Regulation No. 87-00

Name:Regulation No. 87-00
Description:Daytime Running Lamps.
Official Title:Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of: Daytime Running Lamps for Power-driven Vehicles.
Country:ECE - United Nations
Date of Issue:1993-03-30
Amendment Level:00 Series, Supplement 17
Number of Pages:30
Vehicle Types:Agricultural Tractor, Bus, Car, Component, Heavy Truck, Light Truck, Motorcycle
Subject Categories:Lighting and Light Signalling Equipment
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E/ECE/324
) Rev.1/Add.86/Rev.3/Amend.1
E/ECE/TRANS/505 )
November 27, 2013
STATUS OF UNITED NATIONS REGULATION
ECE 87-00
UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF:
DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS FOR POWER DRIVEN VEHICLES
Incorporating:
00 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 01.11.90
Corr. 1 to the 00 series of amendments
Dated: 01.07.92
Supplement 1 to the 00 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 15.02.96
Supplement 2 to the 00 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 18.01.98
Supplement 3 to the 00 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 29.12.00
Supplement 4 to the 00 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 12.08.02
Supplement 5 to the 00 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 16.07.03
Supplement 6 to the 00 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 27.02.04
Corr. 1 to Supplement 6 to the 00 series of amendments
Dated: 04.03.04
Supplement 7 to the 00 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 04.07.06
Supplement 8 to the 00 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 10.10.06
Supplement 9 to the 00 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 02.02.07
Supplement 10 to the 00 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 18.06.07
Supplement 11 to the 00 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 03.02.08
Supplement 12 to the 00 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 11.07.08
Corr. 1 to Revision 2 to the 00 series of amendments (French only)
Dated: 20.03.10
Corr. 2 to Revision 2 to the 00 series of amendments
Dated: 28.04.11
Supplement 13 to the 00 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 15.10.08
Supplement 14 to the 00 series of amendments (including erratum)
Date of Entry into Force: 24.10.09
Supplement 15 to the 00 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 09.12.10
Supplement 16 to the 00 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 15.07.13
Supplement 17 to the 00 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 03.11.13

REGULATION NO. 87-00
UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS FOR
POWER DRIVEN VEHICLES
CONTENTS
REGULATION
1. Scope
2. Definitions
3. Application for Approval
4. Markings
5. Approval
6. General Specifications
7. Intensity of Light
8. Apparent Surface
9. Colour of Light
10. Test Procedure
11. Heat Resistance Test
12. Modifications of a Type of Daytime Running Lamp and Extension of Approval
13. Conformity of Production
14. Penalties for Non-Conformity of Production
15. Production Definitively Discontinued
16. Names and Addresses of Technical Services Responsible For Conducting Approval Tests, and of
Type Approval Authorities

REGULATION NO. 87-00
UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS FOR
POWER DRIVEN VEHICLES
1. SCOPE
This Regulation applies to daytime running lamps for vehicles of Categories L, M, N and T .
2. DEFINITIONS
For the purpose of this regulation:
2.1 "Daytime Running Lamp" means a lamp or an interdependent lamp system facing in a
forward direction used to make the vehicle more easily visible when driving during daytime.
2.2 The definitions given in Regulation No. 48 and its series of amendments in force at the time
of application for type approval shall apply to this Regulation.
2.3 "Daytime Running Lamps of Different Types" means lamps or interdependent lamp
systems which differ in such essential respects as:
(a)
(b)
the trade name or mark,
the characteristics of the optical system, (levels of intensity, light distribution angles,
category of light source, light source module, etc.);
A change of the colour of the light source or the colour of any filter does not constitute a
change of type.
2.4. References made in this Regulation to standard (étalon) filament lamp(s) and to
Regulation No. 37 shall refer to Regulation No. 37 and its series of amendments in force at
the time of application for type approval.
References made in this Regulation to standard (étalon) LED light source(s) and to
Regulation No. 128 shall refer to Regulation No. 128 and its series of amendments in force
at the time of application for type approval.

