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Old 02-08-2002, 08:47 AM
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Re: Imortant distinction here in Virginia

Originally posted by Fimum Fit
The Hella lights that Whitney offers use H-4 bulbs and have a euro-style up-angle on the right of the beam, but are marked as DOT approved and have the alignment bumps on the lenses for state inspectors to see.
There have been lots of reports of poor light output and leaks. If your inspectors allow it use the true E-codes. Another option is to keep the old lights (if they still work) and install just for inspections. Not legal but a very common way to get around inspections. If you keep the lights aimed properly and do not use the really bright bulbs and keep with white bulbs you should have no problem.
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