Are LED Light Bars Street Legal?

The benefits of LED light bars include improved vision and visibility, making them an ideal addition for drivers in poorly-lit areas. However, depending on where you live, legal restrictions may limit your ability to use LED light bars on the road. In this guide, we’ll explain what those restrictions are and how you can make sure your LED lights won’t get you pulled over.

Can LED Light Bars Be Used On The Street

The short answer to this question is no. Due to their brightness, it is illegal to drive on the street with an LED light bar turned on. In fact, simply leaving them off isn’t enough in most states. An LED light cover must be used while the vehicle is driven on the highway. These covers ensure that the lights won’t create a distraction for oncoming drivers even if they’re accidentally switched on while driving.

LED light bars should be covered while driving.

Light bars provide substantial illumination for off-road applications.

So Why Buy An LED Light Bar?

An LED light bar is invaluable on off-road trails and large private properties where you don’t have to worry about normal traffic and where street lights aren’t available. Made in both spot and flood patterns, these bars will allow you to see obstacles long before OEM lighting systems can illuminate them. If you plan on spending a lot of time off the beaten trail, especially in low-light conditions, an LED light bar should be on your build list.

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