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Miclyn
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Driving Lights

Postby Miclyn » Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:37 am



Hi I'm new to the forum. Does anybody know if it is legal to show a blue light in thr lower driving lights in the uk. There is a blue led showing during daylight when the driving lights are off. This is on a 1500 Baron Trike.



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Re: Driving Lights

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:31 pm

The only thing I found on a quick search of UK vehicle regulations was this:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1989 ... on/16/made

Restrictions on fitting blue warning beacons, special warning lamps and similar devices

16. No vehicle, other than an emergency vehicle, shall be fitted with–

(a) a blue warning beacon or special warning lamp, or
(b) a device which resembles a blue warning beacon or a special warning lamp, whether the same is in working order or not.


So based on this, my general answer would be "no."

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Re: Driving Lights

Postby Sidcar » Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:47 pm

I took a car for MOT where the owner had replaced the front white sidelight bulbs with blue ones, it failed.

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Re: Driving Lights

Postby Miclyn » Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:36 pm

So looks like it would be best to fit a switch in circuit and only use the blue lights in show, or static displays. Thanks for the input.

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Re: Driving Lights

Postby themainviking » Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:50 pm

Miclyn wrote:There is a blue led showing during daylight when the driving lights are off.


Have you actually turned the lights on to see if they shine blue, or if they are just a bright blue white?
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Re: Driving Lights

Postby Miclyn » Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:02 pm

They are definitely blue lamps in the unit that are lit during normal driving and not switched. If I switch on the driving lights they are halogen lamps, white light and the blue light still stays on.

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Re: Driving Lights

Postby DarthJ » Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:31 pm

Sounds like it's an accent light on the driving lights. I've seen similar stuff on cars. Wondering if the blue LED has a separate cable that powers it.


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