KNOW YOUR STATE LAWS. Installing accent lighting on your vehicle is not illegal. It's just like having a mobile phone with you while driving. Where and how you use either of these devices while driving may be restricted by law.
We remind customers to check their local laws when it comes to driving or riding with accent lighting turned on. Keep in mind too that the laws for motorcycles, cars and trucks (or larger vehicles) are often different.
As a practical matter, we offer the following guidance.
- Do not install Boogey Lights® where the lights themselves can be seen by other drivers around you. They're very bright and can be blinding in the dark. When installed properly, you should only see the glow coming from your Boogey Lights®; not the LEDs themselves.
- Do not operate Boogey Lights® in a manner in which your vehicle may be confused as being law enforcement or an emergency vehicle. Common sense should tell you not to drive with the lights flashing, color changing, breathing or strobbing. This is especially true using the colors red or blue. If the colors are changing in any way (regardless of the colors), you run the risk of other drivers around you mistaking your vehicle for law enforcement or emergency vehicles.
- If you are going to use accent lights while driving, we suggest setting the lights on one solid color (without any movement). Also, do not use red or blue. This is especially true if you have your lights mounted in locations on your vehicle that law enforcement vehicles typically have their lights. EG: in the grill, on top or near the top of the vehicle or in the windshield area. Also, the profile of your vehicle will make a difference too. If your vehicle is a car/sedan/SUV, it's more likely to cause confusion since most law enforcement vehicles are that size. Running with red or blue for under-glow, under-sleeper/cab or wheel well lights on large format vehicles (e.g. semi-trucks) is generally not a problem.
Ultimately it is the driver's responsibility to make sure they are in compliance with the laws in their state and they operate their vehicle in a safe manner.