GRE
Session 76 | Geneva | 25-28 Oct 2016
Agenda Item 4. Simplification of lighting and light-signalling Regulations
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19. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/17, proposing requirements on the use of non-replaceable filament lamps in light sources modules and signalling lamps and referencing to paragraph 2.11 of the IEC 60809, Edition 3 standard. The Chair noted that this standard was not final. He recalled GRE-68-06 reproducing the relevant part of the draft standard. The expert from IEC confirmed that the IEC standard was now final and the proposed text was in compliance with the final text of the standard. The Chair reminded experts of their responsibility to ensure proper use of standards covered by copyrights in their proposals. GRE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/17 (not amended) and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 session as draft:

(a) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 4;
(b) Supplement 25 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6;
(c) Supplement 23 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7;
(d) Supplement 20 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 23;
(e) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 38;
(f) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 50;
(g) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 77;
(h) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 87;
(i) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 91;
(j) Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 119.

20. The expert from Germany introduced the documents listed above, proposing simplifications of Conformity of Production (COP) requirements for these Regulations. The expert from the Netherlands expressed concerns that these proposals might introduce excessive tolerances by deleting the statistical confidence of 95 per cent requirement. The expert from Germany introduced GRE-69-33, GRE-69-34 and GRE-69-35 respectively amending ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/23, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/24 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/31, as reproduced in Annex V. GRE adopted these three proposals as amended by Annex V to the report as well as the remaining proposals (not amended), and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft (see para. 19 item (a) to (j)):

(a) Supplement 15 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 3,
(b) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 4,
(c) Supplement 25 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6,
(d) Supplement 23 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7,
(e) Supplement 6 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 19,
(f) Supplement 20 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 23,
(g) Supplement 27 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 38,
(h) Supplement 9 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 65,
(i) Supplement 6 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 69,
(j) Supplement 9 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 70,
(k) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 77,
(l) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 87,
(m) Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 91,
(n) Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 98,
(o) Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 113,
(p) Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 119,
(q) Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112.

21. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/19 deleting remaining provisions regarding distributed lighting systems (DLS) to avoid potential misinterpretations of the provisions. France and Italy expressed their objections to this proposal. The expert from Austria introduced GRE-69-32-Rev. 1 amending the proposal from Germany. GRE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/19 as amended by Annex VI to the report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft (see paras. 6, 7, 9, 11, 15 and 16):

(a) Supplement 6 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 19,
(b) Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48,
(c) Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 98.

24. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/10, updating the heat resistance test requirements. GRE adopted this proposal (not amended) and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2013 sessions as draft (see paras. 20 and 21):

(a) Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 98,
(b) Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112,
(c) Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 123.

Please see the meeting report for paragraphs 47-53.

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21. The expert from Italy introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/55 as amended by GRE-70-12 on the compliance obligation of lighting components with installation requirements. The proposal received some comments (GRE-70-21). GRE agreed to finalize this subject at its next session on the basis of a revised document, which the expert from Italy volunteered to prepare.

22. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/45 as amended by GRE-70-02 clarifying the “type” definition with regard to manufacturer, trade name and marks. GRE adopted this proposal as reproduced in Annex III to the report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2014 sessions, as part of upcoming amendments to the corresponding UN Regulations, awaiting the adoption of the revised version of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/55.

35. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/58, amending the Conformity of Production requirements. GRE adopted this proposal. GRE requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2014 sessions as part of the draft 04 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 27.

37. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/59, amending the Conformity of Production requirements. GRE adopted this proposal. GRE requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2014 sessions as part of Supplement 9 to UN Regulation No. 65.

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13. The expert from GTB informed GRE about activities of the GTB Working Group Light Sources and its plans to extend Regulation No. 128 to light sources for forward lighting applications covered by Regulations Nos. 19, 98, 112, 113 and 123 (GRE-75-14). Proposals for amendments to Regulation No. 128 would include performance-based requirements for visibility and glare as well as introduce thermal grades for light emitting diodes (LED) light sources which could be subject to heat from a combustion engine. Forward lighting Regulations Nos. 19, 98, 112, 113 and 123 would need to be amended to accept LEDs of Regulation No. 128 and their thermal grades. GRE took note that amendment proposals would be submitted to the next session. A number of experts posed questions on the thermal grade concept proposed by GTB and were of the view that a detailed clarification should be included in the justification part of future documents.

28. The expert from GTB withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/13 with proposals for amendments to Regulations Nos. 6, 23, 38, 77, 91 and 119. GRE noted that this document also contained an additional proposal of the secretariat to correct a mistake that had been introduced by Supplement 22 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7. GRE adopted a correction, as laid down in Annex III of the GRE-75 session report, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their November 2016 sessions.

33. The expert from GTB withdrew their proposal to update the provisions on failure of light sources when a tell-tale indicating failure is installed (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/13).

40. The expert from GTB withdrew their proposal to update the provisions on failure of light sources when a tell-tale indicating failure is installed (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/13).