4.3 In the case of daytime running lamps with an electronic light source control gear and/or nonreplaceable
light sources and/or light source module(s), bear the marking of the rated
voltage or range of voltage and rated maximum wattage,
4.4 Provide adequate space for the approval mark and for the additional symbols prescribed in
Paragraph 5.2 below, the said space shall be shown in the drawings referred to in
Paragraph 3.2.1 above.
4.5. In the case of daytime running lamps with light source module(s), the light source module(s)
shall bear:
4.5.1. The trade name or mark of the applicant; this marking must be clearly legible and indelible;
4.5.2. The specific identification code of the module; this marking must be clearly legible and
indelible. This specific identification code shall comprise the starting Letters "MD" for
"MODULE" followed by the approval marking without the circle as prescribed in
Paragraph 5.2.1.1 below and, in the case several non identical light source modules are
used, followed by additional symbols or characters; this specific identification code shall be
shown in the drawings mentioned in Paragraph 3.2.1 above.
The approval marking does not have to be the same as the one on the lamp in which the
module is used, but both markings shall be from the same applicant.
4.5.3. The marking of the rated voltage and rated wattage.
4.6. Lamps operating at voltages other than the nominal rated voltages of 6V, 12V or 24V
respectively, by the application of an electronic light source control gear being not part of the
lamp, must also bear a marking denoting the rated secondary design voltage.
4.7. An electronic light source control gear being part of the lamp but not included into the lamp
body shall bear the name of the manufacturer and its identification number.
5. APPROVAL
5.1 General
5.1.1 If the two daytime running lamps which are submitted in pursuance of Paragraph 3.2.3
above satisfy the requirements of this Regulation, approval shall be granted.
5.1.2 Where grouped, combined or reciprocally incorporated lamps have been found to comply
with the requirements of several Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement, a single
international approval mark may be applied provided that such lamps are not grouped,
combined or reciprocally incorporated with a lamp or lamps not satisfying any one of these
Regulations.
5.1.3 An approval number shall be assigned to each type approved. Its first two digits
(at present 00 for the Regulation in its original form) shall indicate the series of amendments
incorporating the most recent major technical amendments made to the Regulation at the
time of issue of the approval. The same Contracting Party shall not assign this number to
another type of lamp covered by this Regulation.

5.3.2.1.2 No part of the grouped, combined or reciprocally incorporated lamps that transmits light can
be removed without at the same time removing the approval mark.
5.3.2.2 The identification symbol for each lamp appropriate to each Regulation under which
approval has been granted, together with the corresponding series of amendments
incorporating the most recent major technical amendments to the Regulation at the time of
issue of the approval and, if necessary, the required arrow shall be marked:
5.3.2.2.1 Either on the appropriate illuminating surface,
5.3.2.2.2 Or in a group, in such a way that each of the grouped, combined or reciprocally incorporated
lamps may be clearly identified.
5.3.2.3 The size of the components of a single approval mark shall not be less than the minimum
size required for the smallest of the individual marks by the Regulation under which
approval has been granted.
5.3.2.4 An approval number shall be assigned to each type approved. The same Contracting Party
may not assign the same number to another type of grouped, combined or reciprocally
incorporated daytime running lamps covered by this Regulation.
5.3.2.5 Annex 2, Figure 2, to this Regulation gives examples of arrangements of approval marks for
grouped, combined or reciprocally incorporated lamps with all the above-mentioned
additional symbols.
5.3.3 Lamps Reciprocally Incorporated with Other Lamps, of which the Lens may also be used for
Other Types of Lamps
The provisions laid down in Paragraph 5.3.2 above are applicable.
5.3.3.1 In addition, where the same lens is used, the latter may bear the different approval marks
relating to the different types of headlamps or units of lamps, provided that the main body of
the lamps, even if it cannot be separated from the lens, also comprises the space described
in Paragraph 4.4 above and bears the approval marks of the actual functions.
If different types of lamps comprise the same main body, the latter may bear the different
approval marks.
5.3.3.2 Annex 2, Figure 3, to this Regulation gives examples of arrangements of approval marks
relating to the above case.
5.3.4. Interdependent lamps as part of an interdependent lamps system
Annex 2, Figure 1a, to this Regulation gives an example of the arrangement of approval
marks relating to the above case.

