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Old 30-08-2006, 07:56 PM
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Default E marked headlight

any advice please.going to get a bates style headlight for my trike.
but does it have to be E marked to pass MOT.
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Old 30-08-2006, 08:11 PM
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My headlight has a universal halogen lens (from M&P or somewhere similar) and doesn't have an E mark.No probs come MOT time,but mebbe cos my bike's 27 years old......
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Old 30-08-2006, 08:13 PM
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I believe that they put it up to a light box and ensure the pattern meets the spec so I don't think so. The E numbers relate to countries - think we are E4 or 6 can't remember which. So if it tain't the right E number it is unlikely to pass as we drive on tother side t' rest of em.
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Old 30-08-2006, 08:23 PM
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theres no guarantee what the dip might be on an un marked light.

modern e-marked lights do not dip to the left or the right. they just drop the beam in a horizontal plane
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Old 31-08-2006, 08:31 AM
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As Draken says most headlamps these days have a universal dip pattern.

Those that are E/e marked and designed specifically for use on left hand rule of the road ( UK Ireland etc) will have an arrow below the E/e mark.

The number with the Emark does relate to countries (11 is UK) but it shows which country originally approved the lamp not where it can be used.

The lamp does not have to be approved for MoT but it will fail if the pattern has any form of step or kickup to the right.

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E Numbers thats why yer hyper
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