What do blue headlights mean?

Are blue headlights better?

As headlight technology improves, some bulbs skew towards the blue end of the spectrum (rather than yellow). Xenon HIDs, which are brighter than the old halogen bulbs, often have a blue tint. This is fine, up to a certain point, but headlights that are too blue are less effective.

Are blue headlights legal on a car?

California permits only headlamp bulbs that emit white or yellow light. Since high-intensity HID bulb light is blue, these lights are not permitted on vehicles in the state.

Are 6000K lights legal?

This may even be too dull to use as a headlight bulb. 4000K to 6000K gives a crisp, white light. Any light above 6000K will start to look very blue. … If your headlight bulbs are entirely blue, they’re almost certainly not road legal.

Is 6000K white or blue?

What is the best HID color temperature?

Temp Color Details
5000K* Bright White White (100%)
6000K* Alpine White White (90%) Blue (10%)
8000K Ice Blue White (70%) Blue (30%)
10000K** Pure Blue Blue (95%) Purple (5%)

What cars have blue headlights?

On many new vehicles including Audi, BMW and Mercedes, new xenon HID lighting can give a very slight blue tint. These are still classed as road legal, as long they are factory-fitted HID lights and not an aftermarket HID kit. HID Conversion kits are not road legal.

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Why are LED headlights illegal?

LED upgrade bulbs can’t be classed as road legal because they cannot be E marked or have the British Standard mark. The reason that LED upgrade bulbs can’t be E marked is simply because no legislation exists for the use of LED technology in a headlight unit built for halogens.

Are 8000K LED headlights legal?

Yes they are all illegal. Installing the 8000k will make you stand out even more, drawing more attention from the wrong people.