Tinting headlights and taillights is a good way to accent your vehicle while offering UV protection. It’s a great enhancement to couple with a chrome delete.
Headlight & Taillight Tints FAQ:
Are tinted headlights legal in California?
It would appear that not all HID headlights are legal – based on technicalities. Section 25950 of the California Vehicle Code states: “Unless provided otherwise, the color of lamps and reflectors upon a vehicle shall be white or yellow for those visible from in front of a vehicle.” So an actual blue color is not OK.
Does tinting headlights reduce visibility?
Yes it does, but the amount of tinting determines how much the visibility is affected. Lighter tint films will hardly produce any noticeable deterioration in headlight strength. Dark tints like the one shown in the beginning of this thread, can cause a significant loss in the headlight beam strength.
Is it illegal to have different color headlights?
The only color headlight that is legal to use in any state is white. Every state has its own specific laws governing the legal color of headlights, as well as when they should be used. Most states mandate that the only allowable colors for lights on the front of a vehicle are white, yellow, and amber.