or blue colors on your car in all states.

I searched the Washington's legislature site and found this. I think halo's fall as "auxiliary driving lamps"

"(7) Auxiliary driving lamps. A driving lamp is a lighting device mounted to provide illumination forward of the vehicle to supplement the upper beam of a standard headlamp system. Driving lamps shall be mounted on the front not lower than 16 inches nor higher than 42 inches. Driving lamps shall be wired so that the taillights are lighted whenever the driving lamps are lighted. If driving lamps are not wired to operate only with headlamp high beams, then a separate switch and indicator lamp shall be provided to operate the driving lamps. Driving lamps shall not be used alone in lieu of headlamps."


http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=204-72-040
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