Pulled over by State Trooper! LEDs too bright?

HiJinx69

Well-Known Member
First Name
Dan
Joined
Feb 4, 2018
Messages
415
Reaction score
716
Location
Richmond, VA
Vehicle(s)
2018 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited JL, 2014 Mazda 6, 2010 Honda Odyssey, Yamaha FZ-09
July 4th. Went for a quick drive. Saw a VA State Trooper make a u-turn, didn't think too much of it. Not speeding. Immediately pulls behind me and flashes the lights. I pull over. He says I didn't do anything wrong, but tells me that I have illegal lights. I thought he was talking about my light bar and pod lights. Did I have them on? Nope. He asked if my headlights and fender lights were aftermarket or special addition. I said they were stock. He was surprised at how bright they were, he said that it made him turn his head away when we were passing. That was why he turned around. I told him this would be good for the forum and we laughed, he apologized for the inconvenience. Told him, no problem and be safe.

I guess these lights are that bright! Thought I'd share.



Advertisement



 

VolCntry73

Well-Known Member
First Name
Tim
Joined
Jun 7, 2018
Messages
522
Reaction score
674
Location
Knoxville, TN
Vehicle(s)
2018 2-Door Rubicon JL, 2018 Accord, 2008 Accord, 2007 CRV, 2000 Dodge Dakota
July 4th. Went for a quick drive. Saw a VA State Trooper make a u-turn, didn't think too much of it. Not speeding. Immediately pulls behind me and flashes the lights. I pull over. He says I didn't do anything wrong, but tells me that I have illegal lights. I thought he was talking about my light bar and pod lights. Did I have them on? Nope. He asked if my headlights and fender lights were aftermarket or special addition. I said they were stock. He was surprised at how bright they were, he said that it made him turn his head away when we were passing. That was why he turned around. I told him this would be good for the forum and we laughed, he apologized for the inconvenience. Told him, no problem and be safe.

I guess these lights are that bright! Thought I'd share.
Out of curiosity, did he have sunglasses on? If so...my question would be....exaggerate much? ;):giggle:
 

Rumblefish

Well-Known Member
First Name
Martin
Joined
Oct 15, 2017
Messages
513
Reaction score
688
Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Vehicle(s)
2018 Granite JLUR; 2015 BMW R1200GS
July 4th. Went for a quick drive. Saw a VA State Trooper make a u-turn, didn't think too much of it. Not speeding. Immediately pulls behind me and flashes the lights. I pull over. He says I didn't do anything wrong, but tells me that I have illegal lights. I thought he was talking about my light bar and pod lights. Did I have them on? Nope. He asked if my headlights and fender lights were aftermarket or special addition. I said they were stock. He was surprised at how bright they were, he said that it made him turn his head away when we were passing. That was why he turned around. I told him this would be good for the forum and we laughed, he apologized for the inconvenience. Told him, no problem and be safe.

I guess these lights are that bright! Thought I'd share.
Well, nobody could ever say that a trooper pulled them over for bright stock lights in a JK.... LOL
 

Steveo

Well-Known Member
First Name
Steve
Joined
May 15, 2018
Messages
12,559
Reaction score
79,168
Location
Sitting on the lap of someone you love
Vehicle(s)
2018 Wrangler JLUR, 2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 Cabriolet
July 4th. Went for a quick drive. Saw a VA State Trooper make a u-turn, didn't think too much of it. Not speeding. Immediately pulls behind me and flashes the lights. I pull over. He says I didn't do anything wrong, but tells me that I have illegal lights. I thought he was talking about my light bar and pod lights. Did I have them on? Nope. He asked if my headlights and fender lights were aftermarket or special addition. I said they were stock. He was surprised at how bright they were, he said that it made him turn his head away when we were passing. That was why he turned around. I told him this would be good for the forum and we laughed, he apologized for the inconvenience. Told him, no problem and be safe.

I guess these lights are that bright! Thought I'd share.
Do you have any suspension mods that would perhaps make them project at a higher angle? Big tires?
 

