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i was wondering what the colored lights i see under cars are called.also are they Universal?how much are they usually?where is a good place to get some?(last question)How are the activated,through a custom switch?thanks
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the lights you are talking about are undercar neons, you buy them as a kit and they are usually activated by a toggle switch inside the car
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thanks for the info.one two more question,is there any certain brand i should avoid?and is there a site that reviews that kinda stuff?
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It is called Neon Underbody. The kits are universal. The 2 major (and best) brands are Street Glow and Liteglow. Don't get no-name.
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Just keep in mind that blue lights of any kind are illegal to have on your car in nearly all states in the US, especially if they flash/strobe/whatever any way. As far as I know, this applies to all cars at all times, irregardless of whether or not you are parked (unless you are parked on private property and have permission to be there).

Most cops aren't anal about it, but they can definitely pull you over for it.

So far they haven't outlawed any of the funky colors yet...
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Just keep in mind that blue lights of any kind are illegal to have on your car in nearly all states in the US, especially if they flash/strobe/whatever any way. As far as I know, this applies to all cars at all times, irregardless of whether or not you are parked (unless you are parked on private property and have permission to be there).

Most cops aren't anal about it, but they can definitely pull you over for it.

So far they haven't outlawed any of the funky colors yet...
are you sure about that? i guess ill find out if i get pulled over .i mean why blue?i wonder how i would find out...
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are you sure about that? i guess ill find out if i get pulled over .i mean why blue?i wonder how i would find out...
Absolutely positive...I'm a volunteer firefighter and a few years ago I was a sheriff explorer scout so I've done a lot of research on this subject.

Blue colored lights are reserved/restricted for emergency vehicles only (i.e. police, fire, ems, etc.) and in some states the same goes for red lights and even white lights if they flash.

Think about it - if everyone went driving around with flashing blue and/or red lights eventually it would get to the point where no one would pull over for emergency vehicles responding to a true emergency. Much in the same way, emergency vehicles are restricted on when and where they can use lights and sirens so the public doesn't become accustomed to them running "hot" all the time.

I did some research on your state and found the following information, I didn't include all of it, but only what pertains to what we are talking about. I included a link at the end if you want to read the whole thing.

According to Florida State Statute Title 23 Chapter 316.2397

(1) No person shall drive or move or cause to be moved any vehicle or equipment upon any highway within this state with any lamp or device thereon showing or displaying a red or blue light visible from directly in front thereof except for certain vehicles hereinafter provided.
WHAT IT MEANS: No one can have red or blue lights except for those listed below.

(2) It is expressly prohibited for any vehicle or equipment, except police vehicles, to show or display blue lights. However, vehicles owned, operated, or leased by the Department of Corrections may show or display blue lights when responding to emergencies.
WHAT IT MEANS: Only police and vehicles listed above can have blue lights of any kind.

(3) Vehicles of the fire department and fire patrol, including vehicles of volunteer firefighters as permitted under s. 316.2398, vehicles of medical staff physicians or technicians of medical facilities licensed by the state as authorized under s. 316.2398, ambulances as authorized under this chapter, and buses and taxicabs as authorized under s. 316.2399 are permitted to show or display red lights......
WHAT IT MEANS: Only the vehicles listed above can have red lights of any kind.

(4) Road or street maintenance equipment, road or street maintenance vehicles, road service vehicles, refuse collection vehicles, petroleum tankers, and mail carrier vehicles may show or display amber lights when in operation or a hazard exists.
WHAT IT MEANS: The vehicles listed above can use amber lights for hazards.

(5) Road maintenance and construction equipment and vehicles may display flashing white lights or flashing white strobe lights when in operation and where a hazard exists. Additionally, school buses and vehicles that are used to transport farm workers may display flashing white strobe lights.
WHAT IT MEANS: White lights only for the vehicles listed above.

(7) Flashing lights are prohibited on vehicles except as a means of indicating a right or left turn, to change lanes, or to indicate that the vehicle is lawfully stopped or disabled upon the highway or except that the lamps authorized in subsections (1), (2), (3), (4), and (9) and s. 316.235(5) are permitted to flash.
WHAT IT MEANS: What it says - read it.

