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Old 10-16-2005, 10:28 PM   #1
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Alright, so I am looking for some replacement bulbs on my leggy. I am looking for an amber headlight bulb because I currently have some silver stars and they are just too bright of light. I live in Colorado and with the last snow storm, I was nearly blinded by the light bouncing off the snow. I also have astigmatism (a condition of the eye which makes incoming light harder to interpret/more glaring), so the effect of the snow was magnified.

But, through all my searching I'm left with questions.

1)Here's a simple one, is it legal to have amber bulbs in colorado? I've checked the vehicle lighting regulations, but have not found anything for or against the lighting (see below).

2)What manufacturers have amber bulbs in H7 trim? I've found hella yellow stars, osram all weathers, and narva something or others. I know these are amber bulbs, but not sure their bulb types.

3)Where can I buy these things??? Rallylights.com (or is it rallylighting.com?) is a dead link. Autolumination has neon yellow krypton lights (do these produce the proper effect, or would these be illegal knock offs?), and then summitracing has the yellowstars, but at $25 each. Local shops don't carry anything close, and can't even order them in.

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4. Vehicle lighting
42-4-215. Signal lamps and devices - additional lighting equipment.

(1) Any motor vehicle may be equipped, and when required under this article shall be equipped, with a stop lamp or lamps on the rear of the vehicle which, except as provided in section 42-4-215.5, shall display a red or amber light, or any shade of color between red and amber, visible from a distance of not less than one hundred feet to the rear in normal sunlight, and which shall be actuated upon application of the service (foot) brake, and which may but need not be incorporated with one or more other rear lamps. Such stop lamp or lamps may also be automatically actuated by a mechanical device when the vehicle is reducing speed or stopping. If two or more stop lamps are installed on any motor vehicle, any device actuating such lamps shall be so designed and installed that all stop lamps are actuated by such device.

(2) Any motor vehicle may be equipped, and when required under this article shall be equipped, with lamps showing to the front and rear for the purpose of indicating an intention to turn either to the right or to the left. Such lamps showing to the front shall be located on the same level and as widely spaced laterally as practicable and when in use shall display a white or amber light, or any shade of color between white and amber, visible from a distance of not less than one hundred feet to the front in normal sunlight, and the lamps showing to the rear shall be located at the same level and as widely spaced laterally as practicable and, except as provided in section 42-4-215.5, when in use shall display a red or amber light, or any shade of color between red and amber, visible from a distance of not less than one hundred feet to the rear in normal sunlight. When actuated, such lamps shall indicate the intended direction of turning by flashing the light showing to the front and rear on the side toward which the turn is made.

(3) No stop lamp or signal lamp shall project a glaring or dazzling light.

(4) Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not more than two side cowl or fender lamps which shall emit an amber or white light without glare.

(5) Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not more than one runningboard courtesy lamp on each side thereof, which shall emit a white or amber light without glare.

(6) Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not more than two back-up lamps either separately or in combination with other lamps, but no such back-up lamp shall be lighted when the motor vehicle is in forward motion.

(7) Any vehicle may be equipped with lamps which may be used for the purpose of warning the operators of other vehicles of the presence of a vehicular traffic hazard requiring the exercise of unusual care in approaching, overtaking, or passing and, when so equipped and when the said vehicle is not in motion or is being operated at a speed of twenty-five miles per hour or less and at no other time, may display such warning in addition to any other warning signals required by this article. The lamps used to display such warning to the front shall be mounted at the same level and as widely spaced laterally as practicable and shall display simultaneously flashing white or amber lights, or any shade of color between white and amber. The lamps used to display such warning to the rear shall be mounted at the same level and as widely spaced laterally as practicable and, except as provided in section 42-4-215.5, shall show simultaneously flashing amber or red lights, or any shade of color between amber and red. These warning lights shall be visible from a distance of not less than five hundred feet under normal atmospheric conditions at night.

(8) Any vehicle eighty inches or more in overall width may be equipped with not more than three identification lamps showing to the front which shall emit an amber light without glare and not more than three identification lamps showing to the rear which shall emit a red light without glare. Such lamps shall be mounted horizontally.

(9) Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a class B traffic infraction.

History
Source: L. 94: Entire title amended with relocations, p. 2251, 1, effective January 1, 1995. L. 96: (1), (2), and (7) amended, p. 440, 4, effective April 22.

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Editor's note: This section was formerly numbered as 42-4-213 and the former section 42-4-215 was relocated to section 42-4-217.

