Pulled over by State Trooper! LEDs too bright?

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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.





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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:
 

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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
 

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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?
 

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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. . .
 

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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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-

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