(10) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in chapter 318.
WHAT IT MEANS: Unless you are pulling people over impersonating a police officer or emergency vehicle you will just get your hand slapped which = a small fine.

I found all this on your state senate's web site: http://www.flsenate.gov/Statutes/ind...Section%202397

So all in all - BLUE lights are illegal, especially if they flash. It's the law and if you break it, don't come crying to me when someone you know has an emergency and the EMS vehicles can't get there because people ignore their lights and right of way. I had it happen to me just a few weeks ago when we were driving the county ambulance transporting a traffic accident victim from the scene to the hospital on a major highway. We came within less than 10 FEET from the rear bumper of this lady's pickup, sirens blaring, lights flashing, and air horn roaring, and she WOULD NOT pull over for the ambulance...everyone else around her did, but she didn't. We ended up having to pass her on the left in the left-turn-only lane of a major intersection which is not only dangerous for us and our patient, but for everyone else on the road at the time. Sorry, but that's my soapbox rant for the day.

The reason I really brought the subject up is because it's become a hot topic here in Colorado after that Jason Clauson kid in Fort Collins killed that gal from UNC after he pulled her over impersonating a police officer.

Personally I would like to have blue to accent my silver trep, but because it's illegal I'll just go with white when I go that route.

Hope all this helps and happy modding.

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BLUE IS ILLEGAL. I don't give a rats ass what anyone tells you. BLUE tells fellow motorists that you are an emergency vehicle. Which you are not driving a police car, or ambulance. Purple, green, etc, are good colors.
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Most states reserve red, blue, amber and white as illegal colors for any exterior or interior lighting. Each of these indicates a different type of emergency vehicle in most states. When I lived in Iowa, I had blue neons under my '94 Chevy Cavalier. I was ticketed essentially for impersonating a fire truck, since blue lights are illegal for all vehicles other than those licensed by a fire department. I went to court 3 times over the issue. I won my case 2 times, finally losing the 3rd time around. Most police won't bother you with them, but the more chances you give them, the more likely you are to get bothered... ;)
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man,well thanks for the heads up and looking up that info.i WAS gonna get blue.but what other color matches grey/Champagne?
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Personally I'm going to go with white lights when I have the money to buy toys like LED windshield wiper nozzles, etc. It's about the only other legal color that accents the silver really well.

As far as I know, the only colors legal for your car in your state are white (not flashing), green, purple, pink, yellow, and maybe orange (amber). The way your law reads only maintenance vehicles can have amber lights period, but it implies that the amber lights are of the flashing type. You might stop by a local police station and ask an officer to look up the law and tell you what he thinks on that...knowing you've done your homework he should help you out and not shrug you off.

My personal opinion on the available colors is that white goes best with silver, green is kind of tacky (that's just personal taste), purple would look good although it's more of a chick color (maybe go with black lights instead...that wouldn't look bad at all...hmm...I might have to see if anyone I know has those so I can see how it would look), pink...no, yellow might look ok...I'd have to actually see it before I made a call either way, but it should look ok considering you guys are the sunshine/vacation/beach type state. Orange wouldn't look half bad if you played it right and it turns out to be legal.

Unfortunately you don't have a lot to play with, but with some creative thinking I bet you could pull off something cool.
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yeah i will stop by the police station.because just read this"blue light visible from directly in front" i wonder ....if the light itself is not visible then does this apply?well i ask the police dude,just to hear it from their mouth(i know you were a firemen but you know...)

but about colors ,personally green IS my favorite colors but i saw them on a PT cruiser and it didnt look that great ,like you said.i do wonder what yellow would be like...*looks on ebay*...all i found on ebay



purple doesnt look TOO much like a chick color
*searches google*.... wow.... thats a nice green!

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WOW, that green looks really good I must say...I guess it just goes to show if you play it right any color can look good.

I'm just used to seeing the cheapo green lights kits that the local dumbasses buy at Wal-Mart and then slap on their foreign car and cruise around thinking that it's the coolest shit. It's that god-awful dark green neon color and it just looks sick the way they install it.

BTW - Asking the police won't offend me at all (even though I'm still a firefighter) it's probably the best route you can take to be sure.

Let me know what you find out.
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