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Old 01-03-2009, 09:16 PM   #1
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red halos on black concept

fisrt timer so i hope this isnt dumb but..... i ordered my 2ss black/black mid nov and was wondering if the red halos are going to be available from the factory or am i going to have to wait for aftermarket?
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:19 PM   #2
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fisrt timer so i hope this isnt dumb but..... i ordered my 2ss black/black mid nov and was wondering if the red halos are going to be available from the factory or am i going to have to wait for aftermarket?
Welcome to the site. Not a dumb question. They are NOT available from the factory and will likely be illegal if you add them aftermarket. Red lights are generally reserved for emergency vehicles only.

EDIT: Just read this in another thread. It is a response to the same question.

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Not a chance in he-double hockey sticks! Forward facing red lights are reserved for the fire department and/or PD. You have a better chance of GM offering the LS7 before you'll get red halos. Sorry just speaking the truth.
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but that doesnt mean you cant crack the cover and swap out the LEDs in the headlights...
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What colors are you allowed to display on the front of your car other than Yellow and White/Blue?

I understand red on the front of a car may confuse a driver to believing that they are taillights but what about something Green or Orange?
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:49 PM   #5
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but that doesnt mean you cant crack the cover and swap out the LEDs in the headlights...
You can DO whatever you want. I am just implying what may or may not get you a ticket.

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What colors are you allowed to display on the front of your car other than Yellow and White/Blue?

I understand red on the front of a car may confuse a driver to believing that they are taillights but what about something Green or Orange?
These laws are generally state specific, so I would check your state for specifics. Generally amber and white are only allowed on the front and the number of lights is limited.
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I've got blue on mine....

but I can get away with it with the bylaws cus they are a solid light and not flashing or strobed
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Each state is different, but I was under the impression there was Federal ruling on Headlamp coloration. The BMWs have a simliar halo combination and those are considered a portion of the head lamps which would make the red illegal. In Florida, white is prohibited behind the A pillar, Red is prohibited in front of the C pillar which would make the reds illegal on that basis as well.

ANY Blues are illegal solid or strobing in most states....some (I take it S.C.) are exceptions. Personally I wouldnt want blue regardless ... seems like an attention grabber and I don't care for the attention of my car to be on lighting.

All resulting in about $100 bucks, but hey....no points haha
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:33 PM   #8
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fisrt timer so i hope this isnt dumb but..... i ordered my 2ss black/black mid nov and was wondering if the red halos are going to be available from the factory or am i going to have to wait for aftermarket?
Red's and darker blues are illegal on a federal level and thus are illegal in all states. Whitish blue's are legal however.
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:01 PM   #9
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that blows ! would have looked sweet. I'm sure canadian laws are just as rediculus
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:33 PM   #10
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Only red and blue are illegal here in Cali. Anyonther color is OK. Im going for gold ones. If you didnt know already.
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:18 AM   #11
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Yep...check your state laws. The traffic code for your state will tell you EXACTLY what is acceptable for your lights...front and back. No reds or blues on the front are allowed, i think, on any vehicles in any state unless it's an emergency vehicle.
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:31 AM   #12
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fisrt timer so i hope this isnt dumb but..... i ordered my 2ss black/black mid nov and was wondering if the red halos are going to be available from the factory or am i going to have to wait for aftermarket?
Welcome to the forum!! Its nice to see another Canadian join!

Yeah like all of us said the red looks so bad a$$ but will be illegal to put on but then again so r full limo tints and I've had that for almost 3 years now! Paid a fine or two etc.

But at pitch black night I think the halo's would look mean as hell!
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:36 AM   #13
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Hey, a guy from Swift Current! Nice to meet ya, I'm from toon' town. Anyways, I can say for sure that red lights in front are illegal in Saskatchewan, and I have the ticket to prove it :( . About 5 years ago I had purchased an old POS car and the front signal light covers were missing so I made some out of that red tuck tape. BOOM, ticket. It was about 120 bucks and I had to come get it checked out in 30 days to make sure i fixed it.
Ended up scrapping the car, cause the signal light covers cost more than I paid for the car!

PS Where did you order from?
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:09 PM   #14
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i'm actually buying out of calgary alberta so as to save about 2300 in provicial taxes! havn't been to toon town yet .... just moved from b.c. in the summer
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:17 PM   #15
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I've also been told that my hurst shifter is a dealer instal and not factory. Seens odd to me that in this day and age that they couldn't put it in from the start instead of shipping it across the continent just to change it.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:58 PM   #16
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red halos

are these supposed to be offered as a aftermarket part?
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:11 PM   #17
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Unlikely. They're not legal.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:12 PM   #18
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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ight=red+halos
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ight=red+halos
use the search button on the top menu. We've been over this way too many times.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:20 PM   #19
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oh, i didnt know there was a search button
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:14 AM   #20
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I dont know about Texas Bird but here in Florida its illegal to have blue or red lights.


Orange, and yellow I know for a fact are fine but red or blue is a big no no here in the south.
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:55 PM   #21
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I dont know about Texas Bird but here in Florida its illegal to have blue or red lights.


Orange, and yellow I know for a fact are fine but red or blue is a big no no here in the south.
Also Illegal in CT & MA
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I dont know about Texas Bird but here in Florida its illegal to have blue or red lights.
Red and blue are illegal on a federal level which covers all 50 states.
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:04 PM   #23
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yeah same here i live in the south and red and blue lights will get you in serious trouble. my best friend added the kitt scanner lights from knight rider to his truck. (it does not really work but what ever) and we have to be careful about where we turn them on to make sure people do not think we are impersonating cops. just that we are impersonating super smart future cars
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:32 PM   #24
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RED Halos

Im sure a lot of you have seen the SEMA Camaro with the red halos. Looks SO BAD A$$! That car was one of the biggest selling points for me. Does anyone know if people will be selling this mod or if its a DIY ? Im getting a black 2010 and this red would just look so evil.


Here is the car with halos.


Here is some site I found on Camaro5. Doesnt look like the best aftermarket light site...
www.lite-eyes.com
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being legal probably not.
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