spot lamps

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  1. stacks

    stacks Road Train Member

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    Anyone run these as extra lights I’m not referring to work lights or back up lights but a spot lamp I’ve noticed a few trucks on I-80 during evening time they really give a great beam But mostly mounted on the bull bar or bumper have yet to see an American trucker with these types of lights mounted on the sun visor
     

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  2. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    does your truck not have factory fog lights
     
  3. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    Because mounting them there is illegal for on-highway use if used as auxiliary driving lights. If forward facing and uncovered at any time while on-highway, even if not lit, you run the risk of a ticket.

    Yes, I know there are some vehicles optioned that way from the factory (Jeep Liberty, Chevy Colorado, to name two), but they're only for off-highway use and they're sold with covers.

    Having said that, I've had trucks with amiable spot lamps on the mirrors and A-pillars. Always turned down or to the rear when not in use.
     
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  4. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    I wish they would enforce the bright lights law. Selfish Drivers 4 wheelers and Truckers alike.
     
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    stacks Road Train Member

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    Nope
     
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    Federal vehicle design and safety regulations, but all states have them in their code as well, with slight variations.

    Illinois:
    (625 ILCS 5/12‑207) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12‑207)
    Sec. 12‑207. Spot lamps and auxiliary driving lamps.

    (a) Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed one spot lamp and every lighted spot lamp shall be so aimed and used upon approaching another vehicle that no part of the high‑intensity portion of the beam will be directed to the left of the prolongation of the extreme left side of the vehicle nor more than 100 feet ahead of the vehicle.

    (b) Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed three auxiliary driving lamps mounted on the front at a height not less than 12 inches nor more than 42 inches above the level surface upon which the vehicle stands.

    - 2005 Illinois 625 ILCS 5/ Illinois Vehicle Code. Article II - Lights And Lamps

    Yeah, the lights themselves are not legal for on-highway use, but drivers use them on rural/remote highways and cover them during the day.
     
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    I have a couple of those 5400 lumen Trux in my bumper, they make nice fog lights and dark lot maneuvering lights. If you're using those lights while on the interstate or able to see any other vehicle lights it should be legal to throw hammers at you.
     
  9. Dave1837

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    Anyone who drives down the highway with auxillary LED lights powered is an automatic d-bag. Can't stand running down a highway and being instantly blinded by these stupid lights. Especially in adverse weather. If you mount these to your truck please turn them off when you're passing an incoming vehicle, whether you're on a divided highway or not
     
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