You need to get the proof!
You should be concerned whether or not your LED headlights are DOT approved: According to the FMVSS108 legal document that regulates automotive lighting – what the manufacturers can and cannot offer to customers – there are a lot of rules and regulations that need to be adhered to in order for a new headlight product to be considered “DOT Approved” or “DOT Compliant” or “Street Legal“. Therefore a lot of headlight products on the market today are not DOT compliant. In fact, a bunch of headlight upgrade products are stamping their packaging or products with the infamous DOT logo in hopes that nobody questions them…
LED Headlights for cars and trucks
If you’re looking for an LED headlight upgrade for your Ford F150, Mustang, Chevy Silverado or other popular car or truck you need to be careful that what you’re buying actually has the appropriate legal requirements to back up their DOT approved claim.
What it comes down to is this:
If they tell you it’s legal or DOT compliant, just ask to see the proof! The last thing any of us need is to be caught at an inspection point to find out the headlights we’re running are illegal… In other words, if you are driving with non-compliant headlights you could get a ticket or a fine.[Read more…] about Are Morimoto XB LED Headlights DOT Approved?