LSD: Proposal to introduce requirements for the use of LED substitute light sources
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Proposal to introduce the following changes into the draft new Regulation on light-signalling devices:

  1. Use of LED substitute light source(s) is allowed and does not constitute a change of the lamp type. However, lamp performances shall be tested during type approval also with the LED substitute light source. Approval of the lamp using filament light source(s) is a prerequisite for approval of the lamp using LED substitute light source(s).
  2. Testing with LED substitute light sources is exempted from conformity of production control.
  3. The technical description shall include notice that the lamp also has to be approved with the LED substitute light source(s) according to UN R128 if the applicant has so determined.
  4. The approval marking or the Unique Identifier as well as the category or categories of LED substitute light source(s) prescribed, if any, shall be visible.
  5. The indication of both the holder of the filament light source and of its LED counterpart light source, if any, shall be explicitly provided.

Reference Number: GRE/2018/42
Date: 9 August 2018
Proposal Status: Formal GR review
Related Documents:
GRE-77-15 | Proposal to introduce requirements for the use of LED substitute light sources in the new Regulation for “Light-signalling devices”
GRE-80-33 | LSD: LED replacement light sources
GRE/2017/14 | Proposal to introduce requirements for the use of light-emitting diode substitute light sources in the new Regulation on Light-Signalling Devices
GRE/2018/2 | LSD: Proposal for a new Regulation on uniform provisions concerning the approval of light-signalling devices (lamps)
TFSR-04-03/Rev.1 | LSD: Proposal to introduce requirements for the use of LED substitute light sources in the new Regulation on Light-Signalling Devices
WP.29/2019/81 | UN R148: Supplement 1
Discussion(s):
Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 80 | 23-26 Oct 2018

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.