You mentioned the local constabulary approving this setup...I assume this was non-official, and passed due to the dimmer?
I'm debating using one of your 44s with a dimmer as a main light, but the whole DOT thing has me a little worried. I don't want to get hassled for illegal lights.
As long as you're not blinding other drivers, they probably won't care, right?
We had part of a Slinky. But I straightened it.