Modifications to the draft Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2015/28)
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Proposal from the Informal Working for a new Resolution on light sources to simplify the content and amendment process for the light-source regulations UN R37, 99 and 128. The data sheets for light sources are moved from Annexes 1 of these Regulations to the draft Resolution. In addition, the draft phases out some filament light source categories (per the earlier document GRE/2015/29), add new LED categories LW3, LY3, LR5, LW5, and LY5 (per document GRE/2015/30), and aligns drawings of category LR4 with drawings of these new categories. These latter items were all approved during the 74th GRE session.

Reference Number: GRE-75-02
Date: 4 April 2016
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
GRE/2015/28 | Proposal for a draft Resolution on the common specification of light source categories
GRE/2015/30 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the original version of Regulation No. 128
WP.29/2016/111 | Proposal for a draft Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (R.E.5)
Discussion(s):
Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 75 | 5-8 Apr 2016

7. On behalf of the Informal Working Group “Simplification of the Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulations” (IWG SLR), the expert from IEC introduced a revised proposal for the draft Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/5 and Corr.1, GRE-75-02, GRE-75-03 and GRE-75-04), together with proposals for simplifying Regulations Nos. 37, 99 and 128 by moving light sources data sheets from Annex 1 to these Regulations to the Resolution (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/2, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/3 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/4). The experts from Germany, France, Italy, UK, CLEPA, GTB and OICA commented on the proposals, in particular on phasing out of light source categories and on the legal form of amendments to Regulations Nos. 37, 99 and 128 (supplements or new series of amendments).

8. GRE adopted the draft Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/5 and Corr.1), as amended by Annex II, and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 for consideration at its November 2016 session. GRE also adopted proposals for amendments to Regulations Nos. 37, 99 and 128 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/2, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/3 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2016/4) not amended and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement (AC.1) for consideration and vote at their November 2016 sessions as, respectively, draft Supplement 45 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 37, draft Supplement 12 to the original version of Regulation No. 99 and draft Supplement 6 to the original version of Regulation No. 128. The expert of Germany reserved his position on the adopted proposals.