Vehicle Lighting Rules / Neons / Tinting Tail-lights, etc.

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Vehicle Lighting Rules / Neons / Tinting Tail-lights, etc.

Postby BlakJak » Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:17 pm

Firstly we reccomend all people interested in lighting modifications read and digest the following from the LTSA website:

http://www.landtransport.govt.nz/vehicl ... right.html

Key words for the search engines as well as key areas covered:

- Rule includes Neons and other Cosmetic Lighting
- Replacement bulbs including Xenon / High Intensity Headlights
- Main Beam aka High-Beam, vs "Dipped" lights
- Fog Lamps and Driving Lights - front and rear
- Use of Hazards


Some key points to reiterate:

It is illegal to apply any kind of tint film, tint paint or opaque sticker to any lamp which has a function other than decoration (eg non-cosmetic).

[Re Cosmetic Lights] They must be angled downwards and fitted so that the light source isn’t directly visible from the front or back of the vehicle.

[Re Cosmetic Lights] You must not be able to see the light source from any of the shaded zones:

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For more detail please refer to the referenced link and other links provided. Toyspeed do not condone illegal vehicle modifications.
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Postby BlakJak » Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:03 pm

Another useful reference

http://www.lvvta.org.nz/LightingStandardMarch05.pdf

This relates to getting a cert for low-volume lighting setups.
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Postby BlakJak » Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:15 pm

The full vehicle lighting legislation can be found here:

http://www.landtransport.govt.nz/rules/ ... -2004.html

Includes all details for things like

- Flashing Lights
- Beacons
- Reflective Material
- High-mounted Stop Lamps
- Responsibilities
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Postby BlakJak » Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:37 pm

Sadly, the Land Transport folks decided to pull all the useful data from their website and instead encourage folks to buy it.
However some material is still published, found in new locations.
Much of the above data has been consolidated at the following free-for-access URL:

http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/rules ... 04-qa.html
(which refers to http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/rules ... -2004.html)

Most of the above statements remain true, and although it's a bit wordy, it's worth reading the above.
Also the WOF guide which lays out the passes and fails is here:

http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/virm- ... g-v4a1.pdf

Which will no doubt answer most of your questions directly.
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