LED? Legality Thereof....

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  1. Papa Smurf

    Papa Smurf Member

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    Hi all.

    Does anyone know with certainty if it is legal to replace Stop / indicator / fog light / marker light bulbs with LED's?

    Couldn't find any statement on DVLA sites, and some retailers say no, some don't.
     
  2. Geo

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    Hi Papa
    Just had a quick look at construction and use lighting regs, and all references are made to "lamps" giving no specific output, but there is clear reference to angles at witch the lamp must be seen from, I believe LEDs tend to disappear slightly when viewed from the side, I will stand corrected on that one.
    However deep in my mind I think some lamps have specified wattages, how LEDs are rated or if they comply I don't know

    Nothing in MoT regs to say no LEDs
    Lamps are judged as they are presented if it lights its a lamp, simple lot aren't we:Wacko:
    Geo
     
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  3. American Dream

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    LED'S are far more reliable than filament types and, with the lens at the end, are viewable from a wider angle.

    They are instantaneous in operation and do not dim in the same way over age.

    IMHO they are a lot more visible than filament type and even new buses and cars are now being fitted with them as standard.

    The advantage also is that they consume less power than filament types and are not prone to failure by sudden physical shock.:Eeek:

    I am looking to replace all my running lights etc with led type for this reason.
     
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  4. Papa Smurf

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    Geo,
    Excellent Info - thanks:thumb:

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    Me too now!:Smile:
     
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