Regulation No. 6-01

Name:Regulation No. 6-01
Description:Direction Indicator Lamps.
Official Title:Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of: Direction Indicators for Power-driven Vehicles and their Trailers.
Country:ECE - United Nations
Date of Issue:1967-05-22
Amendment Level:01 Series, Supplement 28
Number of Pages:38
Vehicle Types:Agricultural Tractor, Bus, Car, Component, Heavy Truck, Light Truck, Motorcycle, Trailer
Subject Categories:Lighting and Light Signalling Equipment
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E/ECE/324
) Add.5/Rev.6/Amend.3
E/ECE/TRANS/505 )
March 26, 2018
STATUS OF UNITED NATIONS REGULATION
ECE 6-01
UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF:
DIRECTION INDICATORS FOR POWER-DRIVEN VEHICLES AND THEIR TRAILERS
Incorporating:
Supplement 4 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 02.12.92
Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 13.01.93
Corr. 2 to the 01 series of amendments
Dated: 01.07.92
Supplement 6 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 11.02.96
Supplement 7 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 03.09.97
Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 24.07.00
Supplement 9 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 26.12.00
Supplement 10 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 26.08.02
Corr. 1 to Supplement 10 to the 01 series of amendments
Dated: 12.11.03
Supplement 11 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 26.02.04
Corr. 1 to Supplement 11 to the 01 series of amendments
Dated: 26.02.04
Supplement 12 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 09.11.05
Supplement 13 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 04.07.06
Supplement 14 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 02.02.07
Supplement 15 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 11.06.07
Supplement 16 to the 01 series of amendments (including Erratum)
Date of Entry into Force: 11.07.08
Corr. 1 to Supplement 16 to the 01 series of amendments
Dated: 30.04.09
Corr. 2 to Supplement 16 to the 01 series of amendments
Dated: 28.04.11
Supplement 17 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 15.10.08
Supplement 18 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 24.10.09
Corr. 1 to Supplement 18 to the 01 series of amendments
Dated: 03.03.10
Corr. 2 to Supplement 18 to the 01 series of amendments
Dated: 16.06.10
Corr. 3 to Supplement 18 to the 01 series of amendments
Dated: 28.04.11
Supplement 19 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 19.08.10
Supplement 20 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 09.12.10
Supplement 21 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 23.06.11
Corr. 1 to Revision 5 of the Regulation
Dated: 14.11.12
Supplement 22 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 26.07.12
Supplement 23 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 15.07.13
Supplement 24 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 03.11.13
Supplement 25 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 09.10.14
Supplement 26 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 15.06.15
Supplement 27 to the 01 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 10.10.17

REGULATION
REGULATION No. 6-01
UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF DIRECTION
INDICATORS FOR POWER-DRIVEN VEHICLES AND THEIR TRAILERS
CONTENTS
0.
Scope
1.
Definitions
2.
Application for approval
3.
Markings
4.
Approval
5.
General specifications
6.
Intensity of light emitted
7.
Test procedure
8.
Colour of light emitted
9.
Modifications of a type of direction indicator for motor vehicles and their trailers and extension of
approval
10.
Conformity of production
11.
Penalties for non-conformity of production
12.
Production definitely discontinued
13.
Names and addresses of Technical Services responsible for conducting approval tests, and of
Type Approval Authorities
14.
Transitional provisions
ANNEXES
Annex 1 – Categories of direction indicators: Minimum angles required for light distribution in space
of these categories of direction indicators
Annex 2
Annex 3
Annex 4
Annex 5
Annex 6
– Communication
– Examples of arrangements of the approval marks
– Photometric measurements
– Minimum requirements for conformity of production control procedures
– Minimum requirements for sampling by an inspector

2. APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL
2.1. The application for approval of a type of direction indicator shall be submitted by the holder
of the trade name or mark or by his duly accredited representative. It shall specify to which
category or to which of the Categories 1, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 5 or 6 according to Annex 1, the
direction indicator belongs and, if it belongs to Category 2, whether it has steady luminous
intensity (Category 2a) or whether it has variable luminous intensity (Category 2b) and if the
direction indicator may also be used in an assembly of two lamps of the same category. At
the choice of the applicant, it will also specify that the device may be installed on the vehicle
with different inclinations of the reference axis in respect to the vehicle reference planes and
to the ground or rotate around its reference axis; these different conditions of installation
shall be indicated in the communication form.
2.2. For each type of direction indicator the application shall be accompanied by the following:
2.2.1. Drawings, in triplicate, sufficiently detailed to permit identification of the type and category
and showing geometrically the following:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
In what position(s) the direction indicator may be mounted on the vehicle; the axis of
observation to be taken as the axis of reference in the tests (horizontal angle H = 0°,
vertical angle V = 0°); and the point to be taken as the centre of reference in the said
tests.
The geometrical conditions of installation of the device(s) that meet(s) the
requirements of Paragraph 6. below.
In the case of an interdependent lamp system, the interdependent lamp or the
combination of interdependent lamps that fulfil the requirements of Paragraph 5.7,
Paragraph 6.1. below and of Annex 4 to this Regulation.
The drawings shall show the position intended for the approval number and the
additional symbols in relation to the circle of the approval mark.
2.2.2. A brief technical description stating in particular, with the exception of lamps with
non-replaceable light sources;
(a)
(b)
(c)
the category or categories of filament lamp(s) prescribed; this filament lamp category
shall be one of those contained in Regulation No. 37 and its series of amendments in
force at the time of application for type approval; and/or
the category or categories of LED light source(s) prescribed; this LED light source
category shall be one of those contained in Regulation No. 128 and its series of
amendments in force at the time of application for type approval; and/or
the light source module specific identification code.
2.2.3. For a direction indicator of Category 2b, a concise description of the variable intensity
control, an arrangement diagram and a specification of the characteristics of the system
ensuring the two levels of intensity;
2.2.4. For a direction indicator lamp of Categories 1, 1a, 1b, 2a and 2b, information regarding
activation of the signal according to Paragraphs 5.6. and 6.2.2. below.

3.5.2. The specific identification code of the module; this marking shall 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 4.2.1.1 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 2.2.1 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.
3.5.3. The marking of the rated voltage or range of voltage.
3.6. An electronic light source control gear or a variable intensity control being part of the lamp
but not included into the lamp body shall bear the name of the manufacturer and its
identification number.
4. APPROVAL
4.1. General
4.1.1. If the two devices submitted for approval in pursuance of Paragraph 2.2.4. above, meet the
requirements of this Regulation, approval shall be granted. All the devices of an
interdependent lamp system shall be submitted for type approval by the same applicant.
4.1.2. 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.
4.1.3. An approval number shall be assigned to each type approved. Its first two digits (at
present 01, corresponding to the 01 series of amendments which entered into force on
June 27, 1987) 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 the same number to another type of device covered
by this Regulation. Direction indicators of different categories may be marked with a single
approval number when they form one assembly.
4.1.4. Notice of approval or of extension or refusal or withdrawal of approval or production
definitely discontinued of a type of device pursuant to this Regulation shall be
communicated to the Parties to the 1958 Agreement which apply this Regulation, by means
of a form conforming to the model in Annex 2 to this Regulation.
4.1.5. Every device conforming to a type approved under this Regulation shall bear in the space
referred to in Paragraph 3.3. above, and in addition to the markings prescribed in
Paragraphs 3.1. and 3.2. or 3.4. above respectively, an approval mark as described in
Paragraphs 4.2. and 4.3. below.

