UN Regulation No. 6: Direction Indicators

Uniform provisions concerning the approval of direction indicators for power-driven vehicles and their trailers

Related groups: GRE
UN R6 | Revision 5 (2011)
18 Oct 2011 2011-10-21 08:00:10 UTC 5 01 series of amendments | Supplement 16 01 series of amendments | Supplement 17 01 series of amendments | Supplement 16 | Corrigendum 1 01 series of amendments | Supplement 18 01 series of amendments | Supplement 18 | Corrigendum 1 01 series of amendments | Supplement 18 | Corrigendum 2 01 series of amendments | Supplement 19 01 series of amendments | Supplement 20 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2010/7

Proposal to complete the requirements regarding the use of cap–holder systems in the case of light source modules in a lamp.

01 series of amendments | Supplement 16 | Corrigendum 2 01 series of amendments | Supplement 18 | Corrigendum 3 01 series of amendments | Supplement 21 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2010/93

Proposal to delete Annex 5. The deletion of chromaticity requirements in the form of coordinates makes Annex 5 superfluous. This proposal would delete Annex 5 and insert its content into paragraph 8 while renumbering the remaining annexes.

UN R6 | Revision 5 | Amendment 1 (2012)
15 Aug 2012 2013-01-26 12:43:12 UTC 5 1 01 series of amendments | Supplement 22 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2011/128

Pursuant to the decision to delete the phrase "last column of the table” from paragraph 6.1.6. in Regulation No. 7 following changes to the structure of this table, this proposal would delete the same phrase from paragraph 6.1.2. in Regulation No.6. Originally submitted as Corrigendum 1 to Supplement 19 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6, this proposal was adopted by the Forum as Supplement 22.

UN R6 | Revision 5 | Amendment 2 (2013)
6 Aug 2013 2013-12-12 16:49:30 UTC 5 2 01 series of amendments | Supplement 23 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2012/64

Text adopted by the Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE) to introduce into the Regulation provisions for the use of light-emitting diode (LED) light sources.

UN R6 | Revision 5 | Amendment 3 (2013)
27 Nov 2013 2013-12-12 16:47:30 UTC 5 3 01 series of amendments | Supplement 24 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2013/14

Proposal to amend the geometric visibility provisions.

UN R6 | Revision 5 | Corrigendum 1 (2013)
13 Feb 2013 2013-02-19 14:48:23 UTC 5 1 Corrigendum 1 to Revision 5
UN R6 | Revision 6 (2014)
29 Oct 2014 2014-10-30 19:22:02 UTC 6 01 series of amendments | Supplement 23 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2012/64

Text adopted by the Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signalling (GRE) to introduce into the Regulation provisions for the use of light-emitting diode (LED) light sources.

01 series of amendments | Supplement 22 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2011/128

Pursuant to the decision to delete the phrase "last column of the table” from paragraph 6.1.6. in Regulation No. 7 following changes to the structure of this table, this proposal would delete the same phrase from paragraph 6.1.2. in Regulation No.6. Originally submitted as Corrigendum 1 to Supplement 19 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6, this proposal was adopted by the Forum as Supplement 22.

01 series of amendments | Supplement 24 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2013/14

Proposal to amend the geometric visibility provisions.

Corrigendum 1 to Revision 5 01 series of amendments | Supplement 25 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2014/14

Proposal to introduce “interdependent lamps” into Regulation No. 6, taking into account the function of direction indicators as hazard warning signals, and to introduce provisions for direction indicator lamps with variable apparent surfaces.

UN R6 | Revision 6 | Amendment 1 (2015)
22 Jun 2015 2015-11-07 13:58:20 UTC 6 1 01 series of amendments | Supplement 26 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2014/55

Paragraph 6.2.2 of UN R6 specifies modes for triggering a failure tell-tale. This proposal would remove a specific reference to filament lamps so that the failure modes apply equally to both filament lamps and LED light sources.

UN R6 | Revision 6 | Amendment 2 (2017)
5 Dec 2017 2017-12-13 15:42:05 UTC 6 2 01 series of amendments | Supplement 27 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2017/21

Proposal to

  1. insert provisions for the use of incandescent light sources in the case of light source modules and lamps with non-replaceable light sources,
  2. update the Conformity of Production requirements (CoP),
  3. reference the compliance requirements for installation contained in Regulations Nos. 48, 53, 72 and 86, as warranted,
  4. clarify the definition of “type”, with regard to manufacturer, trade names and marks,
  5. introduce editorial improvements to the requirements for markings,
  6. correct an oversight in Supplement 24 to the 01 series of amendments and align the treatment of categories 1, 1a and 1b with other categories and devices.
  7. align the text in the header row of the table in paragraph 6.1 (light emitted by the lamps) with the definitions used in Regulation No. 48 for the installation of “single lamps”, “lamps marked D” and “interdependent lamps”, and
  8. removes the requirement to indicate the rated wattage in the marking of lamps equipped with electronic light source control gear and/or non-replaceable light sources and/or light source module(s).
This supplement consolidates UN R6 prior to its being “frozen” and superseded by the new regulation on light-signalling devices prepared under the Simplification of Lighting Regulations program.

UN R6 | Revision 6 | Amendment 3 (2018)
26 Mar 2018 2018-04-30 07:01:45 UTC 6 3 01 series of amendments | Supplement 28 Based upon the adopted proposals: WP.29/2017/74

Proposal to clarify the requirements for light sources in the lighting and light-signalling Regulations (including UN R6) listed in Annex 4 to Regulation No. 0 on the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA). The document title has been corrected to read “Supplement 28”.

WP.29/2017/73

Proposal to clarify the provisions for sequential activation of direction indicator lighting, especially concerning the interpretation of the phrase “one continuous line”. The proposal, developed by a special task force, clarifies the type definition and reduces the need for dividing sequential direction indicators into different types. This proposal revises the text to be more technology-neutral, removing specifications on how light sources are activated to focus on the visual performance as sequential lighting. The amendment of sub-paragraph 5.6.(c) of UN R6 clarifies what kind of vertical movement is not allowed in the sequential direction indicators, proposing a new new term “vertical oscillations” instead of the current wording “repeating alternation in the vertical direction”. The meaning is that not more than one change of direction upwards or downwards along the vertical axis is possible. The “continuous signal” is also defined in sub-paragraph 5.6.© of Regulation No. 6. The allowed distance between adjacent or tangential distinct parts is limited 50mm (which differs in this case from UN R48 specifications). Transitional provisions have been included.

UN R6 | Revision 6 | Amendment 4 (2018)
2 Nov 2018 2019-03-21 16:07:27 UTC 6 4 01 series of amendments | Supplement 29 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2018/28

Proposal to reinsert text in paragraph 1.3 concerning differentiation of types according to trade name or mark that was inadvertently omitted from Supplements 27 and 28 to the 01 series of amendments.

UN R6 | Revision 6 | Amendment 5 (2019)
6 Nov 2019 2019-12-30 10:22:45 UTC 6 5 02 series of amendments Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2018/93/Rev.1

Proposal from GRE to introduce transitional provisions for the phasing out of UN R6 in conjunction with the introduction of the new UN Regulation on Light-Signalling Devices (LSD).

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