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    So, there I was driving home this evening, as is starts to get dull, I put on my sidelights. I was following a copper for about half a mile, and he puts the blue lights on and slows down. I pass him, he then follows me and pulls me over. Told me it was a routine stop, and proceeded to check my tax disc, tyres, insurance, MOT, brake lights, tail lights, number plate lights, indicators, etc

    He then pointed out that my sidelights were a little blue, and were illegal. I am running M Tec 501 bulbs. I thought these were legal . I've had these in my sidelights, number plate lights, and interior light for months with no problems

    He said to put normal sidelights back in when I get home, which I have just done. However, he did not give me a producer, or anything, and sent me on my way.

    Has anyone else had issues with M Tech 501's ?

    Sure this officer was just looking for something to do me for

    I've attached a pic of my car with the sidelights on at night..... (Sorry about poor quality pic.... iPhone!!)

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    is this pic just the side lights switched on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBH View Post
    is this pic just the side lights switched on?
    Yes. No other light about, on the drive at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony-1977 View Post
    Yes. No other light about, on the drive at home.
    these have gotta be the brightest side lights ive ever seen.....would you recommend them then.....even tho the police pulled you for them?

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    I've heard of MOT stations filing cars for them. I feel they re not bright enough by far. But colour,.. hmmm not sure bout tht one

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBH View Post
    these have gotta be the brightest side lights ive ever seen.....would you recommend them then.....even tho the police pulled you for them?
    Agree. But they can hardly be seen in daytime!

    It is these ones in the pic.

    I've had no probs before. Not had an MOT with them yet. MOT due next month, but gonna have normal bulbs in for it

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    Can't beat mtecs and they are legal mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectrac150cdti View Post
    Can't beat mtecs and they are legal mate
    That's what I thought! Grrrr...!

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    Sounds like a bored rozzer, I wouldn't have tool mine out and I'd whack em back in if I was you

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    well..............i've just bought a pair from hids direct lol

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