Usage of neon underglow lighting is governed by Alaska Admin Code, Title 13: Public Safety, Chapter 4: Motor Vehicle and Driving Offenses – Vehicle Equipment and Inspection.
Is neon underglow legal in Alaska?
Alaska law does not restrict additional aftermarket vehicle lighting which would include neon underglow. Therefore it’s our conclusion that in Alaska neon underglow is not illegal, as long as you follow these restrictions:
- No blue color is permitted
- No red lights may be visible from the front of the vehicle
- Flashing lights are not allowed
- License plate illumination must be white
- Only permitted underglow colors are white on front, amber on sides, and red on rear of the car
We also highly recommend avoiding any combination of red and white colors on any aftermarket lights including underbody glow, as these colors are used on emergency vehicles.
There are no relevant AK laws which specifically restrict or prohibit installing car underglow, meaning we consider it legal to use it while driving.
Alaska vehicle lighting laws
Below are all relevant excerpts from Alaska Vehicle Code that limit, restrict or allow certain aftermarket lights to be installed on vehicles.
13 AAC 04.090. Authorized emergency vehicles
[...] An authorized emergency vehicle may display rotating beams of red light or of red and white light [...]
13 AAC 04.100. Flashing blue lights on vehicles
[...] (h) Lights displaying blue color may not be used upon vehicles [...]
13 AAC 04.145. Restrictions on lighting equipment
(b) Except as provided in secs. 37, 40, and 90 – 100 of this chapter, no person may drive or move a vehicle upon a highway displaying (1) a red light visible from directly in front of the center of the vehicle; (2) a flashing or rotating light; or (3) an alternately flashing light. [...]
(e) A lighting device or reflector mounted on the rear of a vehicle must display or reflect a red color, except the stop light or other signal device which may be red or yellow, and the light illuminating the registration plate and the light emitted by backup lights must be white. No backup light may be turned on when the vehicle is in forward motion.
(f) No person may operate a motor vehicle on a roadway with any color of light illuminated other than colors specified in this chapter.
Section 145 above states that no colors other than whose specified by Vehicle Equipment chapter are permitted.
State of Alaska Info
Alaska is a state in the United States, situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, with the international boundary with Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia further west across the Bering Strait. Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area, the 4th least populous and the least densely populated of the 50 United States. Approximately half of Alaska's 731,449 residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska's economy is dominated by the oil, natural gas, and fishing industries; it has these resources in abundance.
Area: 663,268 sq mi (1,717,854 km2)
Cities in Alaska: Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, Homer, Sitka, Nome, Ketchikan, Barrow, Wasilla, North Pole, Kodiak, Seward, Kenai, Valdez, Unalaska, Soldotna, Palmer, Tanana, Bethel, Girdwood, Kotzebue, Whittier, Gustavus, Adak, Cordova, Eagle River, Petersburg, Wrangell, Eagle, The City and Borough of Yakutat, Dillingham, Cold Bay, Kake, Galena, Deadhorse, Unalakleet, Eska, Noorvik, Bettles, Platinum, Chugiak, Delta Junction, Diomede, Eek, Nenana, Kivalina, Wales, Alyeska, Shishmaref, Pelican
Counties in Alaska: Aleutians East Borough, Municipality of Anchorage, Bristol Bay Borough, Denali Borough, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Haines Borough, City and Borough of Juneau, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Kodiak Island Borough, Lake and Peninsula Borough, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, North Slope Borough, Northwest Arctic Borough, Petersburg Borough, City and Borough of Sitka, Municipality of Skagway, City and Borough of Wrangell, City and Borough of Yakutat
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