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Toyota Racing
03-09-2012, 09:55 PM
So this has been bothering me for a while now... So I ordered some Nokya JDM yellow bulbs and i'm wondering why does the colour of the output make them illegal? I know they aren't DOT certified but shouldn't it be fine if it's aimed properly? Vehicle is 2006 Toyota Sienna bulbs will be for DRLs.

kvg
03-09-2012, 10:05 PM
I have been running those in my fogs for years, but in headlights it is illegal.

Toyota Racing
03-09-2012, 10:11 PM
I just don't know why colour headlight bulbs are illegal.

kvg
03-09-2012, 10:19 PM
Because that what the police told me when I called them:dunno:

Toyota Racing
03-09-2012, 10:32 PM
well I guess i'll just have to see how yellow they are on the van if they are really yellow I will just use it for when taking photos...

kvg
03-09-2012, 10:38 PM
Really really bright yellow!!

dj_rice
03-09-2012, 10:43 PM
Here are the Nokya JDM Yellow bulbs in 1156 installed on my 240sx.


The Nokya's are installed on the right side. The left side were garbage 26 LED SMD Amber

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/61305_478702213416_514613416_6727470_7456077_n.jpg

EG6boi
03-10-2012, 01:56 AM
holy shit that's bright lol. I wanted to pick some Nokya's up for my DRL's but if it's illegal, what should I look into?

Team_Mclaren
03-10-2012, 02:39 AM
Originally posted by EG6boi
holy shit that's bright lol. I wanted to pick some Nokya's up for my DRL's but if it's illegal, what should I look into?

OEM

speedog
03-10-2012, 07:23 AM
All of the answers the OP is looking for can be had at this link (http://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/Regs/2009_122.pdf) - in short, white only for the head lights including no tinting of any kind. Fogs can have amber or white, maximum of two fogs or two driving lights and very specific locations for each. Front turn signals - amber only, that means running the blue lights, etc could very well attract attention from the police. All of the information held within the Vehicle Equipment Regulation of the Alberta Traffic Safety Act at the link supplied above is quite easy to read and comprehend - to argue against a ticket one might get because of running afoul of these regulations would be probably be quite futile.

speedog
03-10-2012, 07:35 AM
More info here (http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/acts-regulations/regulations-crc-c1038.htm) and more specifically for DRL's - here (http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/acts-regulations/regulations-crc-c1038-sch-iv-108.htm).

Now for those of you with some time to kill, the often referenced to SAE guidelines can be had here (http://standards.sae.org/automotive/) with more lighting specific stuff here (http://standards.sae.org/automotive/bodies-structures/exteriors/exterior-lighting/standards/) so, so much information to ponder.

Edit - the SAE info is protected, but you should be able to dig it up somewhere.

Toyota Racing
03-10-2012, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by speedog
More info here (http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/acts-regulations/regulations-crc-c1038.htm) and more specifically for DRL's - here (http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/acts-regulations/regulations-crc-c1038-sch-iv-108.htm).

Now for those of you with some time to kill, the often referenced to SAE guidelines can be had here (http://standards.sae.org/automotive/) with more lighting specific stuff here (http://standards.sae.org/automotive/bodies-structures/exteriors/exterior-lighting/standards/) so, so much information to ponder.

Edit - the SAE info is protected, but you should be able to dig it up somewhere. So according to this DRL`s can be yellow to white or white to yellow... So according to this JDM yellow DRL`s are legal. :dunno: (45) A daytime running lamp shall be white, yellow or white to yellow, in accordance with sections 3.1.3, 3.1.2 or 3.1.3.1, respectively, of SAE Standard J578, Color Specification (May 1988).

Toyota Racing
03-10-2012, 06:32 PM
Should I print that off and show it to the cop that tries to ticket me?

AE92_TreunoSC
03-10-2012, 06:36 PM
Taco's use yellow DTRL's.

I doubt you'd ever get a ticket for yellow DTRL's. However if your DTRL's are highbeam on a series circuit your headlights will be yellow as well, which is a no no.

I run yellow highbeam DTRL's. I bought my truck with it and I like the look of it for now. My low beam is projector HID though.

Toyota Racing
03-10-2012, 06:38 PM
Well it is a 2006 Sienna the low beams and the high beams are separate from each other so two 9006 for low beams and two 9005 for DRLs so I guess it is legal! :D Now I can't wait for my nokya's!

kvg
03-10-2012, 06:46 PM
Good luck

Toyota Racing
03-10-2012, 07:01 PM
I'll keep a copy of the drl rules in my van just in case. Thanks for all you guy's help:D Go Beyond!

dj_rice
03-10-2012, 10:32 PM
Your also in a minivan. You'll hardly be on the radar of cops unless our doing some stupid shit.

K3RMiTdot
03-10-2012, 10:35 PM
my DRLs are jdm yellow, i think a few toyota tacomas come with them stock... or at least it seems that way.

i dont see you ever gettting a ticket

Toyota Racing
03-10-2012, 10:47 PM
Never thought of that but... That is true I don't think anyone would think a van would have JDM yellow DRLs... Thanks

EG6boi
03-10-2012, 11:13 PM
Originally posted by Team_Mclaren


OEM

Not to sound stupid but does OEM make yellow DRL's?

Toyota Racing
03-10-2012, 11:20 PM
Originally posted by EG6boi


Not to sound stupid but does OEM make yellow DRL's? I would not think so the tacoma comes with a yellow cover that goes between the reflector and the cover.

dj_rice
03-11-2012, 12:28 AM
Originally posted by EG6boi


Not to sound stupid but does OEM make yellow DRL's?


OEM isn't a brand.

It stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. Meaning, Nissan makes OEM parts such as oil filters/air filters for Nissan vehicles. Or Honda makes OEM suspension componets for Honda vehicles. Those are examples.

EG6boi
03-11-2012, 02:50 AM
Originally posted by dj_rice



OEM isn't a brand.

It stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. Meaning, Nissan makes OEM parts such as oil filters/air filters for Nissan vehicles. Or Honda makes OEM suspension componets for Honda vehicles. Those are examples.

I know but does Honda carry yellow bulbs? I was just curious lol. :dunno:

Thanks though!

Toyota Racing
03-13-2012, 06:33 PM
So one more question... So the bulb I ordered was 65W and the factory manual says 60W will my harness and headlight be okay? No melting or anything?

J-hop
03-13-2012, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by dj_rice



OEM isn't a brand.

It stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. Meaning, Nissan makes OEM parts such as oil filters/air filters for Nissan vehicles. Or Honda makes OEM suspension componets for Honda vehicles. Those are examples.

Also to further clarify it is a blanket term for parts originally equipped on your car, not necessarily made by the vehicle manufacturer/brand ie: your car isn't going to be equipped from the factory with Toyota brand bulbs, the whole headlight unit may not even be a Toyota product per se.

When someone says oem they generally just mean what came stock on the vehicle