7. INTENSITY OF LIGHT
7.1 The luminous intensity of the light emitted by each daytime running lamp shall not be less
than 400cd in the axis of reference.
7.2 Outside the reference axis and within the angular fields defined in the arrangement diagram
in Annex 6 to this Regulation, the intensity of the light emitted by each daytime running lamp
shall:
7.2.1. In each direction corresponding to the points in the table of standard light distribution
reproduced in Annex 3 to this Regulation, be not less than the minimum specified in
Paragraph 7.1. above, multiplied by the percentage specified in the said table of the
direction in question, and
7.2.2. Not exceed 1,200cd in any direction the daytime running lamp is visible.
7.3 Moreover, throughout the field defined in the diagram in Annex 6, the intensity of the light
emitted shall not be less than 1.0cd.
7.4. Light source failure
7.4.1 In the case of a daytime running lamp containing more than one light source, the daytime
running lamp shall comply with the minimum intensity required and the maximum intensity
shall not be exceeded.
7.4.2. In case of failure of any one light source in a single lamp containing more than one light
source, one of the following provisions shall apply:
(a)
(b)
The light intensity at the points of standard light distribution defined in Annex 3 to this
Regulation shall be at least 80% of the minimum intensity required, or
The light intensity in the axis of reference shall be at least 50% of the minimum
intensity required, provided that a note in the communication form states that the
lamp is only for use on a vehicle fitted with an operating tell-tale.
7.4.3. A group of light sources, wired so that the failure of any one of them causes all of them to
stop emitting light, shall be considered to be one light source.
8. APPARENT SURFACE
The area of the apparent surface in the direction of the axis of reference of the daytime
running lamp shall be not less than 25cm and not more than 200cm .
9. COLOUR OF LIGHT
The colour of the light shall be white. It shall be measured under the conditions as
prescribed in Paragraph 10. below.

11. HEAT RESISTANCE TEST
11.1 The daytime running lamp must be subjected to a one-hour test of continuous operation
following a warm-up period of 20mins. The ambient temperature shall be 23°C ± 5°C. The
light source used shall be a light source of the category specified for the daytime running
lamp, and shall be supplied with a current at a voltage such that it gives the specified
average power at the corresponding test voltage. However, for daytime running lamps
equipped with non-replaceable light sources (filament lamps and other), the test shall be
made with the light sources present in the daytime running lamp, in accordance with
Paragraph 10.2. of this Regulation.
11.2 Where only the maximum power is specified, the test shall be carried out by regulating the
voltage to obtain a power equal to 90% of the specified power. The specified average or
maximum power referred to above shall in all cases be chosen from the voltage range of
6V, 12V or 24V at which it reaches the highest value; for daytime running lamps equipped
with non-replaceable light sources (filament lamps and other) the test conditions set in
Paragraph 10.2. of this Regulation shall be applied.
11.3 After the daytime running lamp has been stabilised at the ambient temperature, no
distortion, deformation, cracking or colour modification shall be perceptible. In case of doubt
the intensity of light according to Paragraph 7. above shall be measured. At that
measurement the values shall reach at least 90% of the values obtained before the heat
resistance test on the same device.
12. MODIFICATIONS OF A TYPE OF DAYTIME RUNNING LAMP AND EXTENSION OF
APPROVAL
12.1 Every modification of the type of daytime running lamp shall be notified to the Administrative
Departments which approved the type of daytime running lamp. The department may then
either:
12.1.1 Consider that the modifications made are unlikely to have an appreciable adverse effect and
that in any case the daytime running lamp still complies with the requirements; or
12.1.2 Require a further test report from the technical service responsible for conducting the tests.
12.2 Confirmation or refusal of approval, specifying the alterations shall be communicated by the
procedure specified in Paragraph 5.1.4 above to the Parties to the Agreement applying this
Regulation.
12.3 The Type Approval Authority issuing the extension of approval shall assign a series number
for such an extension and inform thereof the other Parties to the Agreement applying this
Regulation by means of a communication form conforming to the model in Annex l to this
Regulation.

