The target of DVN’s latest technical report is to demystify and clarify the content of thousands of regulation pages about automotive front lighting including the latest chapters about new AFS and LED technologies.
The author presents in the first part how regulations are built and what are the organisations involved in developing and promulgating regulations.
For ECE: GTB, GRE, WP29
For US: SAE, FMVSS 108, CMVSS 108
In the second part, the main lighting-related ECE regulations are presented:
- R19 for fog lamps
- R37 for filament lamps (bulbs)
- R48 for installation and hookup of lighting and signalling devices
- R87 for daytime running lights
- R98 for HID headlamps
- R99 for HID light sources (bulbs)
- R112 for tungsten and tungsten-halogen headlamps
- R119 for cornering lamps
- R123 for AFS
In the third part, are presented the main North American (US and Canada) lighting regulations:
- FMVSS and CMVSS 108
- SAE J-documents
For each regulation, a link is provided to official text.
This report is interesting for all people involved in lighting. It distills copious and complicated regulations to less than 60 pages giving a full overview of the present lighting regulatory situation in the world’s major markets.
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