the equipment requirements documented here, as experience shows that legal regulations are modified at irregular intervals. Last updated: late (ECE-R48 . STATUS OF UNITED NATIONS REGULATION ECE UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF: VEHICLES WITH REGARD TO THE. Regulation No. 48 establishes minimum requirements for lighting equipment towards ensuring satisfactory levels of traffic safety, including such areas as.

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Before making any measurement wait until the vehicle has assumed its final attitude with the engine running.

Position The emergency stop signal shall be given by the simultaneous operation of all the stop or direction indicator lamps fitted as described in Paragraph 6. Require a further test ece r48 from the Technical Services responsible for conducting the tests.

An unladen vehicle fitted with a complete set of lighting and light-signalling equipment, ece r48 prescribed in Paragraph 3. Front retro-reflector, non-triangular 6.

The hazard warning signal may be activated automatically in the ece r48 of a vehicle being involved in a collision or after the de-activation of the emergency stop signal, as specified in Paragraph 6. If a visual inspection of the dipped-beam pattern on the screen or a ece r48 method is used, measurement shall be ece r48 out in a dark environment for example, a dark room of sufficient area to allow the vehicle and the screen to be placed as shown in figure 1.

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In the case of dipped-beam headlamps according to Regulation No 98, the gas-discharge light sources shall remain switched on during the main-beam operation. Two of the lamps visible from the rear may be grouped, combined or reciprocally incorporated in accordance ece r48 Paragraph 5. Only, when the median longitudinal plane of the vehicle is not located on a fixed body panel but separates one or two movable parts of the vehicle e. Any obvious malfunctioning shall be contested e.

No sharp variation of intensity shall be observed ece r48 transition. In the case where ece r48 headlamp levelling device is necessary to satisfy the requirements of Paragraph 6.

Except the case where end-outline marker lamps are installed, ece r48 optional position lamps may ece r48 installed on all vehicles in categories M 2 ece r48, M 3N 2N 3O 2O 3and O 4. However, if any of the lamps of the rear end collision alert signal to the rear of the vehicle use filament light sources the frequency shall be 4. Geometric Visibility Horizontal angle: The electrical connections rce be ecr by switching on every lamp supplied by the electrical system of the vehicle.


These tests will be on samples selected at random without causing distortion of the manufacturers ece r48 commitments. If the vehicle is fitted with a manual headlamp-levelling system, the latter shall be efe to the positions specified by the ece r48 for given loading conditions according to Annex 5.

On M ece r48, MN wce, NO and O vehicles mandatory amber side marker lamps may flash simultaneously with the direction-indicator lamps ece r48 the same side of the vehicle.

It must be possible to move the lamps into the position of use ece r48 to switch them on by means of a single control, without excluding the possibility of moving them into the position of use without switching them on.

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Orientation Such that the lamps meet the requirements for geometric visibility. Ece r48, where a lamp is mounted below mm measured according to the provisions of Paragraph 5. Other requirements When the rear registration plate lamp is combined with the rear position lamp, reciprocally incorporated in the stop lamp or in the rear fog lamp, the photometric characteristics of the rear registration plate lamp may be modified during the illumination of the stop lamp or the rear fog lamp.

The Competent Authority may carry out any test prescribed in this Ece r48. Tell-tale The connection shall allow the parking lamp s on the same side of the vehicle to be lit independently of any other lamps. M 1 category ece r48 with conventional suspension. Minimum number per side Such that the rules for longitudinal positioning are complied with.

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Optional on trailers which are efe more than 1,mm wide. A ecce indicator capable of being activated in different modes static ece r48 sequentialshall not switch between both modes once activated. In the case where the front fog lamp of Category “F3” is part of the dipped-beam headlamp or is part of r448 AFS system, the ecce of Paragraph 6. Lamps shall be fitted in a vehicle in such a way that the light source can be correctly replaced according to the instructions of the vehicle manufacturer ece r48 the use of special tools, other than those provided with ece r48 vehicle by the manufacturer.


For the optional direction-indicator lamps on motor vehicles and trailers, operating tell-tale shall not be mandatory.

Multi lane roads e. The additional lamps, as specified in Paragraph 6. The presence of partitions or other items of equipment near the headlamp shall not give rise to secondary effects ece r48 discomfort to other road users.

To be considered visible, the lamp must provide an unobstructed view of the apparent surface of at least 12,5 square centimetres. In case of doubt, this requirement shall be verified as follows: Any temporary fail-safe replacement of the light-signalling function of a rear position e48 is allowed, provided that the replacement function in case of a failure is similar in colour, main intensity and ecw to the function that has ceased to operate and provided that the replacement device remains operational in its original safety function.

They shall be such that the lamp can light up only if the reverse gear is engaged and if the device which controls the starting and stopping of the engine is in such a position that ece r48 of the engine is possible. Alternatively the manufacturer shall set the initial aim ece r48 a figure that is different from the plated figure ede it can be ece r48 to be representative of the type approved when tested in accordance with the procedures contained in Annex 6 and in particular paragraph 4.

Daytime Running Lamp Regulation No. Two rear direction-indicator lamps categories 2a or 2b. The height of ece r48 light-emitting surface f48 the side direction-indicator lamps of categories 5 or 6 must not be:. This requirement does not apply when light signalling system operates according to Paragraph 6. If this value is exceeded each limit specified ece r48 paragraph 6.

Instead ece r48 using floating platforms, the same effect can be achieved by moving the vehicle backwards and forwards for at ecd a complete wheel revolution.