What Are Blue Lightbulbs, And Are They Really Legal?

Everyone’s experienced those blue headlights driving toward them while driving along the road.  They appear ridiculously vivid and obnoxious.  These extremely blue lights appear to really make that automobile stand out from all the others.  People claim that they can frequently be so vivid that they are distracted and briefly blinded by them.  Now there are even some articles on the web concerning how they might be causing cancer.  These car headlights cannot be legal, are they?

Actually, the answer to that particular question is really far more complex than a straightforward yes or no. The law in fact says that lights should be beneath a certain brightness level, and within a certain color range to be able to be legal.  Car headlights that actually do put off a real blue colour are, usually speaking, illegal.  In order to be in the lawful array, the headlight should be white.

Even so, quite a few individuals mistake the dazzling white headlight as being a blue light, which usually is not really the case.  They are usually seeing xenon headlights.  Xenon lights can give off a barely noticeable blue hue, but they’re still mainly white.  This enables them to comply with the white headlights requirement that may be found in all states.

The problem is that quite a few of the blue bulbs marketed within the marketplace aren’t really legal, because they are just a standard bulb with blue tint added to the actual glass. Because true xenon headlights are High-Intensity-Discharge (HID), they’re built entirely differently than conventional halogen light bulbs.  As opposed to halogen light bulbs, they need a specific controller that is capable of generating incredibly high voltages.

So, next time you think of obtaining some blue lights for your automobile, think again.  Before you buy any of these types of headlights, be extremely careful that you do your homework.  Contact the vendor and have them verify that they are indeed lawful if you install them in your car.

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