4.3. Arrangement of the Approval Mark
4.3.1. Independent Lamps
Annex 3, Figure 1, to this Regulation gives an example of arrangement of the approval mark
with the above-mentioned additional symbols.
If different types of lamps complying with the requirements of several Regulations, use the
same outer lens having the same or different colour, a single international approval mark
may be affixed, consisting of a circle surrounding the Letter "E" followed by the
distinguishing number of the country which has granted the approval, and an approval
number. This approval mark may be located anywhere on the lamp, provided that:
4.3.1.1. It is visible after their installation.
4.3.1.2. 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.
4.3.1.3. 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 under which approval has been
granted.
4.3.1.4. The main body of the lamp shall include the space described in Paragraph 3.3 above and
shall bear the approval mark of the actual function(s).
4.3.1.5. Figure 4 in Annex 3 to this Regulation gives examples of an approval mark with the
above-mentioned additional symbols.
4.3.2. Grouped, Combined or Reciprocally Incorporated Lamps
4.3.2.1. Where grouped, combined or reciprocally incorporated lamps have been found to comply
with the requirements of several Regulations a single international approval mark may be
applied consisting of a circle surrounding the Letter "E" followed by the distinguishing
number of the country which has granted the approval, and an approval number. This
approval mark may be located anywhere on the grouped, combined or reciprocally
incorporated lamps, provided that:
4.3.2.1.1. It is visible after the installation of the lamps;
4.3.2.1.2. 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.
4.3.2.2. An 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:
4.3.2.2.1. Either on the appropriate light-emitting surface;
4.3.2.2.2. Or in a group, in such a way that each lamp of the grouped, combined or reciprocally
incorporated lamps may be clearly identified.

5. GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
The requirements contained in Sections 5. "General Specifications" and 6. "Individual
Specifications" and in the Annexes referenced in the said sections of Regulations Nos. 48,
53, 74 or 86, and their series of amendments in force at the time of application for the lamp
type approval shall apply to this Regulation.
The requirements pertinent to each lamp and to the category/ies of vehicle on which the
lamp is intended to be installed shall be applied, where its verification at the moment of lamp
type approval is feasible.
5.1. Each device supplied shall conform to the specifications set forth in Paragraphs 6. and 8.
below.
5.2. The devices shall be so designed and constructed that under normal conditions of use and
notwithstanding the vibrations to which they may be subjected in such use, their satisfactory
operation remains assured and they retain the characteristics prescribed by this Regulation.
5.3. In the case of light source modules, it shall be checked that:
5.3.1. The design of the light source module(s) shall be such as:
(a)
(b)
that each light source module can only be fitted in no other position than the
designated and correct one and can only be removed with the use of tool(s);
If there are more than one light source module used in the housing for a device, light
source modules having different characteristics can not be interchanged within the
same lamp housing.
5.3.2. The light source module(s) shall be tamperproof.
5.3.3. A light source module shall be so designed that regardless of the use of tool(s), it shall not
be mechanically interchangeable with any replaceable approved light source.
5.4. In case of failure of the variable intensity control of a direction indicator of Category 2b
emitting more than the maximum value of Category 2a, requirements of steady luminous
intensity of Category 2a shall be fulfilled automatically.
5.5. In the case of replaceable light source(s):
5.5.1. The device shall only be equipped with light source(s) approved according to UN Regulation
No. 37 and/or UN Regulation No. 128, provided that no restriction on the use is made in
UN Regulation No. 37 and its series of amendments in force at the time of application for
type approval or in UN Regulation No. 128 and its series of amendments in force at the time
of application for type approval.
5.5.2. The design of the device shall be such that light source cannot be fixed in any other position
but the correct one.
5.5.3. The light source holder shall conform to the characteristics given in IEC Publication 60061.
The holder data sheet relevant to the category of light source used, applies.

