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6 legends of the tinted lamps and lanterns

Tinted front Windows, all drivers had figured out. As for tinting car optics, it seems to us a rare case, when the normative documents dark. And if the tint is still possible, how?

Russia is a beautiful and amazing country. Live in it inquisitive and caring to all new people. For this reason, all the useless, harmful, or stupid thing you can do with your car, some fans of innovation will do. Sometimes not thinking and not realizing why. The group “Leningrad”, even a song about it.

Current trend — tinted headlights and tail lights. To her resorted, that is amazing, and the owners of the “dozen” with a clearance close to zero, and consumers of the products of the German “big three”. And it is not only Russian tendency: the question of “legal or illegal?” suffering and the English-speaking Internet.

The legend of the first: tinted lighting came up with the plants

It is difficult to reliably determine where the fashion. The idea goes back time when a single SDA has not been, and the term “rear lights” was formed. Most likely, originally painted in different colors the optics used body shops, thereby giving the unique look of the cars.

Factory tinted optics exists today, and because it is in the process of certification, shall be recognized as legal in all instances. It is argued that this complex process — shading some areas of the lens, and the light transmission does not suffer and is fully compliant with the standards. It is not excluded that so it and is, but adjusted to the standards of all countries. Of the 250 countries of the world while only 82 have signed the Vienna Convention on road traffic adopted in 1968. Among other things, it determines the color of all exterior lighting fixtures.

Advertising zavlekalochka firms Tinting Chicago on “how was — how was”. In States such refinement headlight more popular than tinted tail lights.Advertising zavlekalochka firms Tinting Chicago on “how was — how was”. In States such refinement headlight more popular than tinted tail lights.

Russia has signed. USA — no, so there are turn signals can be red. And according to our rules taillights must emit a red light, headlamps are white or selective yellow, and all turn signals orange. Other color variations are entirely on the conscience of tuning firms, craftsmen, DIY, and customs authorities, for whatever reasons, have let in Russia cars with the wrong lights, when there was something to be imported without the required buttons GLONASS in the car.

The legend of the second: unlike the front Windows, headlights and taillights tint not prohibited

Many portals mention that a normalizes GOST tinting automotive lighting. To the extent that the tint layer should consume “no more than 15% of the brightness of the light of the world”. If anyone knows where to find the GOST or at least a room, notify us immediately in the editor. In reality not a single document there is no clear prohibition or guidance on the additional shading of lighting devices of the car. And in the same reality the presence of any tint of the layer can serve as a pretext for a fine.

GOST R 51709-2001 “Motor vehicles. Safety requirements to a technical condition and check methods” was first prohibited the installation of diffusers for any additional optical elements, including films, colorless or colored, but then the item was canceled. An identical paragraph was cancelled in the government decree № 720 “On approval of technical regulation on safety” (2009). But in the current “Technical regulations of the Customs Union” such a clause is not.

Xpel American firm that produces special protective film, is actively working in Russia. Among other things, offers dimming lights here. The color is called Bronze Smoke.Xpel American firm that produces special protective film, is actively working in Russia. Among other things, offers dimming lights here. The color is called Bronze Smoke.

Faced with such uncertainty, we are seeing a sea of offerings — film, varnish, paint. Open the website first styling center (three service stations in Moscow). Among other services offered and darkening any optics matte film of different colors. The following are the benefits: your car will be individual vinyl strengthens and protects lights from damage, does not need special care, and finally (please!) — “Vinyl film is removed with one motion — this will help to avoid a fine for tinted headlights.” Another firm reports that clearly illegal colored tinted rear lights. Third: “to date, tinted headlight film is strictly prohibited”. And offers a tinted varnish. Absurd!

Nicely, hundreds of companies and stores across the country should guide the clarification of the Prosecutor’s office, saying, like as not prohibited tinted lamps and lanterns in those colors, koi prescribed by the regulations: red — red, white — white. And materials of other colors will be confiscated. But we prefer to punish users. Probably, it’s easier and more convenient.

