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    I have a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE and I put PIAA "HID" bulbs in them, it looks sweet. Infact, it looks identical to an Infiniti Qx4 coming down on the other side of the street... except for the front grille, which I guess might be harder to differentiate. I'm not sure if they are illegal here, becuase they are running on the same power consumtion (although they are brighter), and they are white. I have had no tickets so far, and never even been pulled over... I think that it has alot to do with what kind of vehicle you are driving and if it looks really cool, average/normal, or stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgbr
    Extra bright lights rule. I run around town getting in contests with other ricers. If one is sitting across and intersection from me, we'll start flashing our brights like crazy seeing who can do it faster. Oodles of fun. This is why I put the other lights on the car.

    I don't believe what kind of car you have or how you look will affect whether you get a ticket or not. Unless of course, the cop is racist.
    It's called profiling, the street racer look is going to attract more attention from the cops than someone in an suv. It's actually gotten to the point where if the cops around here pull over a certain percentage more "imports" than other cars they will get fined. But my biggest thing is why the hell do you want to add lights to your car, they do absolutely nothing for you except attract attention, or is that what you are going for?

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    Thumbs down ilegal lighting

    i know in australia and new zealand that all unnessacray external lighting is illegal while moving lol so ure alone aloud it on when ure parked

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    Quote Originally Posted by chut
    Dont ever use the brakes, if you hit someone tell the judge you were afraid of breaking the law and displaying your illegal lights!

    LOL

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    Here's what's illegal, and why.

    Red = Fire/EMS
    Blue = Police
    Yellow/Amber = Construction/General Warning
    Green = Concervationist (spelling?)
    Purple = Funeral
    White = Transportation (School Bus/Church Bus/Etc.)

    What does that leave?
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    Infrared? lol lol lol
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    I don't know... cops never pull me over even when I'm doing 55 in the 35 zone. I drive a Cherokee though. Never had a single ticket for the 22,000 some miles I have driven in my life.

    Personally, I hate those lights when moving. I was on I-95 and I'm freaking out trying to find the source of these UV blacklights. It was on someone's car and I finally found them, but god damn THEY ARE DISTRACTING. Very subtle, but you could tell they were there.

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    Actually, what the different lights are for varies with each state. In NJ, blue is any volunteer (fire/EMS), red and blue are police vehicles. Fire trucks are red, yellow, and white... and ambulances tend to have combinations of all 4.

    Being an EMT, I'm allowed a blue light. According to law, it can't be over 50 candle power... that's like the equivalent of a lit match. So the cops don't really care about how many lights you have or what brightness they are, and if you're a volunteer you get to know most of the cops anyway.

    Now then.. I've never been pulled over for my lights, but whenever I get pulled over for anything else, the cop always asks to see my permit. It is illegal to have them on unless I'm responding to a call, but it's illegal to have them at all without a permit.


    One thing I can add is that since I became an EMT, the worst ticket I've ever gotten was a "No seatbelt" ticket when I was pulled over doing 103 in a 55. Being a volunteer is better than any PBA card. =)

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    Banderon,

    I agree with you on that one. I'm NY state volunteer EMT and fire, so i got my choice of green(ambulance) and blue(fire). We are only supposed to have 1 single flashing light, but no one up here cares at all. The cops just leave us alone as long as we arnt doing anyting stupid. Plus getting to be friends with them isnt half bad either.

    and for all you people with the light up washer nozzles, have you ever considered glow in the dark washer fluid? you could put like a blacklight on your dash and that would be real cool now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by david_594
    and for all you people with the light up washer nozzles, have you ever considered glow in the dark washer fluid? you could put like a blacklight on your dash and that would be real cool now...
    LOL

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