6. INTENSITY OF LIGHT EMITTED
6.1. The light emitted by each of the two lamps supplied must be in the case of direction
indicators of Categories 1, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, in the reference axes, in the case of direction
indicators of Categories 5 or 6 in Direction A according to Annex 1 of not less than the
minimum intensity and of not more than the maximum intensity specified below:
Maximum luminous intensity in cd when used as
Direction indicator Minimum luminous
of category
intensity in cd
A lamp marked "D"
Single lamp
(see Paragraph 4.2.2.3. above)
1
175
1,000
500
1a
250
1,200
600
1b
400
1,200
600
2a (steady)
50
500
250
2b (variable)
50
1,000
500
5
0.6
280
140
6 50 280 140
6.1.1. For an assembly of two or more direction indicator lamps the total intensity shall not exceed
the maximum value.
6.1.2. When an assembly of two lamps marked "D" having the same function is deemed to be a
single lamp, it shall comply with the requirements for:
(a)
(b)
maximum intensity when all lamps together are lit;
minimum intensity if one lamp has failed.
6.2. In case of failure of a single lamp, or of an interdependent lamp system of the Categories 1,
1a, 1b, 2a and 2b, containing more than one light source the following provisions shall
apply:
6.2.1. 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.

6.4. In general the intensities shall be measured with the light source(s) continuously alight.
However, depending on the construction of the device, for example, the use of light-emitting
diodes (LED), or the need to take precautions to avoid overheating, it is allowed to measure
the lamps in flashing mode.
This shall be achieved by switching with a frequency of f = 1.5 ± 0.5Hz with the pulse width
greater than 0.3s, measured at 95% peak light intensity.
In the case of replaceable filament lamps, the filament lamps shall be operated at reference
luminous flux during on time.
In the case of LED light sources all measurements shall be made at 6.75V, 13.5V or 28.0V;
the luminous flux value produced during on time shall be corrected. The correction factor is
the ratio between the objective luminous flux and the value of the luminous flux during on
time found at the voltage applied.
In all other cases the voltage as required in Paragraph 7.1.1. below shall be switched with a
rise time and fall time shorter than 0.01s; no overshoot is allowed.
In the case of measurements taken in flashing mode the reported luminous intensity shall be
represented by the maximum intensity.
6.5. In the case of devices of Category 2b the time that elapses between energising the light
source(s) and the light output measured on the reference axis to reach 90% of the value
measured in accordance with Paragraph 6.3. above shall be measured for the extreme
levels of luminous intensity produced by the direction indicator. The time measured to obtain
the lowest luminous intensity shall not exceed the time measured to obtain the highest
luminous intensity.
6.6. The variable intensity control shall not generate signals which cause luminous intensities:
6.6.1. Outside the range specified in Paragraph 6.1. above and
6.6.2. Exceeding the Category 2a maximum specified in Paragraph 6.1. above:
(a)
for systems depending only on daytime and night time conditions: under night time
conditions
(b) for other systems: under reference conditions as demonstrated by the
manufacturer .
6.7. Annex 4, referred to in Paragraph 6.3.1. above, gives particulars of the measurement
methods to be used.

9. MODIFICATIONS OF A TYPE OF DIRECTION INDICATOR FOR MOTOR VEHICLES
AND THEIR TRAILERS AND EXTENSION OF APPROVAL
9.1. Every modification of a type of direction indicator shall be notified to the Type Approval
Authority which approved the type. The Type Approval Authority may then either:
9.1.1. Consider that the modifications made are unlikely to have an appreciable adverse effect and
that in any case the device still complies with the requirements; or
9.1.2. Require a further test report from the Technical Service responsible for conducting the tests.
9.2. Confirmation or refusal of approval, specifying the alterations, shall be communicated by the
procedure specified in Paragraph 4.1.4. above to the Parties to the Agreement applying this
Regulation.
9.3. 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 1958 Agreement applying
this Regulation by means of a communication form conforming to the model in Annex 2 to
this Regulation.
10. CONFORMITY OF PRODUCTION
The conformity of production procedures shall comply with those set out in the Agreement,
Appendix 2 (E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.2), with the following requirements:
10.1. Direction indicators shall be so manufactured as to conform to the type approved under this
Regulation.
The compliance with the requirements set forth in Paragraphs 6 and 8 above shall be
verified as follows.
10.1.1. The minimum requirements for conformity of production control procedures set forth in
Annex 5 to this Regulation shall be complied with.
10.1.2. The minimum requirements for sampling by an inspector set forth in Annex 6 to this
Regulation shall be complied with.
10.2. In the case of non-replaceable filament lamp(s) or light source module(s) equipped with
non-replaceable filament lamps, a report (by the light source manufacturer indicated in the
type approval documentation) shall demonstrate compliance of these non-replaceable
filament lamp(s) with lifetime requirements and, in the case of colour coated filament lamps,
also with colour endurance requirements, as specified in Paragraph 4.11. of IEC 60809,
Edition 3.
10.3. The Type Approval Authority which has granted type approval may at any time verify the
conformity control methods applied in each production facility. The normal frequency of
these verifications shall be once every two years.

