UN ECE adopts regulation for automotive LED lights

  • 11-Feb-2013 03:03 EST

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) on Jan. 8, 2013, published a new regulation on LED light sources, according to InterRegs, an online resource for global vehicle safety and emissions regulations. UN ECE Regulation No. 128 specifies both dimensional and performance requirements for replaceable LED light sources in the same way that Regulation 37 and 99 specify such requirements for filament bulbs and gas-discharge light sources, respectively. Currently, the regulation includes specifications for only one category of replaceable LED light source: a dual-function red LED light source referred to as category LR1. Other categories of LED light source will be added in due course. The regulation applies to all categories of motor vehicles and trailers. It is up to the ECE contracting parties (countries that have signed the 1958 Agreement on uniform technical prescriptions for wheeled vehicles) to amend their national or regional legislation to require compliance with the new regulation from whatever date they choose.

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