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Old 08-02-2012, 03:44 PM
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Hella halogen conversion kit legal to use in US?

I was planning on using these
Amazon.com: HELLA 002850811 135mm H4 High/Low Beam Halogen Conversion Headlamp Kit: Automotive Amazon.com: HELLA 002850811 135mm H4 High/Low Beam Halogen Conversion Headlamp Kit: Automotive
but then I noticed that it says "Lamps are ECE compliant and legal for on-road use only in Canada" .


Is this a real concern, or should I just use them anyway? This will be on a summer daily driver car that will see night use, I work nights.

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I wouldn't worry about it. Just use them, i highly doubt anyone will bother you unless youre driving around with lights as bright as the sun.

It's not those blue lights though right? I freaking hate those things. Everyone around my area is buying those blue lights now, it looks like theres 1000 cops following me everywhere and they look horrible.
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It isn't supposed to be those, I hate them myself.
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There probably not 'legal' because there not US DOT certified.H4 lights are legal at 35W

These are DOT approved If you want that. Just Ebay the chrome housings
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The Hella H4 headlights are great. I replaced my sealed beam headlights with the Hella type three years ago and will never go back. The big thing is getting them aimed properly. Go to Daniel Stern Lighting Consultancy and Supply for instructions on aiming your E-code headlights. You can also get brighter bulbs there ( I use the 85/80 instead of a standard DOT 60/55) you can really light up the night.
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E-code headlights have a different beam pattern because in many countries they drive on the other side of the road.
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E-code headlights have a different beam pattern because in many countries they drive on the other side of the road.
Exactly and when you use them in the U.S. you blind oncoming drivers.

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