ALL ABOUT AFTERMARKET FOGLIGHTS, WHITE LIGHT, EXTRA LIGHTS; RULES AND REGULATIONS IN INDIA.
First, the answer is Yes. and the range of color is clearly mentioned in the automotive regulations.
If the source (or bulb) is what the OEM has given you is the only legal bulb. You cannot replace it with any other type of source.
If a car has an H4 bulb, they can only use an H4 bulb in it. You are not supposed to use LED or HID alternatives for that. It is illegal to use alternatives.
Audi cars come with LED or HID high beam or low beams that emit white light. In your bike will be a halogen lamp that emits a yellow light and it is illegal to replace that lamp with alternatives.
it is not the color that makes it illegal. You are only supposed to use the preferred (by OEM) sources only.
The new motorcycles have an LED headlamp and it is white in color.
If you want white color, you can go for the same bulb which has a blue coating that gives you a white effect.
This is as per car homologation. Every part used in the car undergoes homologation as per the legal requirement. There is a set of instructions for each part in India under AIS (Automotive Industry Standards) which is almost derived from UN ECE standards.
When we do the homologation, the bulb specified will be as per OEM. It is forbidden to use the non-homologated parts in the automotive. Thus, we cannot replace the headlamps with aftermarket headlamps, which is not homologated, on road. It is allowed to use it off-road.
As per law any light placed above 1.5 m or the intensity that blinds a person at 8 m are illegal, also, no vehicle should have more than 4 headlights.
so yes lights which are above 60 W are not legal, those white lights are one of the main reason for accidents at night, In foreign countries using High beams in city limit, is a serious offense and drivers are followed, stopped and fined immediately so the Audi doesn't have to worry about their DRLs as they will not blind anyone, and High beams no sane person will use them in the city. As far as India who cares, laws are meant to be broken, just go to any local dealer pay some extra money give a valid reason and they can fix a floodlight to your bike. By the way, those white blinkers(indicators) are also illegal.
AUX LIGHTS LEGAL?
According to RTO, fog lights are allowed on bikes if they are mounted below the headlight and total power consumption is less or equal to the headlight. Also, the user must remember, fog lights always have the yellow beam as they scatter less because of their high wavelength. This can increase visibility during the foggy conditions (advised to turn off the headlight). All other colored lights come under Aux lights and are not allowed.
LED STRIPS OR ANY TYPE OF LIGHTING INSTALLATION ON BIKE OR CAR IS LEGAL?
No as per rules you cannot install any type of light other than the given by the company original lights. Company use lights on our vehicle after testing and certification. If you change the vehicle company specifications then RTO or other authorities can take action against this. So, please try to avoid this kind of extra light and it is not safe on the road for the others.
WHAT IS DIFFERENCE IN COMPANY LED LIGHTS AND AFTERMARKET FOG LIGHTS AND HALOGEN OR XENON LIGHTS?
First, every manufacturer wants to add the latest technology to their products so now new upcoming vehicles coming with led lights.
and the difference between aftermarket light and company led lights is, Every company before launching their new vehicle it has passed many levels of test and certification process to verify and check vehicle specifications and design meeting the automotive regulations of our country.