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      02-20-2009, 01:08 AM   #71
GregW / Oregon

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Yellow headlights

Originally Posted by diablito View Post
is yellow light illegal?

best thing is ask your local police dept. I am not sure if they are in your area.
That would not be a local regulation, but FMVSS Standard 108, which vehicles in all states must comply with and which references for lamp color:

"S5.1.5 The color in all lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment to which this standard applies shall comply with SAE Standard
J578c, Color Specification for Electric Signal Lighting Devices, February 1977."

I also found this legal interpretation on headlamp color, written it 2000:

I have not had the fortitude to wade through all the governemntal mumbo-jumbo, but it appears yellow was acceptable for headlamps at one time, but may or may not be now.

Greg Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA
2015 M4 Coupe - Silverstone/Sakhir/CF
2012 ML350