For years the car headlights have been more or less tuned. Especially those LED technology the hearts of Tuning fans lets beat faster. You should do this, however can not be Only be seduced by the overwhelming selection of tuning sets, but also pay close attention to which ones legally are. Because non-approved lamps represent a serious deficiency and even the award of the plaque verweigert .
discuss this with the specialist workshop
If you want to make modifications to the lighting system, it is best to clarify this beforehand with one Specialist workshop from. Because there are many Guidelines, Which observed Need to become. Incandescent lamps in the headlights are allowed can not be just like that against LED light emitting diodes can be replaced even if the base fits and everything works. Such Retrofit pears are in most cases inadmissible. In the meantime there are also approved ones on the market LED retrofits for halogen headlightswhich are adapted to the respective vehicle type and via one in Germany permissible permit feature. As an example, here are the LED Osram Night Breaker to call. But these have long been not compatible for every vehicle, but only for special series. Further information is available directly from Osram and on the corresponding packaging of the LED Osram Night Breaker. An approved one LED retrofit you can easily recognize it by Approvalsto Wavy line and the associated Approval number of the KBA (Federal Motor Vehicle Office). After tuning, the general type approval Always be carried in the car, by the way. Alternatively, you can use the documents possibly also one registration directly into the Vehicle papers have it done. Anyone can get more information Test organization and the Manufacturer/Model give. If that worked, then you have to carry the documents with you at all times no longer necessary.
Tuning only with approval marks
Surprisingly, there is also a classic car with one R2 Bilux headlight system already legal Solutions to a contemporary Halogen technology to be able to convert. The only requirement for the conversion is an appropriate one Approval mark, better known as the E mark. This E sign is in the form of a Circle shown. There is a large one in the circle E and Number. In addition, a Approval number to be available. This marking confirms that the light source complies with the regulations of the ECE (Economic Commission for Europe) corresponds.
That is also legally permitted complete swap the headlights and lights, even if one later other lighting technology is installed. Because of this, there are numerous Complete conversion sets from Halogen on Xenon or LED offered. But even in this case the change is only valid with a valid Approval mark legal on the component. In most cases, the conversion or retrofitting, especially with xenon, also allows additional conversions to be made to the vehicle, such as the installation of a automatic headlight range adjustment or the assembly of a Headlight washersbe required by law. (Here you can find more information about xenon retrofitting for the car and here everything about headlight range adjustment / retrofitting of headlamp levelers)
Example: LED bulbs as taillights / brake lights
- react faster than light bulbs
- last longer, practically do not break
- only need approx. 55 watts instead of 4 watts each
- don't get hot
- shine in a more beautiful red
- cost from about 15 € / pair (about twice as much as conventional pears)
- are not permitted in German road traffic.
Consequences of unapproved headlights!
When you are at your vehicle not approved headlights or others illegal lighting solutions attaching this can be too strong Issues lead, because by installing the approval of the vehicle invalid becomes. In addition to a high fine Such offenses can also cause problems with the Liability insurance to lead. If there is an accident that can be proven to have been caused by the tuning, the insurance company can refuse to pay and Recourse claims put. In the event of an accident it is even a Personal injury or even one Consequence of death In the worst case, illegally installed lighting can even be used prison sentence entail. Because of the enormous complexity of the topic Headlight tuning we have a big one Special veröffentlicht.
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