What’s Legal & What’s Not

 

What’s Legal and What’s Not

Headlights
A pair of headlights must emit light of substantially the same colour and intensity, emit a steady colour of either white or yellow and be visible from a reasonable distance.
Legal Tint Shades: Light Smoke, Medium Smoke, Golden Yellow & Fluorescent Yellow.
Brake lights
A brake light must emit a steady red light. At least 50% of the lamp must be visible from the rear. Light must be visible from a reasonable distance.
Legal Tint Shades – Light Smoke, Medium Smoke, Dark Smoke (as long as you do NOT tint over the reflector), Dark Matt & Red.
Reflectors
At least 50% of the reflecting surface must be visible from a reasonable distance.
Legal Tint Shades: All tint shades and colours legal, except dark smoke.
Indicators
All indicator must emit amber light. At least 50% of the lamp must be visible. Light must be visible from a reasonable distance.
Legal Tint Shades: Light Smoke, Medium Smoke, Golden Yellow & Fluorescent Yellow.
Fog Lights
No law on fog lights as they are an additional extra and not M.O.T bound.
Legal Tint Shades: All tint shades & colours legal.
Masks, or converter kits
A headlamp or rear tail lamp altered in this way is not a reason for MOT rejection. So long as light outputs are not adversely reduced, it emits the appropriate correct colour and the mask is securely attached.
To find out more information please go onto Road Vehicle Lighting Legislation