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Some SEMA news on lighting for our trucks...

Discussion in 'Lighting Discussion' started by Enkeiavalanche, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Well as some of you know I am very involved with SEMA and get emails and letter and Mags all the time and when I do have the time I read them.. Here is some News you might want to read..

    Illegal HID Conversion Kits
    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is impounding illegal imports of noncompliant high-intensity discharge (HID) conversion kits, light sources and ballasts. The CBP is working with the NHTSA to pursue enforcement. As reported by SEMA, the NHTSA has determined that it is impossible to produce HID conversion kits (converting a halogen system to HID) that would be compliant with the federal lighting standard, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108. The NHTSA is specifically concerned that HID conversion kits can produce excessive glare to oncoming motorists.​
    ESC Compliance
  2. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra Active Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    So, no more HID kits? What about those OEM units being included by car mfg'ers?
  3. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    OEM kits which have a special lens made for that car/truck that has a cut off for the lights so they do NOT blind oncoming traffic. Take any car with factory HID's drive it close to a wall (about 10 ft away) and look at the lights in front of you. You will see the cutoff...
  4. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    That's going to drive up HID ballast prices. The bulbs will still be available, I bet, as owners will need to be able to buy replacements. Those with HIDs should buy some spare ballasts. :)
  5. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    So, by that theory I should be ok with HIDs in my denali projection headlights?
  6. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    If they have a cut off yes.....
  7. 2k8z71

    2k8z71 New Member

    So projector retrofits will still be available? I want to buy the morimoto mini ones so I can do my projector retrofit.

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