I have a 1987 BII. I am going to install Hella 550 lights on the front bumper. How many white lights can I have to the front and be legal? I have heard a total of 3 and a total of five. I want to install 3 of these lights which would give me a total of five white to the front. I am not worried about local PD but OSP concerns me. I have called the OSP a couple of times but they have not returned my calls with and answer.
Any 'off-road' light used on the road is illegal. While off-roading and as long as they are off 'on-road' I don't think there is a limit as long as they don't block your original headlights. Check your local laws but most off-roads are pretty bright and it will only take one cop to give ya a nice ticket.
Ive got a pair of kc daylighters on my truck, and i have to keep the covers on them at all times except when i'm offroading. now you can use normal "fog or driving" lights with your headlights during normal driving. Hope this helps.
The Answer is: No more than 5 "lights" ON at one time, 55 watts each. I understood it as any light, driving, fog, headlight or pencil beam. "Off Road Light" is more than 65 watts or a certain candle power (that I don't know). Your high beams are 65 watts, low beams are 55 watts. That's a DOT standard. As of right now I have PIAA 85 watt driving lights on the front of my daily driver and I know they are illegal, if I turn them on. You can put as many lights on your truck as long as you only use 3 at a time + your headlights = 5 lights total, with a wattage of NO more than 55 watts.
I looked into this samething in 2003 for Road Rally reasons. And I doubt they have changed it since then.
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