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post #1 of 16 Old 02-26-2010, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Green Halos Illegal?

Does any one know if the green Halos are illegal in Texas? I know the red and blue are. Maybe they have the dual Halos with the green somewhere. I didn't see them at AAC.

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post #2 of 16 Old 02-26-2010, 03:15 PM
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they shouldn't be, red and blue are illegal because they are emergency colors


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Is green used in any emergency vehicles? I wouldnt think they would be illegal..

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depends on your state... some states call exterior accessory lights illegal only if you can see the bulb.

best thing to do is chase down your neighborhood cop and show him a picture of what you wanna do... HOPEFULLY he knows the law on these lights

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post #6 of 16 Old 02-27-2010, 05:19 PM
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Other than "regular" colors

Back in the day when neon was popular I was constantly harrassed by the local PD. My neon was white in front with greens, blues on side, fading to purple in the rear. It sounds funky but it looked really cool because all the colors blended as they went from front to back - but I stray. The judge actually read the statutes to me. As I remember them (you should look them up in your state),
White in front for driving
Yellow/Amber in front and side as marker/directional
Rear in rear for brake/directional
Yellow/Amber in rear for marker/directional

Any other color variation could land you in court. I have seen some ambulances with GREEN lights. I wanted to do RED halos but just don't want the attention. Good luck!
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post #7 of 16 Old 03-15-2010, 11:03 PM
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in texas you can pretty much have any color you want as long as it isn't a beacon, flashing, alternating or red. Section 547.305 cover vehicle lighting.

I had Blue Fog light covers on my TransAm. I got pulled over 3 times. two became unsure of the actual law when I started quoting this section. the 3rd gave me a ticket. the next day he was at my house asking for it back and voided the ticket on the spot.

you will probably get pulled over, but it isn't illegal.

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547.305. RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF LIGHTS. (a) A motor
vehicle lamp or illuminating device, other than a headlamp,
spotlamp, auxiliary lamp, turn signal lamp, or emergency vehicle or
school bus warning lamp, that projects a beam with an intensity
brighter than 300 candlepower shall be directed so that no part of
the high-intensity portion of the beam strikes the roadway at a
distance of more than 75 feet from the vehicle.
(b) Except as expressly authorized by law, a person may not
operate or move equipment or a vehicle, other than a police vehicle,
with a lamp or device that displays a red light visible from
directly in front of the center of the equipment or vehicle.
(c) A person may not operate a motor vehicle equipped with a
red, white, or blue beacon, flashing, or alternating light unless
the equipment is:
(1) used as specifically authorized by this chapter;
or
(2) a running lamp, headlamp, taillamp, backup lamp,
or turn signal lamp that is used as authorized by law.
(d) A vehicle may be equipped with alternately flashing
lighting equipment described by Section 547.701 or 547.702 only if
the vehicle is:
(1) a school bus;
(2) an authorized emergency vehicle;
(3) a church bus that has the words "church bus"
printed on the front and rear of the bus so as to be clearly
discernable to other vehicle operators;
(4) a tow truck while under the direction of a law
enforcement officer at the scene of an accident or while hooking up
to a disabled vehicle on a roadway; or
(5) a tow truck with a mounted light bar which has turn
signals and stop lamps in addition to those required by Sections
547.322, 547.323, and 547.324, Transportation Code.
(e) A person may not operate highway maintenance or service
equipment, including snow-removal equipment, that is not equipped
with lamps or that does not display lighted lamps as required by the
standards and specifications adopted by the Texas Department of
Transportation.
(f) In this section "tow truck" means a motor vehicle or
mechanical device that is adapted or used to tow, winch, or move a
disabled vehicle.
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how unamerican!

can't flash the red, white, and blue headlights at people

...get it? flashing your headlights


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post #9 of 16 Old 03-18-2010, 08:34 PM
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Yes in Mississippi

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post #10 of 16 Old 03-25-2010, 01:17 PM
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Green halos on one of the Synergy Green Camaros would look awesome.
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