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Not too sure.....

No mentioning of LHD or RHD versions

Your MOT man may not like them.

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Just noticed the lack of red/lhd! MOT man pretty cool dude , but that would upset him a bit

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It does say e marked so should be ok with mot man. The American headlight pattern is flat and doesn't have a kick up one side therefore they are ok for left or right hand drive, they are also legal over here.

Mike

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Good - because on the Continent they're not without a note on the logbook stating the "flat pattern" is allowed

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19 minutes ago, miketomcat said:

It does say e marked so should be ok with mot man. The American headlight pattern is flat and doesn't have a kick up one side therefore they are ok for left or right hand drive, they are also legal over here.

Mike

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Almost certainly not legal. A light can’t be both DOT (USA) and E (EU) marked. Passing the MOT doesn’t make them legal either I’m afraid.

The only legal LED headlights that I am aware of are the proper branded ones such as JW Speaker, Trucklite etc.

 

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The flat pattern (British American) is legal here as long as it's e marked. I don't know the legality of having both a dot and e mark however bfg tyres certainly have both. Whether these particular lights are legal or not I don't know and there is a grey area around if they need self levelling or not, hid do but if I remember correctly if they are under a certain lumen led don't.

Mike

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I am happy to be proven wrong, however I would bet that the ‘E’ markings on those ebay China specials are completely worthless.

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I was told there is a way of self e marking but not sure. I think it's self certificating that your product complies with the rules but it is a different e mark I believe. As retro says whether these a actually legal or not I don't know. Personal I'm happy with my H4's and a new set make a world of difference over old ones.

Mike

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