14.7. Until 36 months after the date of entry into force of Supplement 8 to the 01 series of
amendments to this Regulation, no Contracting Party applying this Regulation shall refuse a
type of direction indicator approved to the preceding series of amendments to this
Regulation.
14.8. Starting 36 months after the date of entry into force of Supplement 8 to the 01 series of
amendments to this Regulation, Contracting Parties applying this Regulation may refuse the
sale of a type of direction indicator which does not meet the requirements of Supplement 8
to the 01 series of amendments to this Regulation unless the direction indicator is intended
as a replacement for fitting on vehicles in use.
14.9. Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall continue to issue approvals for direction
indicators on the basis of any previous series of amendments, provided that the direction
indicators are intended as replacements for fitting to vehicles in use.
14.10. As from the official date of entry into force of Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments,
no Contracting Party applying this Regulation shall prohibit the fitting on a vehicle of a
direction indicator approved under this Regulation as amended by Supplement 8 to the 01
series of amendments.
14.11. Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall continue to allow the fitting on a vehicle of
a direction indicator approved to this Regulation as amended by the preceding series of
amendments during the 48 months period which follows the date of entry into force of
Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments.
14.12. Upon the expiration of a period of 48 months after the date of entry into force of
Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments, Contracting Parties applying this Regulation
may prohibit the fitting of a direction indicator which does not meet the requirements of this
Regulation as amended by Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments on a new vehicle
for which national type or individual approval was granted more than 24 months after the
date of entry into force of Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments to this Regulation.
14.13. Upon the expiration of a period of 60 months after the date of entry into force, Contracting
Parties applying this Regulation may prohibit the fitting of a direction indicator which does
not meet the requirements of this Regulation as amended by Supplement 8 to the 01 series
of amendments on a new vehicle first registered more than 60 months after the date of entry
into force of Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments to this Regulation.
14.14. Existing approvals to direction indicator lamps of the Categories 3 and 4 approved under
this Regulation prior to the introduction of Supplement 16 to the 01 series of amendments,
shall remain valid indefinitely.
14.15. As from the official date of entry into force of Supplement 28 to the 01 series of
amendments, no Contracting Party applying this Regulation shall refuse to grant approval
under this Regulation as amended by this Supplement.
14.16. As from September 1, 2018 Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall grant
approvals only if the type of direction indicator to be approved meets the requirements of
this Regulation as amended by Supplement 28 to the 01 series of amendments.
14.17. Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall not refuse to grant extensions of approval
granted prior to the date of entry into force of Supplement 28 to the 01 series of
amendments to this Regulation.

Under the H plane for lamps
intended to be installed with this
plane at a mounting height less
than 750mm above ground
H plane: ʺhorizontal plane going through the reference centre of the lampʺ.
Categories 2a and 2b: Direction indicators for the rear of the vehicle
Category 2a:
Category 2b:
Rear direction indicator lamps with steady luminous intensity
Rear direction indicator lamps with variable luminous intensity

ANNEX 2
COMMUNICATION
(Maximum format: A4 (210 × 297mm))
issued by:
Name of administration:
.....................................
.....................................
.....................................
Concerning:
APPROVAL GRANTED
APPROVAL EXTENDED
APPROVAL REFUSED
APPROVAL WITHDRAWN
PRODUCTION DEFINITELY DISCONTINUED
of a type of direction indicator pursuant to Regulation No. 6.
Approval No ......................................... Extension No. ................................
1. Trade name or mark of the device: .................................................................................................
2. Manufacturer's name for the type of device: ...................................................................................
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 test report issued by that Service: ......................................................................................
8. Number of test report issued by that Service: .................................................................................

