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OllyMcC

Legalities Of Led's

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Hello all,

I have changed every single interior bulb in my fiesta zetec to LED's, which is great. However i was wondering the legal side of any exterior lights? Do the numberplate lights have to be white? can i have LED sidelights? Indicators? Brake lights? And are they even worth changing? :unsure:

Cheers, Olly

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Can have anything LED, just make sure the headlights and main and dipped beam ones are actually bright enough, most aren't usually.

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Technically they are not legal (as they're not 'e' marked) but I very much doubt you'll get pulled as a lot of modern cars have them as standard now (which will be e marked from the factory)

I have LED sidelights, brake/tail lights, & number plate lights.

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Okay thanks, but would having LED's affect the MOT when it comes around? And Can i have any colour? or do they all have to be white? (except indicators)?

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I have heard of MOT failures on ZSOC for people with LEDs yes.

They should match what they were originally - ie front of car = white, rear = red & indicators = amber.

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Headlights will fail as LED's will not provide a beam pattern. Dont try driving at night if you have these as you will see more with a candle. The technology isn't their yet to match halogens for power although they look nice and white.

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