Proposal from the Task Force on Substitutes and Retrofits (TF SR) to introduce a new light emitting diode (LED) replacement light source category H11.
92. WP.29 adopted the draft amendment for the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (R.E.5) under agenda item 4.15.1. and noted that it would enter into force on the same date with the entry into force of the amendment proposals to UN Regulations Nos. 37 and 128 under agenda items 4.6.1 and 4.6.4, respectively.
18. The expert from TF SR introduced an updated set of proposals for amendments to the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (R.E.5) and to UN Regulations Nos. 37 and 128 which introduce Light Emitting Diode (LED) replacement light sources (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2020/15/Rev.1 as amended by GRE-84-32, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2020/16/Rev.1 as amended by GRE-84-32, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2020/17 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/3). GRE also noted equivalence criteria (GRE-83-15), a study on introducing LED replacement light sources into UN Regulation No. 37 (GRE-84-02) and an equivalence report for the C5W light source category (GRE-84-03).
19. Several experts supported the proposed package and posed clarifying questions. The expert from France pointed out that, in case the package was adopted, the Type Approval Authorities and Technical Services would not be in a position to verify compliance of LED replacement light sources without vehicle compatibility listings. The expert of FIA urged the Contracting Parties to adopt the proposals and pointed out their benefits for the consumers, environment, economy, and traffic safety (GRE-84-35).
20. Subject to abstention of France, GRE adopted the above proposals and requested the secretariat to submit it for consideration and vote at the November 2021 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft Supplement 48 to the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 37, draft Supplement 11 to UN Regulation No. 128 and draft amendment 7 to the Consolidated Resolution on the common specification of light source categories (R.E.5). GRE also requested the secretariat to publish GRE-83-15 on the UNECE website as a reference document.