The New Zealand lighting rules state that all certified legal lamps (headlamps or tail lamps) must be fitted with an approved light source to remain legal, if the light source is replaced.
Most HELLA bulbs will be marked with an ‘E mark’ to show compliance. Some bulbs, to suit older vehicles or imports not originally destined for our market, may have different standards such as JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard). HELLA shows compliant bulbs under the category column in the bulb section
LED Replacement Bulbs
LED replacement bulbs are generally illegal for use in marker, signal and headlights as they do not come with a compliance marking.
To avoid failing a Warrant/Certificate of Fitness inspection, all lighting equipment must comply with the law and meet approved standards.