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Is the light bar legal

Light bars are popular off-road modifications. These bars are usually mounted on the top or bottom of the grille and/or windshield. LED light bars provide bright, direct light. For those who do off-roading frequently, the extra visibility improves safety.

While the use of light bars is encouraged when driving off-road, it is dangerous to use them on public roads, which has led states to outlaw the use of light bars. To avoid getting a ticket, you need to be aware of state laws regarding off-road lighting.

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If you frequently cross state lines in search of off-road adventures, you may also want to learn about laws in other states.

LIGHT BAR LAWS BY STATE

State Law Link for More Information
Alabama Off-roading lights limited to two glare-free cowl or fender lamps. Alabama Legal Information
Alaska The front of a vehicle is limited to four lights. No part of a high intensity light can strike the road. Alaska Legal Information
Arizona Any light greater than 300 candlepower (3,771 lumens) must be directed so that no part of the beam strikes the road 75 feet from the vehicle. Arizona Legal Information
Arkansas No auxiliary driving lights may be used on pubic roads. Arkansas Legal Information
California When on public roadways, off-road lights must be off and covered with an opaque cover. California Legal Information
Colorado Auxiliary lights are limited to two, and the beams must be directed to the left side less than 100 feet away from the vehicle. Colorado Legal Information
Connecticut No more than four lights on the front of a vehicle. They cannot exceed 300 candlepower (3,771 lumens). Connecticut Legal Information
Delaware Allows two spotlights and two headlights. Light bars must be off while on the road. Delaware Legal Information
D.C. All lights greater than 300 candlepower (3,771 lumens) must be directed so no part of the beam hits 75 feet away from the vehicle. D.C. Legal Information
Florida Only four lights are allowed in front of a vehicle, and must adhere to existing light laws. Florida Legal Information
Georgia Only one spotlight, not to be aimed at any approaching vehicle. One "auxiliary driving light" is allowed but must be mounted between 16 and 42 inches from the ground. Georgia Legal Information
Hawaii Lights are not allowed to exceed 2,400 candlepower (30,168 lumens). Light bars must be turned off on roads. Hawaii Legal Information
Idaho If any of the front lights have a light with greater than 300 candlepower (3,771 lumens), then only four lights are allowed. Idaho Legal Information
Illinois No more than four lights on the front of a vehicle may be lit. All lights must be dimmable and aimed away from other drivers' eyes. Illinois Legal Information
Indiana One auxiliary driving lamp is allowed, but must be mounted between 24 and 42 inches from the road's surface. Indiana Legal Information
Iowa Any bright light must be directed away from the eyes of other drivers. Only three auxiliary driving lamps are allowed on a vehicle. Iowa Legal Information
Kansas All lights must be directed so that no part of the high intensity beam strikes the roadway more than 75 feet out from the vehicle. Kansas Legal Information
Kentucky Illegal to drive with LED light bars turned on. Kentucky Legal Information
Louisiana Illegal to drive with LED light bars turned on. Louisiana Legal Information
Maine No auxiliary light can be brighter than the standard lighting equipment. Maine Legal Information
Maryland No more than two auxiliary lamps mounted between 16 and 42 inches above ground level. Maryland Legal Information
Massachusetts Illegal to drive with LED light bars turned on. Strict regulations on all aftermarket lighting. Massachusetts Legal Information
Michigan No more than four forward facing lights. Michigan Legal Information
Minnesota May have up to two auxiliary driving lamps between 16 and 42 i