DOT vs not DOT

7 replies to this topic
  • eissinger4

Posted February 13, 2007 - 12:46 PM


What's the difference between a DOT approved turn signal, and one that isn't?

  • CSS9961

Posted February 13, 2007 - 01:15 PM


Don't know for sure, but I assume the light has to be a certain brightness, and be able to be seen from a certain distance, and also be a certain height off the ground. For example, an aftermarket turn signal lamp that has a smoke tint would probably not be DOT approved, as it could not be seen as clearly as a clear lens.

Some states are more picky than others in what they will let you get away with.


Posted February 13, 2007 - 01:18 PM


There may be an issue with the total area of the lens.

  • Rich_in_Orlando

Posted February 13, 2007 - 01:29 PM


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  • CSS9961

Posted February 13, 2007 - 02:05 PM


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  • byggd

Posted February 13, 2007 - 02:11 PM


The LED are the brightest ones on the market and most are not DOT approved.....just doesn't seem right.

  • CSS9961

Posted February 13, 2007 - 07:54 PM


Could be too bright. There are automotive light bulbs that are brighter than stock, and labled for closed course use only.

  • eissinger4

Posted February 19, 2007 - 05:41 PM


Thanks for the responses!:applause:


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