Legend three: the fine for tinted lights — small

In world judicial system the punishment largely depends on the interpretation of the crime. The same situation with toning. Neither the administrative code nor in the “List of faults” or the “Main provisions on the admission of the CU” on it doesn’t say. But common words about the lighting there, and a lot.

In article 12.5 of the administrative code referred to only lighting the front of the car, and the rear — no. In fact, it does not prevent to consider tinting the rear lights as inadequate or faulty, in which operation is forbidden. The same attitude would be to foreign and illumination of registration marks numbers prescribed white light. Partial shading optics — the edge contour does not pass as legitimate.

One of the domestic firms willingly demonstrates its capabilities, assuring that “the transmittance does NOT change”. Note that the prescribed standards of color back lighting more or less saved.One of the domestic firms willingly demonstrates its capabilities, assuring that “the transmittance does NOT change”. Note that the prescribed standards of color back lighting more or less saved.

Further, depending on the interpretation of the violations, there are several options. From 500 rubles (the phrase “improper vehicle”, the same as that in relation to dirty the headlights) to the deprivation of rights for 6-12 months with confiscation of devices (the phrase “lights, color lights and mode of operation which does not meet the requirements”). Confiscated, though not immediately, but by the court. 500 rubles — a lot or a little? For all different.

Legend four: booking the headlight film is not tinted!

To protect the headlights from chips and scratches — the idea is sound. However, laws prohibit, first, intervention in the design of vehicles (the installation is not provided as the design of equipment affecting safety), and secondly, the use of any non-certified equipment and materials. Formally, the inspector (if you want) has a right to complain even to a fully transparent film, since the parameters of its transmission is unknown.

It is highly doubtful that the color of the vinyl film in no way changes the characteristics of the light flux. But then it turns out that the installation of such films outside the law?It is highly doubtful that the color of the vinyl film in no way changes the characteristics of the light flux. But then it turns out that the installation of such films outside the law?

Thus, we can only ask the masters of corporate bookings headlight document confirming that transparent vinyl or polyurethane film, is stuck on the headlight affect the light transmission valid way and is certified in Russia (and not in China which has not signed the Vienna Convention) for these purposes. Then make a copy and carry with you.

Legend five: the tinted lighting is nice and original

Beauty by definition is a subjective thing — what pleases one, may cause disgust of others. Therefore, it is pointless to argue. And what about the “originality” a cursory glance at the forums where are discussed topics of the tinted headlights. This kind of originality that the overwhelming majority of owners is estimated (in a gentle way) as nonsense.

To own a car that is not like the others, perhaps pleasantly. But at least someone checks at the same time, enough this thing shines at night? I doubt it.To own a car that is not like the others, perhaps pleasantly. But at least someone checks at the same time, enough this thing shines at night? I doubt it.

A car with a hand-tinted lighting might be fine and even looks cool during the day. But in the dark on such a ride is not cool — it is dangerous to others, and for the owner, because it is hard to see. Everyone who went by night on a distant track, well aware that in other situations is not enough all the power of regular lights — I want to add, and nothing. So why the power to reduce?

The thing seems to be obvious, and it is strange that not everyone understands this, including the employees of companies that offer a black tinted of all lamps in a circle — he himself then to drive on one road side by side with regular customers. Imagine what would happen if the path of the car with tinted optics will be the same individualist with tinted Windows. The chance to see each other on the road and safe to drive are almost there.

The British company Prestige Wrapping specializiruetsya creative revision was prestigious models. With the color scheme works accurately — the European Union refers to the area of action of the Vienna Convention.The British company Prestige Wrapping specializiruetsya creative revision was prestigious models. With the color scheme works accurately — the European Union refers to the area of action of the Vienna Convention.

Legend latest: DPS will inevitably punish you for tinted lighting

If it was, then it would not be no demand, no offer. And they are. Therefore, punishment is not sufficiently severe.

6 legends of the tinted lamps and lanterns

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6 legends of the tinted lamps and lanterns

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