ANNEX 3
EXAMPLES OF ARRANGEMENTS OF THE APPROVAL MARKS
Figure 1
The device bearing the approval marking shown above is a Category-5 device (front side direction
indicator) approved in Italy (E3) under No. 216, which may also be used in an assembly of two lamps.
The horizontal arrow shows in what position this device, which cannot be mounted on either side of the
vehicle indiscriminately, is to be mounted. The arrow points towards the front of the vehicle. The vertical
arrow starting from a horizontal segment and directed downwards indicates a permissible mounting
height of equal to or less than 750mm from the ground for this device.
The number mentioned close to the symbol '5D' indicates that the approval was granted according to the
requirements of Regulation No. 6 as amended by the 01 series of amendments.
The direction in which the arrows on the approval mark point, according to the category of the device is
shown below:
Note: The approval number and the additional symbols shall be placed close to the circle and either
above or below the Letter 'E', or to the right or left of that letter. The digits of the approval number shall
be on the same side of the Letter '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.

Note: The three examples of approval marks shown above (Models A, B and C) represent three possible
variables for the marking of a lighting device when two or more lamps are part of the same assembly of
grouped, combined or reciprocally incorporated lamps.
They indicate that the device was approved in the Netherlands (E4) under number 3333 and comprise:
A rear direction indicator lamp with variable luminous intensity (Category 2b) approved in accordance
with the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6;
A red rear position (side) lamp with variable luminous intensity (R2) approved in accordance with the
02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7;
A rear fog lamp with variable luminous intensity (F2) approved in accordance with Regulation No. 38 in
its original version;
A reversing lamp (AR) approved in accordance with Regulation No. 23 in its original version;
A stop-lamp with variable luminous intensity (S2) approved in accordance with the 02 series of
amendments to Regulation No. 7.

Note: The three examples shown above correspond to a lighting device bearing an approval mark
relating to:
A front position lamp approved in accordance with the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7;
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 101,250 candelas, approved in accordance with the
02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 20,
A front fog lamp approved in accordance with the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 19,
A front direction indicator lamp of Category 1a approved in accordance with the 01 series of
amendments to Regulation No. 6.
The above example corresponds to the marking of a lens intended to be used in different types of
headlamps, namely:
either:
or:
or even:
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
04 series of amendments; which is reciprocally incorporated with a front direction indicator
approved in accordance with the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6;
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 front direction indicator as above;
either of the above-mentioned headlamps approved as a single lamp.

Marking of an interdependent lamp
comprising part of an interdependent lamp
system providing:
A rear direction indicator lamp (Category
2a) approved in accordance with the 01
series of amendments to Regulation No. 6.
This is also marked Y as it is an
interdependent lamp forming part of an
interdependent lamp system,
A rear fog lamp with variable luminous
intensity (F2) approved in accordance with
Regulation No. 38 in its original version
Marking of an interdependent lamp comprising part
of an interdependent lamp system providing:
A rear direction indicator lamp (Category 2a)
approved in accordance with the 01 series of
amendments to Regulation No. 6. This is also
marked Y as it is an interdependent lamp forming
part of an interdependent lamp system,
A red rear position (side) lamp (R1) approved in
accordance with the 02 series of amendments to
Regulation No. 7,
A stop lamp (S1) approved in accordance with
Regulation No. 7 in its original version.
Figure 4
Marking of Independent Lamps

For Direction Indicators of Category 6
2.1. 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 tables give, for the
various directions of measurement, the minimum intensities as a percentage of the minimum
intensities required in the table in Paragraph 6.1. of this Regulation:
2.1.1. in the direction H=0° and V=0° for Categories 1, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b and in the case of Category 5 in
the angular area in the Direction A as prescribed in Annex 1;
2.1.2. in the direction H=5° and V=0° for Category 6.
2.1.3. However, in the case where a device is intended to be installed with its H plane at a mounting
height less than 750mm above the ground, the photometric intensity is verified only up to an
angle of 5° downwards.
2.2. Within the field of light distribution of Paragraph 2. 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.

