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Old 03-07-2011, 06:46 PM   #1
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? are led/neon lights legal in texas

i know that u can add a rear light or front light but i was wondering about accent lighting around the entire bike.... i heard if the bulb can be seen its not legal, or if you have blue/red alternating thats not legal either but i was wondering if anyone has the "official" information about lights on bikes?
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:34 PM   #2
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I have two points to make on this:

1. 99% of the leds you buy that are intended for automotive use say "off-road use only" on the package.

2. I have received two citations for "Use of unapproved DOT equipment"
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:24 PM   #3
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Not to sound like a , search it. It has been discussed before. I'm not gonna hunt for it on my phone though
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:56 PM   #4
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i've got blue accent lighting and haven't been ticketed. i did some research before buying my pods and came across what you already mentioned: bulb cannot be visible, no flashing/alternating patterns, actual light glow (?) cannot extend past 75 yds around your bike (?). i'm sure you'll be fine.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:40 PM   #5
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i've got blue accent lighting and haven't been ticketed. i did some research before buying my pods and came across what you already mentioned: bulb cannot be visible, no flashing/alternating patterns, actual light glow (?) cannot extend past 75 yds around your bike (?). i'm sure you'll be fine.
from what Motorcycles Unlimited uncle told me who is a state trooper its 75 ft not yards
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:04 PM   #6
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:09 PM   #7
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its his discretion to issue a citation or not but from what my uncle told me they dismiss them almost everytime so they dont even bother he said most cops realize its a safety thing and that ur just trying to make urself more visible
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my best friend's dad is a cop and he told me that as long as the bulb isn't visible and it's not flashing red and blue you should be fine..

I have pink led's on my bike but that's from the previous owner.. I just have to rip them off and give it a more aggressive pink lighting haha
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no red or blue facing forward...

no blue facing backwards...

no flashing, alternationg, strobing, dimming while on a public road.

not shining more than 75 feet from vehicle....




how you install the lights will make all the difference....





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^^^THIS^^^^

i have researched it and keep the printout of the law in my back pocket just for kemah P.D.
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no red or blue facing forward...

no blue facing backwards...

no flashing, alternationg, strobing, dimming while on a public road.

not shining more than 75 feet from vehicle....




how you install the lights will make all the difference....





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The installer has done the research Im sure
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This +1.
Also as a safety, you should only see on a non-emergency vehicle:

white and amber from the front
red and amber from the rear

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no red or blue facing forward...

no blue facing backwards...

no flashing, alternationg, strobing, dimming while on a public road.

not shining more than 75 feet from vehicle....

how you install the lights will make all the difference....

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awesome thanks for the info .... im hopeing to put some on my bike to make it safer for when i ride home from work at night.... and it makes the bike look cool 2 .....

im thinking of going with red led's on my all black r6 ....
so just to make sure if i point the red down in the front and middle and back to the back i should be fine with the law ...
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