44. The expert from GTB withdrew their proposal to update the provisions on failure of light sources when a tell-tale indicating failure is installed (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/13).

49. The expert from GTB withdrew their proposal to update the provisions on failure of light sources when a tell-tale indicating failure is installed (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/13).

59. GRE noted that the status reports of the GTB Working Groups were presented under agenda item 4 (paras. 13 and 14 above).

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14. The expert of GTB proposed to update the requirements on light source failure in lamps equipped with multiple light sources in Regulations Nos. 7, 23, 38, 48, 77, 91 and 119 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/31, GRE-76-07 and GRE-76-22-Rev.1). The proposal received comments from the experts of Italy, UK and OICA. GRE agreed to take out the amendment proposal to Regulation No. 48 and to consider it separately at the next GRE session. GRE adopted the remaining proposals, as amended by Annex II to the report, and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2017 sessions as part of the consolidated amendment proposals (see para. 10 above).

16. The expert from GTB proposed to introduce into Regulations Nos. 19, 98, 112, 113 and 123 provisions for standardized replaceable light emitting diode (LED) light sources approved according to Regulation No. 128 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/34). He also outlined the upcoming amendment proposals to Regulation No. 128, including the introduction of ‘thermal grade’ as a new characteristic of LED light sources (GRE-76-13). The experts from France, Germany, Italy and UK indicated the far-reaching character and scale of the proposed amendments, and the need to study them in detail. They also expressed a preference for considering the proposed amendments simultaneously with proposals for amendments to Regulation No. 128. Some experts pointed out that the thermal behaviour of LEDs could depend on their installation and the temperature in the engine compartment, and were of the view that the provisions of Regulations Nos. 48 and 85 should be taken into account as well. GRE invited experts to consider these issues before the next session.

Documentation
GRE/75 | Report of the GRE on its 75th session
GRE-75-06 | Status of pending GRE proposals with regard to the simplification of lighting regulations
GRE-76-07 | Correction to document GRE/2016/31 (GTB)
GRE-76-11 | Exchange of communications between the secretariat and OLA
GRE-76-13 | Upcoming changes to Regulation No. 128 related to LED Light Sources for Forward Lighting Applications (GTB)
GRE-76-22/Rev.1 | Revision of document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/31 (GTB)
GRE-76-23 | Simplification of Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulations: status update and next steps
GRE-76-24/Rev.1 | Simplification of Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulations: application of the Unique Identifier (UI) (GTB)
GRE/2013/55/Rev.1 | Proposal for collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91, 98, 104, 112, 113, 119 and 123 (Italy)
GRE/2014/3 | Proposal for Collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 45, 50, 65, 77, 87, 91, 98, 104, 112, 113, 119 and 123 (GTB)
GRE/2015/7 | Proposal for Supplement 27 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6 (GTB)
GRE/2015/16 | Proposal for Supplement 7 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 (GTB)
GRE/2015/23 | Proposal for a corrigendum to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 (France)
GRE/2016/11 | Proposal for Supplement 26 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6 and Supplement 24 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7 (GTB)
GRE/2016/14 | Proposal for a collective amendment to Regulations Nos. 19, 45, 98, 112, 113 and 123 (GTB)
GRE/2016/25 | Proposal for a collective amendment to Regulations Nos. 98, 112 and 123 (GTB)
GRE/2016/30 | Proposal for a collective amendment to Regulations Nos. 4, 6, 7, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91 and 119 (GTB)
GRE/2016/31 | Proposal for a collective amendment to Regulations Nos. 7, 23, 38, 48, 77, 91 and 119 (GTB)
GRE/2016/32 | Proposal for a collective amendment to Regulations Nos. 19, 98, 112, 113 and 123 (GTB)
GRE/2016/34 | Proposal for a collective amendment to Regulations Nos. 19, 98, 112, 113 and 123 (GTB)
WP.29/2013/68 | Proposal for Supplement 15 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation 3
WP.29/2013/69 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 4
WP.29/2013/71 | Proposal for Supplement 25 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6
WP.29/2013/72 | Proposal for Supplement 23 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7
WP.29/2013/75 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 19
WP.29/2013/76 | Proposal for Supplement 20 to Regulation No. 23
WP.29/2013/79 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 38
WP.29/2013/83 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 50
WP.29/2013/85 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 69
WP.29/2013/86 | Proposal for Supplement 9 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 70
WP.29/2013/87 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 77
WP.29/2013/88 | Proposal for Supplement 18 to Regulation No. 87
WP.29/2013/89 | Proposal for Supplement 16 to Regulation No. 91
WP.29/2013/90 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 98
WP.29/2013/92 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112
WP.29/2013/93 | Proposal for Supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 113
WP.29/2013/94 | Proposal for Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 119
WP.29/2014/31 | Proposal for the new 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 27
WP.29/2014/32 | Proposal for Supplement 9 to Regulation No. 65