ANNEX 5
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR CONFORMITY OF PRODUCTION CONTROL PROCEDURES
1. GENERAL
1.1. The conformity requirements shall be considered satisfied from a mechanical and geometric
standpoint, if the differences do not exceed inevitable manufacturing deviations within the
requirements of this Regulation.
1.2. With respect to photometric performances, the conformity of mass-produced lamps shall not be
contested if, when testing according to Paragraph 7. of this Regulation, the photometric
performances as set forth in Paragraph 6. of this Regulation of any lamp chosen at random:
1.2.1. No measured value deviates unfavourably by more than 20% from the values prescribed in this
Regulation of a direction indicator of Categories 1, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b and 6.
In the case of a direction indicator of Category 5 and for the minimum values required
throughout the fields specified in Annex 1 the respective maximum deviations of the measured
values shall correspond to the values shown in the table below:
Required minimum value Equivalent 20% Equivalent 30%
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0.7 0.2 0.4
0.6 0.2 0.4
0.3 0.1 0.2
0.07 0.02 0.04
1.2.2. In the case of a direction indicator equipped with a replaceable light source, if results of the test
described above do not meet the requirements, tests shall be repeated using another standard
filament lamp.
1.3. With respect to colorimetric performance, the requirements set out in Paragraph 8. of this
Regulation shall be complied with.
1.4. In the case of non-replaceable filament lamp(s) or light source module(s) equipped with
non-replaceable filament lamps, at any conformity of production check:
1.4.1. The holder of the approval mark shall demonstrate the use in normal production and show the
identification of the non-replaceable filament lamp(s) as indicated in the type approval
documentation;
1.4.2. In the case where doubt exists in respect to compliance of the non-replaceable filament lamp(s)
with lifetime requirements and/or, in the case of colour coated filament lamps, with colour
endurance requirements, as specified in Paragraph 4.11. of IEC 60809, Edition 3, conformity
shall be checked (by the light source manufacturer indicated in the type approval
documentation) as specified in Paragraph 4.11. of IEC 60809, Edition 3.

ANNEX 6
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR SAMPLING BY AN INSPECTOR
1. GENERAL
1.1. The conformity requirements shall be considered satisfied from a mechanical and a geometric
standpoint, in accordance with the requirements of this Regulation; if any, if the differences do
not exceed inevitable manufacturing deviations.
1.2. With respect to photometric performances, the conformity of mass-produced lamps shall not be
contested if, when testing according to Paragraph 7. of this Regulation, the photometric
performances as set forth in Paragraph 6. of this Regulation of any lamp chosen at random:
1.2.1. According to the requirements in Paragraph 1.2.1. of Annex 5 to this Regulation depending on
the prevailing class of direction indicator lamps are met.
1.2.2. If, in the case of a direction indicator equipped with a replaceable light source and if results of
the test described above do not meet the requirements, tests on direction indicators shall be
repeated using another standard light source.
1.2.3. Direction indicators with apparent defects are disregarded.
1.3. The chromaticity coordinates shall be complied when tested under conditions of Paragraph 7 of
this Regulation.
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 of mass-produced lamps shall not be contested if the deviation of any specimen
of samples A and B (all four lamps) is not more than 20%.
In the case, that the deviation of both lamps of sample A is not more than 0%, the
measurement can be closed.
2.2. The conformity of mass-produced lamps shall be contested if the deviation of at least one
specimen of samples A or B is more than 20%.
The manufacturer shall be requested to bring his production in line with the requirements
(alignment) and a repeated sampling according to Paragraph 3. below shall be carried out
within two months' time after the notification. The samples A and B shall be retained by the
Technical Service until the entire Conformity of Production process is finished.

Direction Indicator Lamps.