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Hello everyone, I was wondering whether or not the HID lights are legal in my forte, if they are not factory installed? These are the documents I could find. I appreciate any help. Thank you.

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6(1) A motor vehicle, other than a motor cycle or moped, must have at least 2 headlamps, one on each side of the front of the motor vehicle.
(2) A headlamp must be mounted so that the centre of the headlamp is not more than 1.4 metres and not less than 560 millimetres above ground level when the motor vehicle is not loaded.
(3) Subsection (2) does not apply to a snowplough truck.
(4) The light from a headlamp must be white, and the lens and bulb of the headlamp must be made of clear, untinted glazing.
(5) A person shall not attach or apply anything that colours the light from a headlamp to the headlamp, part of the headlamp or a bulb in the headlamps.
High and low beams
7(1) The headlamps on a motor vehicle, other than a moped, must comply with subsections (2), (3) and (4).
(2) A headlamp must have a low beam that can reveal a person or another vehicle that is at least 30 metres ahead.
(3) A headlamp must have a high beam
(a) that can reveal a person or another vehicle that is at least 100 metres ahead, and
(b) that does not shine in the eyes of an approaching driver.
(4) A motor vehicle must be equipped so that the driver is able to choose either
(a) to change the headlamps to high beams or to low beams by hand, or
(b) to switch to the control that automatically changes the headlamps to high beams or to low beams.
High beam indicator
8(1) A high beam indicator must be located on the dashboard of a vehicle so that the driver is able to see the high beam indicator when the high beam of a headlamp is lit.
(2) A high beam indicator must not glare in the driver’s eyes.
Single beam headlamps
9(1) Headlamps on the following motor vehicles may be arranged to provide a single distribution of light instead of as required by section 4:
(a) motor vehicles, other than motor cycles, manufactured and sold before April 1, 1956, or
(b) motor cycles manufactured and sold before January 1, 1969.
(2) Headlamps arranged to provide a single distribution of light must be aimed so that they reveal a person or a vehicle that is at least 60 metres ahead.
Cycle headlamps
10(1) Subject to subsection (3), a cycle must have at least one headlamp.
(2) A headlamp of a moped or power bicycle must
(a) be mounted not more than 1.5 metres and not less than 510 millimetres above ground level;
(b) provide a high beam not higher than 1.06 metres above ground level at a distance of 23 metres ahead;
(c) reveal a person or another vehicle at a distance of at least 60 metres ahead at night time during normal atmospheric conditions.
(3) A motorcycle may be equipped with a headlamp modulator that complies with the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Canada).
Tractor headlamps, etc.
11(1) A self‑propelled implement of husbandry that has headlamps must have at least 2 and not more than 4 headlamps.
(2) The headlamps may be single beam or multiple beam.
(3) The headlamps must be of sufficient intensity to reveal a person or another vehicle at least 60 metres ahead.
(4) If the headlamps are multiple beam, both the high beams and the low beams must comply with section 4.
Daytime running lamps
12 The daytime running lamps on a motor vehicle may emit amber or white light.
 

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Thats a funny one:
(3) A headlamp must have a high beam
(a) that can reveal a person or another vehicle that is at least 100 metres ahead, and
(b) that does not shine in the eyes of an approaching driver.


Pretty much negates any headlamps that aren't projector.
I get flashed a lot from oncoming because my Low beams are shining in thier eyes.
 

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Generally, if your vehicle doesn't come from factory with HID's installed, it's illegal to retrofit them due to the improper lighting pattern. Our headlamp reflectors are not designed for HID lighting.

Some earlier Nissan's had revised housings (from factory) so they could run HID's while projectors were being developed. Now all HID equipped vehicle's I've seen from the factory are set up with projectors to achieve the proper light patterns that meet motor vehicle safety standards.

I've come across HID bulbs with a lower metal shield attached to it to help reduce the oncoming glare. I don't know if they're available for our bulbs though.
Just a thought if you think it'll be a concern with law enforcement in your area.


Thats a funny one:
(3) A headlamp must have a high beam
The reason behind this one is due to some people wanting to drive with only they're fogs on.
 

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Combining 3 with b would state you must have a highbeam that doesn't shine in the eyes of oncoming.
 

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The Highway Traffic Act states very clearly that Xenon retrofitting is forbidden. That makes it ticketable by the law enforcement. Period.

They also have six other laws in place to limit the colour and requirements for Xenons installed by manufacturers, but again, point A will make them all moot for us.

Didn't stop me, but HID's are the least of my car's legal problems... Excessive speed and tinted forward windows will land my car in the impound before they have a chance to see the lights on!
 

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Discussion Starter · #7 · (Edited)
awe that sucks. Thanks for all your input gentlemen, and gentleladies (if applicable)
 
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