ANNEX 1
COMMUNICATION
(maximum format: A4 (210 × 297mm))
issued by:
Name of administration
.......................................................
.......................................................
.......................................................
concerning:
APPROVAL GRANTED
APPROVAL EXTENDED
APPROVAL REFUSED
APPROVAL WITHDRAWN
PRODUCTION DEFINITIVELY DISCONTINUED
of a type of daytime running lamp pursuant to Regulation No. 87
Approval No ......................................... Extension No .......................
1. Trade name or mark of the daytime running lamp: .............................................................................
2. Manufacturer's name for the type of daytime running lamp: ...............................................................
..............................................................................................................................................................
3. Manufacturer's name and address: .....................................................................................................
..............................................................................................................................................................
4. If applicable, name and address of the manufacturer's representative: .............................................
..............................................................................................................................................................
5. Submitted for approval on: ..................................................................................................................
6. Technical Service responsible for conducting approval tests: ............................................................
..............................................................................................................................................................
7. Date of report issued by that service: ..................................................................................................
8. Number of report issued by that service: ............................................................................................

ANNEX 2
EXAMPLE OF ARRANGEMENT OF THE APPROVAL MARK
a = 5mm min.
Figure 1
The lamp bearing the approval mark shown above has been approved in the Netherlands (E4) under
Number 001015 as a part of an interdependent lamp system composing a daytime running lamp. The
approval number indicates that the approval was granted according to the requirements of this
Regulation in its original (un-amended) form.
Note: The approval number and the additional symbol must be placed close to the circle and either
above or below the "E" or to the left or right of that letter. The digits of the approval number must be on
the same side of the "E" and face the same direction. The use of roman numerals as approval numbers
should be avoided so as to prevent any confusion with other symbols.

Figure 3
Lamp Reciprocally Incorporated with a Headlamp
The above example corresponds to the marking of a lens intended to be used in different types of
headlamps, namely:
either:
a headlamp with a passing beam designed for right-hand and left-hand traffic and a driving
beam with a maximum intensity comprised between 86,250 and 101,250cd, approved in
Germany (E1) in accordance with the requirements of Regulation No. 8 as amended by the
02 series of amendments,
which is reciprocally incorporated with
a daytime running lamp approved in accordance with Regulation No. 87 in its original form;
or:
a headlamp with a passing beam designed for right-hand and left-hand traffic and a driving
beam, approved in Germany (E1) in accordance with the requirements of Regulation No. 1
as amended by the 01 series of amendments,
which is reciprocally incorporated with
the same daytime running lamp as above;
or even:
either of the above-mentioned headlamps approved as a single lamp.
The main body of the headlamp shall bear the only valid approval number, for instance:

4.3. For any daytime running lamp except those equipped with filament lamp(s), the luminous
intensities, measured after one minute and after 30mins of operation, shall comply with the
minimum and maximum requirements. The luminous intensity distribution after one minute of
operation can be calculated from the luminous intensity distribution after 30mins of operation by
applying at each test point the ratio of luminous intensities measured at HV after one minute
and after 30mins of operation.
5. Table of Standard Light Distribution
5.1. The direction H = 0° and V = 0° corresponds to the reference axis. (On the vehicle, it is
horizontal, parallel to the median longitudinal plane of the vehicle and oriented in the required
direction of visibility). It passes through the centre of reference. The values shown in the table
give, for the various directions of measurement, the minimum intensities as a percentage of the
minimum required in the axis for each daytime running lamp (in the direction H = 0° and V =
0°).
5.2 Within the field of light distribution of Paragraph 3, above schematically shown as a grid, the
light pattern should be substantially uniform, i.e. in so far as the light intensity in each direction
of a part of the field formed by the grid lines shall meet at least the lowest minimum value being
shown on the grid lines surrounding the questioned direction as a percentage.
MD E3 17325
Figure 4
Light Source Modules
The light source module bearing the identification code shown above has been approved
together with a lamp approved in Italy (E3) under approval number 17325.

