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Old 06-27-2010, 02:19 PM   #1
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Are these Headlights legal in canada?
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:54 PM   #2
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Im not sure but those are sweet!! I really like that look
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:55 PM   #3
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i don't see why it would be illegal ...
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Old 06-27-2010, 03:23 PM   #4
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Are they DOT/SAE approved? That would be a good place to start.

Then look at the BC Laws for headlamps.
http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bcl...eside/96318_00

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Old 06-27-2010, 09:12 PM   #5
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oh morettes headlights...
I'm sure they're fine if they're DOT approved..
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Old 06-28-2010, 01:57 AM   #6
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As long as they have DRL's and are either DOT/SAE or whatever approved.
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:03 PM   #7
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I found this on the motor vehicle act regulations. I put it in bold writing and it was in chart form. Does anyone understand it? Heres a link to the chart http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bcl...eside/26_58_01

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Table 1 Standards for Approval of a Motor Vehicle Headlamp
and Other Illuminating Lamps Aiming Requirements

[en. B.C. Reg. 476/98, s. 2.]

Visual aim based in millimetres at 7.62 metres

Headlamps Beams to be Used When Aimed or Inspected Area of High Intensity Zone to be Aimed or Inspected Lateral Aim Lateral Inspection Tolerance Vertical Aim Vertical Inspection Tolerance
146 mm Type 1 sealed beam Upper Centre At V 150 mm left to
150 mm right of V 13 mm up from H 125 mm up to
100 mm down
from H
146 mm and 178 mm Type 2 sealed beam Lower Left Edge
Top Edge 25 mm right of V 100 mm left to
150 mm right of V 60 mm up from H 175 mm up to
50 mm down from H
178 mm sealed beam not marked Type 2 Upper Centre At V 150 mm left to
150 mm right of V 13 mm up from H 125 mm up to
100 mm down
from H
European headlamps marked "E" and beam lamps marked "R" or "HR" Upper Centre At V 125 mm left to
125 mm right of V At H At H to 115 mm below
Low beam lamps marked "C" or "HC" Lower Junction of horizontal and sloped cut off
Top edge of horizontal cut off At V 125 mm left to
125 mm right of V
100 mm below H 75 mm below to
190 mm below H

Dual beam lamps marked "CR" or
"HCR" Lower and Upper Top edge of horizontal cut off
Centre At V 125 mm left to
125 mm right of V 100 mm below H 75 mm below to
190 mm below H
Fog lamps symmetrical Centre
Top edge At V 150 mm left to
150 mm right of V 100 mm below H At H or below
Fog lamps asymmetrical Left edge
Top edge 25 mm right of V 100 mm left to
100 mm right of V 60 mm above V 175 mm above to
50 mm below H
Auxiliary passing lamp Left edge
Top edge 25 mm right of V 100 mm left to
100 mm right of V 60 mm above H 175 mm below to
50 mm below H
Auxiliary driving lamp Centre At V 150 mm left to
150 mm
right of V 13 mm up from H 125 mm up to
100 mm
down from H
Motor vehicle minimum beam candela: Upper beam, 10 000; lower beam, 7 000.
Motorcycle minimum beam candela: Upper beam, 5 000; lower beam, 3 500.
This standard is based on S.A.E. standardLighting Inspection Code and recommended headlamp tolerances for E.C.E. lamps
supplied by the Road and Motor Vehicles Safety Section, Transport Canada.
Abbreviations: V=vertical centreline straight ahead of lamp centre. H=horizontal centreline at level of lamp centre.
Contents | Division 1-4 | Division 5 | Division 6 | Division 7-9 | Division 10-18 | Division 19-23 | Division 24-25 | Division 26-28 | Division 29 | Division 30-34 | Division 35-36 | Division 37-40 | Division 40A-42 | Division 43 | Division 44-47

They are marked "E" on them. So I'm thinking as long as I get them within the limits of the beam of light.
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:30 PM   #8
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as much as we want to get all technical, it doesn't matter. As long as its DOT or similar, it should be fine.

Most law enforcement will not even pull over guys with PnP HIDs, let alone cars with aftermarket headlights.
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:22 PM   #9
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they didnt like my buddies yellow bulbs haha. id say as long as your not blinding the **** out of people or running 12,000k HID's nobody will even notice.
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:25 PM   #10
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Hell, these are legal (properly covered - only two of them allowed to be uncovered except for "off road") per BC regulations
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:54 AM   #11
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I used to have those lights on my bugeye for 5 years and never had a problem with police
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:25 AM   #12
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When it comes to lights, most things you see out there are ILLEGAL. Basically no light, or reflector changes are allowed, including tinting.

MVA section 4.02:

(2) A vehicle on a highway must be equipped with lamps equivalent to those provided by the original manufacturer in accordance with the requirements that applied under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Canada), or a predecessor to that Act, at the time of vehicle manufacture.
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Old 07-05-2010, 12:25 PM   #13
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Technicality says that you cannot mod your headlights period - however, anything labelled DOT or E Code (something like ECE) and properly adjusted, you won't get troubled
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:10 PM   #14
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The guy from morette said they have an E code. He didn't say in the email if they where DOT. I originally thought they made them for right hand drive only. But they do also make the for left hand drive as well.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:16 AM   #15
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Canada will take E Code, other than the fact that it's not stock (which is all that is allowed when it comes to headlight) - as long as it's LHD and the key is properly adjusted
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:24 AM   #16
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Who cares if it's legal. I get blinded by those retarded HID lights that everyone puts in thier regular lenses all the time. Doesn't seem to stop anyone.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:45 AM   #17
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Once you have SAE number on lens, it will be fine!!!
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:48 PM   #18
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All the codes in the world don't mean anything if you have a officer that is clear on the Motor Vehicle Act, and wishes to give you a hard time about them. If they aren't too crazy, or annoying, you may get lucky for a long time, but I've been in a car which was issued a VI, and tried to plead with the "but.. this certification code" excuse. Doesn't work every time.
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:23 PM   #19
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Who cares if it's legal. I get blinded by those retarded HID lights that everyone puts in thier regular lenses all the time. Doesn't seem to stop anyone.
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i wish a terrible pox on those peoples
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