GRE
Session 82 | Geneva | 22-25 Oct 2019
Agenda Item 5. UN Regulations Nos. 37 (Filament lamps), 99 (Gas discharge light sources), 128 (Light emitting diodes light sources) and the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories

GRE will consider a proposal prepared by the expert from the International Automotive Lighting and Light Signalling Expert Group (GTB) that amends light source categories L1A/6 and L1B/6 in the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (R.E.5), together with an associated amendment to UN Regulation No. 128.

GRE may expect a progress report on the Task Force on Substitutes and Retrofits (TF SR) and will consider their proposals which introduce requirements for light emitting diode (LED) substitute light sources into the new UN Regulation No. [149] on Road Illumination Devices (RID).

GRE is also invited to address a proposal by TF SR that introduces a new LED substitute light source category H11/LED in R.E.5.

Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 80 | 23-26 Oct 2018

11. The Secretary of IWG SLR introduced the first proposals for amendments to the original versions of the LSD, RID and RRD UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/36, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/37 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/38). GRE adopted these proposals and noted that some of these amendments were essentially corrections of errors in the original SLR package while others were improvements. GRE stressed the need to rectify the discovered errors, such as the correction of Table 9 in the RID UN Regulation (as proposed in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/37) and the correction of Annex 7 of the RRD UN Regulation (as proposed in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/38) and requested the secretariat to submit these corrections to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2018 sessions as corrigenda to the original SLR package. The “improvement” amendments would be submitted to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their June 2019 sessions, as explained in para. 8 above.

12. The experts from IWG SLR and IMMA proposed to amend the inboard visibility angle for rear position lamps in pairs in the new LSD UN Regulation (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/33 and GRE-80-32). GRE adopted the proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their June 2018 sessions as draft Supplement 1 to the original LSD UN Regulation. GRE also recalled that this modification should be submitted together with the corresponding proposal to amend UN Regulation No. 53 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/28), which had been agreed upon at the previous session, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their June 2019 sessions as draft Supplement 4 to the 02 series and draft Supplement 22 to the 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53.

20. GRE also considered a parallel proposal by TF SR which introduced requirements for the use of LED substitute light sources in the new LSD UN Regulation (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/42). GRE adopted the proposal, as amended by Annex III, and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their June 2019 sessions.

28. On behalf of the Special Interest Group for DRL of L-category vehicles, the expert from Japan presented a revised proposal that introduced a new requirement for automatic switching from DRL to the headlamp for L3 category in UN Regulation No. 53 as well as a corresponding amendment to the new LSD UN Regulation (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2018/50). The expert from India proposed to delete references to “passing beam” (GRE-80-25). The experts of Germany, Netherlands, UK and EC were not in favour of deleting “passing beam” and supported the original proposal. GRE adopted the proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their June 2019 sessions as draft 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53 and draft Supplement 1 to the original LSD UN Regulation, subject to the following amendments:

Paragraphs 5.11.1.1., 5.11.1.2. and Annex 7 (twice), replace “headlamp [(passing beam)]” with “passing beam”.

Paragraphs 11.8. and 11.10., remove square brackets around 2023.

Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 82 | 22-25 Oct 2019

20. The expert from GTB proposed amendments to light source categories L1A/6 and L1B/6 in the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (R.E.5), together with an associated amendment to UN Regulation No. 128 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2019/15, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2019/16). GRE adopted both proposals and requested the secretariat to submit them, as appropriate, to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2020 sessions as draft amendment 5 to R.E.5. and Supplement 10 to the original version of UN Regulation No. 128.

25. GRE addressed a proposal by the expert of TF SR that introduced a new LED substitute light source category H11/LED in R.E.5 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2019/21, GRE-82-03 and GRE-82-12). The experts from France and the United Kingdom expressed concerns about the thermal behaviour of this category. The expert from IEC provided additional explanations (GRE-82-45). Nevertheless, GRE requested TF SR to address the raised issues at its next session on 10 December 2019 and invited all concerned experts to take part in the meeting.

Documentation
GRE-82-03 | Substitute light source equivalence guide
GRE-82-12 | H11 substitute interlock solution: Fit & function/Fit & non-function by the “Electrical key-system” (IEC)
GRE-82-17/Rev.2 | Status report of the Task Force on Substitutes/Retrofits
GRE/2019/15 | UN R128: Proposal for Supplement [10] (GTB)
GRE/2019/16 | RE5: Proposal for amendment [1] to version [2] (GTB)
GRE/2019/19 | UN R149: Proposal for Supplement [1]
GRE/2019/21 | RE5: Proposal for amendment
WP.29/2019/81 | UN R148: Supplement 1