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UN R149: Proposal for Supplement 2
Document WP.29/2019/125
27 August 2019

Proposal from the Simplification of Lighting Regulations informal group to delete the luminous intensities minimum requirements for the measuring point 50L (which are not in UN R112 and therefore should not be in UN R149) from Table 8 and to correct a typo in the angular position for S100RR in Table 13. Given its urgency, the proposal has been submitted in parallel for GRE consideration (GRE-82-02).

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4. (c) | UN Regulation No. 149 (Road illumination devices)

12. The expert from IWG SLR introduced a proposal for a new series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 149 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/14, GRE-85-04 and GRE-85-14). The expert from IEC proposed updating the references to standard IEC 60809 (GRE-85-09). GRE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/14, as amended by GRE-85-09 and GRE-85-14, and requested the secretariat to submit it for consideration and vote at the June 2022 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 149.

13. For reasons mentioned at the previous session (GRE-84-28), the expert from Poland was not in a position to support the IWG SLR proposal. GRE also recalled the alternative transitional provision in GRE-85-30 and requested IWG SLR to consider it and to report back to GRE at its next session in April 2022 (see paragraph 10 above).

14. The expert from Germany wondered if it would be acceptable to drive, for a limited time, with one headlamp (passing beam) of the matched pair, as defined in paragraph 4.18. of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/14. He recalled that, under the current requirements for periodical technical inspections in the European Union (e.g. paragraph. 4.1.1 (a) of directive 2014/45/EU), a non-working headlamp was a minor defect which would not impede passing the inspection. He added that footnote (a) to paragraph 5.2.2. in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/14 might lead to an expectation that, in the worst-case scenario with one remaining headlamp of the matched pair, only 50 per cent of luminous intensity would be reached in some elements instead of 100 per cent for one headlamp. According to the expert, this could affect the assessment of roadside inspections and periodical technical inspections. GRE requested IWG SLR to address the question raised by the expert from Germany.

4. (e) | Simplification of UN Regulations Nos. 48, 53, 74 and 86

27. GRE stressed that the adopted amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 48, 53, 74, 86, 148, 149 and 150, as reflected in paragraphs 9, 12, 15, 17, 20, 23–26, 31 and 33, should be submitted as a package to the June 2022 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1. GRE agreed to review these proposals at its next session in April 2022.

4. | Simplification of lighting and light-signalling UN Regulations

8. GRE was informed that the three new simplified UN Regulations Nos. [148] on Light-Signalling Devices (LSD), [149] on Road Illumination Devices (RID) and [150] on Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD) were expected to enter into force on 15 November 2019. GRE noted that IWG SLR had identified errors inadvertently introduced in the text of the new UN Regulation No. [149] and that a correction had been submitted to the WP.29 session in November 2019 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/125, GRE-82-02). GRE supported the correction.

4.12. | Consideration of proposals for new UN Regulations submitted by the Working Parties subsidiary to the World Forum

113. The World Forum considered the proposals for new UN Regulations on uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles on Blind Spot Information Systems for the Detection of Bicycles, on Light Signalling Devices (LSD), on Road Illumination Devices (RID) and on Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD) under items 4.12.1 to 4.12.4. The World Forum considered the proposals and recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.

4.12.3. | Proposal for a new UN Regulation on Road Illumination Devices (RID)
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