Retrofitted HID Users Could Be Fined Up To RM2,000 – Anthony Loke

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Retrofitted HID Users Could Be Fined Up To RM2,000 – Anthony Loke

Transport Minister Anthony Loke has reminded the public that owners of vehicles with retrofitted High Intensity Discharge (HID) could be fined up to RM2,000 or jailed for no more than 6 months.

He said that HID lights that do not meet regulated specifications are prohibited, except for those who replaced their entire headlight assembly that has been approved by authorized parties, such as SIRIM.

On his official Facebook page, he added that factory-fitted HID lights are allowed, as those HID lights comply with these United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) regulations, including:

  • UNECE R48: Installation of Light
  • UNECE R98: Gas-Discharge Headlamp
  • UNECE R99: Gas-Discharge Light Sources

Loke also said that these aftermarket HID lights pose a danger to other drivers as it can temporarily blind them.

Despite that, Loke did not mention if aftermarket LED lights fall under the same scrutiny as HID lights.




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