LED/HID Light Conversion now an MOT Fail

ARealHuman

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I havn't researched this, but have picked this up on a credible bike forum - I know some on here have done LED conversions:

4.1.4. Compliance with requirements
Existing halogen headlamp units should not be converted to be used with high intensity discharge (HID) or light emitting diode (LED) bulbs. If such a conversion has been done, you must fail the headlamp.
 

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Interesting, I read that as converting the headlamp unit, not swapping the bulb.
Converting the unit would actually be a pass, well putting in a headlight that was designed for LED with auto-leveling they couldn't fail you for that. It's using the wrong bulbs in the wrong housings they can technically fail you for. I think most people who have done this have gone with the logic is 2-3 years till my MOT I'll worry about this later!
 

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Converting the unit would actually be a pass, well putting in a headlight that was designed for LED with auto-leveling they couldn't fail you for that. It's using the wrong bulbs in the wrong housings they can technically fail you for. I think most people who have done this have gone with the logic is 2-3 years till my MOT I'll worry about this later!
Sure have and kept the old bulbs to put back if needed
 

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Sure have and kept the old bulbs to put back if needed
Are you really going to put the candles back in Mark ? :LOL:
If they don't change the regs and/or start E marking LEDs I will probably put some brighter halogens in when the test is due, not Osram Nightbreakers though with 6 months warranty.
 

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