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      02-20-2009, 12:08 AM   #71
GregW / Oregon
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Yellow headlights

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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 http://fmvss108.tripod.com/fmvss108text.htm, 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: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/...21118.ztv.html

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.
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