Re: HID lights or similar
Also not true HID, which is what the author of the original thread was
researching. I don't understand why people want to use the blue-tinted
bulbs; less available light, non-compliant light patterns, run hotter,
burn out faster than stock clear bulbs, and annoy (possibly endanger)
oncoming drivers. AND, they don't even LOOK like true HID, which (I
suppose) was the original idea. If those bulbs have DOT stamped on them
and are not (quite likely) DOT-compliant, the seller can be liable for
an up to $10K fine for each occurrence of said sales. I have reported
the mentioned Site you named to NHTSA for investigation of its
> the lights from prostreet lighting uses 12 volts, not "high voltage" , and
> are D.O.T. legal
> "Sharon K.Cooke" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > SHAWN wrote:
> > >
> > > Hiya again! I have a another tech question.
> > >
> > > Has anybody put those nice bright HID lights or similar on an older
> > > If so how hard is it to do?
> > > The lights on my 1978 Ford Fairmont realllly suck. Would it be cheaper
> > > just get external ones? I dont mind drilling or making brackets.
> > >
> > > Shawn
> > > 1978 Ford Fairmont, I-6 200.
> > Sylvania makes actual street-legal HID lighting for your vehicle. The
> > stuff on eBay is from "sharpies" trying to make a quick buck; illegal
> > for highway lighting, and possibly dangerous, due to the high voltages
> > involved.