WXman

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2017
Messages
2,386
Reaction score
2,022
Location
Central Kentucky
Vehicle(s)
2018 Wrangler Unlimited
Occupation
Meteorology and Transportation

Shooting or Jeeping

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 27, 2018
Messages
905
Reaction score
1,283
Location
Mansfield, Texas
Vehicle(s)
2020 JLUR, 2019 RAV4
Well, nobody could ever say that a trooper pulled them over for bright stock lights in a JK.... LOL
Kid you not- got pulled over in my JK for them being too dim. He thought I was having issues. . .
 

Young04

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 12, 2018
Messages
267
Reaction score
163
Location
MA
Vehicle(s)
2018 Ocean Blue Metallic JLUR
July 4th. Went for a quick drive. Saw a VA State Trooper make a u-turn, didn't think too much of it. Not speeding. Immediately pulls behind me and flashes the lights. I pull over. He says I didn't do anything wrong, but tells me that I have illegal lights. I thought he was talking about my light bar and pod lights. Did I have them on? Nope. He asked if my headlights and fender lights were aftermarket or special addition. I said they were stock. He was surprised at how bright they were, he said that it made him turn his head away when we were passing. That was why he turned around. I told him this would be good for the forum and we laughed, he apologized for the inconvenience. Told him, no problem and be safe.

I guess these lights are that bright! Thought I'd share.
Did you adjust the aim down? Mine were aimed too high. As for pure brightness, based on pure visual observation, they are definitely bright, but my Audi's LEDs seem brighter. A 2018 E class I was in seemed to have LED headlights brighter than our Wranglers' as well.
 
OP
HiJinx69

HiJinx69

Well-Known Member
First Name
Dan
Joined
Feb 4, 2018
Messages
415
Reaction score
716
Location
Richmond, VA
Vehicle(s)
2018 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited JL, 2014 Mazda 6, 2010 Honda Odyssey, Yamaha FZ-09
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #11
Out of curiosity, did he have sunglasses on? If so...my question would be....exaggerate much? ;):giggle:
Yes, he had shades on when he got out, not sure if he had them on in the car.
 
OP
HiJinx69

HiJinx69

Well-Known Member
First Name
Dan
Joined
Feb 4, 2018
Messages
415
Reaction score
716
Location
Richmond, VA
Vehicle(s)
2018 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited JL, 2014 Mazda 6, 2010 Honda Odyssey, Yamaha FZ-09
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #12
Do you have any suspension mods that would perhaps make them project at a higher angle? Big tires?
Nope, still have stock wheels and tires.
 
OP
HiJinx69

HiJinx69

Well-Known Member
First Name
Dan
Joined
Feb 4, 2018
Messages
415
Reaction score
716
Location
Richmond, VA
Vehicle(s)
2018 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited JL, 2014 Mazda 6, 2010 Honda Odyssey, Yamaha FZ-09
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #13
Did you adjust the aim down? Mine were aimed too high. As for pure brightness, based on pure visual observation, they are definitely bright, but my Audi's LEDs seem brighter. A 2018 E class I was in seemed to have LED headlights brighter than our Wranglers' as well.
No, never touched them.
 
OP
HiJinx69

HiJinx69

Well-Known Member
First Name
Dan
Joined
Feb 4, 2018
Messages
415
Reaction score
716
Location
Richmond, VA
Vehicle(s)
2018 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited JL, 2014 Mazda 6, 2010 Honda Odyssey, Yamaha FZ-09
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #14

JIMBOX

Well-Known Member
First Name
JAMES
Joined
Feb 19, 2018
Messages
1,691
Reaction score
1,609
Location
FERNLEY NV
Vehicle(s)
2018 HELLAYELLA JLU SAHARA/2016 "STINGER YELLOW" RAM
I had my '08 JKUR for over eight years and I would have been overjoyed if a cop had ever stopped me for too bright headlites-

Whatever

JIMBO
 

                           
























































Top