| || |
High Intensity Discharged (HID) headlamps are headlights that use the Xenon gas instead of filaments. The retrofitting of HID lights is prohibited except for changes made to the whole lighting system with the accreditation from the authority, such as from SIRIM.
Retrofitted HID that are too strong can disrupt other road users’ vision and risk their safety.
On 19th November 2007, the JPJ had updated its C&U to include the ruling on HID under Rule 96 (2)(i) which states that “when HID are installed, the installation, specification and wiring must adhere to the guidelines of UNECE 48, UNECE 98 and UNECE 99".
Action can be taken on owners of vehicles with retrofitted HID, under Rule 94 of the 1959 Motor Vehicle Rules (Construction and Use) whereby; “the condition of any vehicles that are used on the road, and all the parts and accessories, must not cause or pose danger at all times to those who are in vehicles or on the road”. The violation of this rule is punishable by a fine of up to RM2000 or prison for up to 6 months under Section 119 (1) APJ 1987.
Pemeriksaan terhadap kenderaan yang mengubahsuai/memasang lampu HID secara aksesori (retrofit) dengan mengeluarkan notis larangan Penggunaan Kenderaan (PG1) di bawah Seksyen 59 APJ 1987 bagi kes-kes yang dikesan sehingga akhir bulan November 2008.
Fines have been issued to those violating this rule, beginning December 2008.
Owners/drivers will be given ten (10) days to restore to headlights that follow the prescribed specifications.