Minimum height for headlights

thexav

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2002 Clio 172
Does anyone know the UK laws relating to the height of headlights from the ground?

When building a Kit car there must be some stipulations regarding positioning of lights.
 

old-git

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Elan & Robin Hood
Motor vehicles with maximum speed exceeding 15mph require two matched headlamps positioned:
  • so that the highest part of the illuminated surface is not more than 1,200 millimetres from the ground;
  • so that the lowest part of the illuminated surface is not less than 500 millimetres from the ground;
  • on vehicles first used on or after 1 January 1972, so that the outer edges of the lamps are not more than 400 millimetres from the edge of the vehicle.
 
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