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I have just been looking at Narva lights and was wondering what this ADR compliance means, lights only comply if they have 55W 12V globes. What exactly is ADR compliance, is it illegal to have a set of 100W spotties/driving lights? If so why can they be sold?
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Reply By: flappa - Wednesday, Feb 02, 2005 at 10:06

Wednesday, Feb 02, 2005 at 10:06
Fog lights have that ADR. No greater then 55w 12v globes.

Fog lights can be either Yellow or White.

Spot lights or driving lights are different.

From memory , Daytime Running Lights , have their own ADR (and why Ford intially had problems) , which I think is max of 25w (and certain reflector angles).
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Reply By: Rob! - Wednesday, Feb 02, 2005 at 10:41

Wednesday, Feb 02, 2005 at 10:41
I think that if they are greater then 55W they must be used like your high beam. ie they must turn off when you dip your lights. (all on the same "dipping device")

Headlight might be dealt with under each states regulation rather then by the ADR. The regulations are available for free on the web but the ADR costs $75 I think.

Here's the QLD Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Vehicle Standards and Safety) Regulation 1999

part 7 Lights and reflectors

65 Changing headlights from high-beam to low-beam
(1) A motor vehicle built after 1934 that can travel at over
60 km/h must be fitted with—
(a) a dipping device enabling the driver in the normal
driving position—
(i) to change the headlights from the high-beam
position to the low-beam position; or
(ii) simultaneously to switch off a high-beam headlight
and switch on a low-beam headlight; and
(b) for a motor vehicle built after June 1953, a device to
indicate to the driver that the headlights are in the
high-beam position.
(2) A headlight fitted to a motor vehicle that is not fitted with a
dipping device mentioned in subsection (1)(a) must operate in
the low-beam position.
(3) When a headlight fitted to a motor vehicle is switched to the
low-beam position, any other headlight on the vehicle must
operate only in the low-beam position or be off.

Hope that helps a little.
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Wednesday, Feb 02, 2005 at 12:21

Wednesday, Feb 02, 2005 at 12:21
according to my narva & hella catalouges, ADR 46/00 Covers headlights and driving lamps, so you might want to chase that one up.

From memory, as far as driving lights go it is about glare shielding .
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Reply By: Savvas - Wednesday, Feb 02, 2005 at 13:43

Wednesday, Feb 02, 2005 at 13:43
As Brad says, it's ADR 46/00 that applies to driving lights. However it only applies if you wish to use them as headlights.

If you look at the individual state regulations, you will find that the vehicle main headlights must comply with adr46/00. But auxiliary driving lights do not need to comply with adr46/00.

Vicroads for example state that a mandatory pair of lights must comply with ADR46, and upto 2 optional pairs of lights may be fitted and they need not comply with the ADR. Click here and check section 7.

So no it's not illegal to have 100W spotties. It's just that they cannot be used in place of your primary headlights.
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Reply By: Member - Brett H (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 02, 2005 at 22:54

Wednesday, Feb 02, 2005 at 22:54
Don't bother about it. It is not worth the effort.

Just buy them , fit them and used them when you need. When the corrugations shake the blasted things loose all the time so they never point where you want them, take them off and stick them in the garage.

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