2.2. Methods Used in Tests
2.2.1. Tests shall generally be carried out in accordance with the methods set out in this Regulation.
2.2.2. In any test of conformity carried out by the manufacturer, equivalent methods may be used
with the consent of the Type Approval Authority responsible for approval tests. The
manufacturer is responsible for proving that the applied methods are equivalent to those laid
down in this Regulation.
2.2.3. The application of Paragraphs 2.2.1. and 2.2.2. above requires regular calibration of test
apparatus and its correlation with measurements made by a Test Approval Authority.
2.2.4. In all cases the reference methods shall be those of this Regulation, particularly for the
purpose of administrative verification and sampling.
2.3. Nature of Sampling
Samples of lamps shall be selected at random from the production of a uniform batch. A
uniform batch means a set of lamps of the same type, defined according to the production
methods of the manufacturer.
The assessment shall in general cover series production from individual factories. However, a
manufacturer may group together records concerning the same type from several factories,
provided these operate under the same quality system and quality management.
2.4. Measured and Recorded Photometric Characteristics
The sampled lamp shall be subjected to photometric measurements for the minimum values
at the points listed in Annex 3 to this Regulation and the required chromaticity coordinates.
2.5. Criteria Governing Acceptability
The manufacturer is responsible for carrying out a statistical study of the test results and for
defining, in agreement with the Type Approval Authority, criteria governing the acceptability of
his products in order to meet the specifications laid down for verification of conformity of
products in Paragraph 13.1. of this Regulation.
The criteria governing the acceptability shall be such that, with a confidence level of 95%, the
minimum probability of passing a spot check in accordance with Annex 5 (first sampling)
would be 0.95.

2. FIRST SAMPLING
In the first sampling four lamps are selected at random. The first sample of two is marked A,
the second sample of two is marked B.
2.1. The Conformity is not Contested
2.1.1. Following the sampling procedure shown in Figure 1 of this Annex the conformity of
mass-produced lamps shall not be contested if the deviation of the measured values of the
lamps in the unfavourable directions are:
2.1.1.1. Sample A
2.1.1.2. Sample B
A1:
one lamp
0%
one lamp not more than
20%
A2:
both lamps more than
0%
but not more than
20%
go to Sample B
B1: both lamps 0%
2.1.2. or if the conditions of Paragraph 1.2.2. for Sample A are fulfilled.
2.2. The Conformity is Contested
2.2.1. Following the sampling procedure shown in Figure 1 of this Annex the conformity of
mass-produced lamps shall be contested and the manufacturer requested to make his
production meet the requirements (alignment) if the deviations of the measured values of the
lamps are:
2.2.1.1. Sample A
2.2.1.2. Sample B
A3:
one lamp not more than
20%
one lamp more than
20%
but not more than
30%
B2:
in the case of A2
one lamp more than
0%
but not more than
20%
one lamp not more than
20%
B3:
in the case of A2
one lamp
0%
one lamp more than
20%
but not more than
30%
2.2.2. or if the conditions of Paragraph 1.2.2. for Sample A are not fulfilled.

3. REPEATED SAMPLING
In the cases of A3, B2, B3 a repeated sampling, third Sample C of two lamps and fourth
Sample D of two lamps, selected from stock manufactured after alignment, is necessary
within two months time after the notification.
3.1. The Conformity is not Contested
3.1.1. Following the sampling procedure shown in Figure 1 of this Annex the conformity of
mass-produced lamps shall not be contested if the deviations of the measured values of the
lamps are:
3.1.1.1. Sample C
3.1.1.2. Sample D
C1:
one lamp
0%
one lamp not more than
20%
C2:
both lamps more than
0%
but not more than
20%
go to Sample D
D1: in the case of C2
both lamps 0%
3.1.2. or if the conditions of Paragraph 1.2.2. for Sample C are fulfilled.
3.2. The Conformity is Contested
3.2.1. Following the sampling procedure shown in Figure 1 of this Annex the conformity of
mass-produced lamps shall be contested and the manufacturer requested to make his
production meet the requirements (alignment) if the deviations of the measured values of the
lamps are:
3.2.1.1. Sample D
D2:
in the case of C2
one lamp more than
0%
but not more than
20%
one lamp not more than
20%
3.2.1.2. or if the conditions of Paragraph 1.2.2. for Sample C are not fulfilled:

Figure 1

Daytime Running Lamps.