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Old 01-06-2010
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Just went to schucks and bought what i thought were driving lights but turns out they are the long range lights which are illegal. I was wondering if anyone has put them on anyways and are they really that much brighter than the driving lights?
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you cant run any 100w+ KC light on the road anyways there for offroad only so it doesnt matter I had 6 long range on one vehicle
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yes brighter, yes further out, not good.

It would be best to return them and get driving lights.
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i know here in alberta canada, it is illegal to have more than 2 additional pairs of lights on the vehicle, it is illegal to have more than 1 pair turned on at 1 time (with or without headlights) and very spesific mounting laws, including that the center of the additional lights, can be no higher than the top of the stock headlights, and no lower than i think it's 16" from the ground
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i know here in alberta canada, it is illegal to have more than 2 additional pairs of lights on the vehicle, it is illegal to have more than 1 pair turned on at 1 time (with or without headlights) and very spesific mounting laws, including that the center of the additional lights, can be no higher than the top of the stock headlights, and no lower than i think it's 16" from the ground
Wonder why all the restrictions....some politician get high beamed one night or what?? Geez.
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Wonder why all the restrictions....some politician get high beamed one night or what?? Geez.
you know, i wonder the same thing... funny thing jeep liberty, has lights on the roof, stock, technically they are illegal. same with the spot lights on the b-pillars on police vehicles...

there is no laws about covers for the lights however, you don't need them at all, and an installed light, counts, even if it's not wired or even no bulb in it...

lots of trucks have more than 2 sets, and lots have them on the roof, and i was told by the police here, when i asked about them, that it is not an enforced law, as long as your not driving down the hiway with them all on... and if i remember correctly, the officer i was talking to, had never even heard of someone getting a ticket for it
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Im pretty sure the restriction is 55w max per light and if there over 55w they need to be covered up. Ive never heard of any height restrictions/ how many you can put on. that just doesnt make any sense.
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here's the only law in Ontario that pertains to extra lights:

No motor vehicle shall carry on the front thereof more than four lighted lamps that project a beam having an intensity of over 300 candela. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 62 (9).

So you can have as many lights as you want, as long as they're not turned on.
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here's the only law in Ontario that pertains to extra lights:

No motor vehicle shall carry on the front thereof more than four lighted lamps that project a beam having an intensity of over 300 candela. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 62 (9).

So you can have as many lights as you want, as long as they're not turned on.
hmmm alberta's are:

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6(2) A headlamp must be mounted so that the centre of the headlamp is not more than 1.4 metres and not less than 560 millimetres above ground level when the motor vehicle is not loaded.
11(1) A self‑propelled implement of husbandry that has headlamps must have at least 2 and not more than 4 headlamps

this is all i can find right now, and it's 825am... i'm going to bed!
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I much prefer my 2 Long ranger 57 Series KC's over the 4 Driving beam 57 Series lights I got... Partially because of brighter bulbs... But mostly because when you aim them just right you can light up basicallly a 1/2mile infront of your truck.

That said I would stick with the longranges but being that you have such restrictive laws I almost wouldn't... Over in Alaska I flash cops with my 4 lights when they forget to turn theirs off and I haven't gotten pulled over yet... for the lights atleast lol
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Well I don't think I have that restrictive of laws considering i live in Idaho so I think im going to stick with the long range.
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honestly, even if you do have laws, as long as you use the lights responsibly, no one's going to say boo...

there was a city back home that it is illegal to use highbeams, no ifs, ands, or butts... and they DO write tickets for it
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here in MN, any light, besides headlights, over 42 inches from the road, must be covered while the vehicle is on a public road. however, their is no limit as to how many you can have installed.
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