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Am. Jur.2d. See 7A Am. Jur.2d, Automobiles and Highway Traffic, 226-229; 8 Am. Jur.2d, Automobiles and Highway Traffic, 835, 836, 840, 841, 1000-1003.

C.J.S. See 60A C.J.S., Motor Vehicles, 608.

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Old 10-17-2005, 12:49 PM   #2
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www.ebay.com should have a couple of yellow bulbs...search "H7 yellow" or "H7 ion" or "h7 Gold" stay away from the krypton yellow...if you notice the company doesnt even know what they are talking about. they offer 6000K yellow bulbs....that makes no sense since yellow bulbs are more like 3200K. i have yellowstars in my heads, optilux fogs, hella 500's and then i also have a set of piaa ion 520's
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Old 10-17-2005, 03:09 PM   #3
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And have you had any trouble with cops? I've been watching on coming cars the last few weeks and have not yet seen a single "yellow" headlight. I'm paranoid, even if green wagon doesn't scream street racer, I don't like flashing blue lights.
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Old 10-17-2005, 04:06 PM   #4
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Hella Yellowstars come in H7 i believe. They have a yellow-white output. Enough yellow to be useful but not so yellow that it screams for attention.
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Old 10-17-2005, 04:18 PM   #5
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Hella Yellowstars come in H7 i believe. They have a yellow-white output. Enough yellow to be useful but not so yellow that it screams for attention.
i dont think so. at least if they do it is something new. my friend has an RX8 and he wanted yellow headlights, they use H7's also. but i couldnt find any for him.....i was always looking for piaas or hellas to no avail. we ended up installing 6KK HID's in it. i know a lot of hella lights use h7's (ff series) but i hadnt seen yellowstars yet.

as for cops, never once been hassled. but i am in texas, i searched the law and it doesnt say anything about color. it does refer to SAE 5568 or whatever the federal color standards are.

as for look, from really far away my lights look purple-ish white....then the closer i get the more yellow they become....up close they are a yellow pruple mix.
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Old 10-17-2005, 04:26 PM   #6
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Ah, you're right... No H7 yellowstars listed on rallylights.com.

Maybe some yellow rockblocker film would do the trick.
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Old 10-17-2005, 05:02 PM   #7
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I thought about that, but the yellow on a green car might look a bit strange.... I was planning to do some small eyelids too, so I wonder how that'd look.... Hmmm... little yellow evil eyes... Got a link to rockblocker film? I've heard of it, but not seen it for sale.
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Old 10-18-2005, 01:14 AM   #9
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there is no yellow h7's from that vendor. i have tried those h1's in yellow though. i really liked them, only one burned out and i got a different color and couldnt match it.
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Old 10-18-2005, 01:16 AM   #10
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I thought about that, but the yellow on a green car might look a bit strange.... I was planning to do some small eyelids too, so I wonder how that'd look.... Hmmm... little yellow evil eyes... Got a link to rockblocker film? I've heard of it, but not seen it for sale.
www.rockblocker.com

They're a vendor here last i remebered.
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Old 10-18-2005, 01:42 PM   #11
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www.hot-subaru.com has them. Hot-Subaru, Kevin@SoD, or even Bankheist, they are all the same person. Kevin Heist works for Subaru of Dallas and they sell the film.
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Old 10-18-2005, 03:16 PM   #12
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I checked, and unfortunately they don't carry headlight protection for my year legacy. But I think I might've found an alternative. I'm going to check out the local tint shops and will probably do a yellow tint with clear bra over the lights. That should give the proper effect and protection. Thanks for the help all!
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Old 10-19-2005, 03:23 PM   #13
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WOOT! Just talked to one of the local 4x4/street tuner shops and he can get me rock blocker bulk sheet, cut to my headlights and installed for $25 each or $50 total. I think the kits themselves are more than that! He said he could do my tail lights too, so I might have to think about that... Obviously not yellow
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Old 10-20-2005, 12:47 PM   #14
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Well, think of it as a double plus; it won't hurt to have a little extra protection on your headlights.

<-- lost three Tango driving lights and one windshield in Colorado
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Old 10-20-2005, 12:59 PM   #15
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Only one windshield? I'd be onto three if I had gotten it replaced when I got my first huge chip -> crack. The headlights are plastic, but since this car was mostly highway, you can see all the pits in the plastic. I hope this will also help avoid the common plastic fade headlights suffer from.
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