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Light Source Retention System

1964-04-01
HISTORICAL
J567B_196404
This SAE Standard references the performance and functional requirements of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and its U.S. member, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). By referring to IEC/ANSI and its standards concerning bulb sockets, lamp holders, and gages, this document recognizes the need for harmonized standards world-wide for what are typically commodity items. Additional requirements are noted.
Standard

Forward Lighting Halogen Bulb Performance Requirements for Motor Vehicles

2012-04-18
WIP
J2560
This SAE Recommended Practice is intended as a guide toward standard practice and is subject to change to keep pace with experience and technical advances. This document establishes performance requirements, material requirements, design requirements, and design guidelines for forward lighting replaceable bulbs.
Standard

Forward Lighting Halogen Bulb Performance Requirements for Motor Vehicles

2007-07-19
CURRENT
J2560_200707
This SAE Recommended Practice is intended as a guide toward standard practice and is subject to change to keep pace with experience and technical advances. This document establishes performance requirements, material requirements, design requirements, and design guidelines for forward lighting halogen replaceable bulbs.
Standard

Forward Lighting LED Substitute Light Sources for Halogen Light Sources

2017-06-28
WIP
J3145
This SAE Recommended Practice is intended as a guide for specifying LED Substitute Light Sources as Equivalents for corresponding RID filament light sources and is subject to change to keep pace with experience and technical advances. This document defines criteria for technical equivalence in order to make a substitution of a filament light source with an LED light source without compromising the performance of the RID device.
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Absorptive and Interference Coatings Applied on Replaceable Headlamp Bulbs

2011-02-24
CURRENT
J2739_201102
This report investigates the use of single and multi-layer coatings on replaceable headlamp bulbs and how such coatings can affect the performance of bulbs in terms of light scattering, which can contribute to glare, and spectral separation in headlamps. Tests were developed to investigate the effects of absorptive and interference (multi-layer) coatings on bulbs, and on bulbs in headlamp systems. These tests provide validation for a proposed bulb color separation test, which establishes limits for spectral separation within the boundaries of SAE J578 white color requirements. The bulb color separation test provides a definitive selection criterion to identify bulbs that cause excessive light scatter (glare) and/or spectral separation in an optical system.
Standard

Terminology - Motor Vehicle Lighting

2014-04-28
CURRENT
J387_201404
This SAE Recommended Practice provides definitions of common terms used in SAE Documents pertaining to motor vehicle lighting. It covers not only basic lighting terms but also terms which identify major segments of technical reports.
Standard

Terminology - Motor Vehicle Lighting

2007-01-17
HISTORICAL
J387_200701
This SAE Recommended Practice provides definitions of common terms used in SAE Technical Reports pertaining to motor vehicle lighting. It covers not only basic lighting terms but also terms which identify major segments of technical reports.
Standard

Signal & Marking Light Sources

2011-06-24
CURRENT
J573_201106
Most signal and marking lighting devices have light sources (bulbs), which can be based on either filament or LED technology. To assure field replacement, it is important that light source types employed be readily available in normal service channels. This document defines the physical, electrical, and photometric characteristics necessary to achieve a proper replacement for popular types of signal and marking light sources. Some of the design characteristics in this document are listed solely for the sake of standardization and are not intended to describe the performance of lighting devices (lamp assemblies) on the vehicle.
Standard

Signal and Marking Light Sources

2016-09-08
WIP
J573
Most signal and marking lighting devices have light sources (bulbs), which can be based on either filament or LED technology. To assure field replacement, it is important that light source types employed be readily available in normal service channels. This document defines the physical, electrical, and photometric characteristics necessary to achieve a proper replacement for popular types of signal and marking light sources. Some of the design characteristics in this document are listed solely for the sake of standardization and are not intended to describe the performance of lighting devices (lamp assemblies) on the vehicle.
Standard

Lighting Identification Code

2014-04-01
HISTORICAL
J759_201404
This SAE Recommended Practice provides the lighting function identification codes for use on all passenger vehicles, trucks, trailers, motorcycles, and emergency vehicles.
Standard

Lighting Identification Code

2017-12-20
CURRENT
J759_201712
This SAE Recommended Practice provides the lighting function identification codes for use on all passenger vehicles, trucks, trailers, motorcycles, and emergency vehicles.
Standard

Lighting Identification Code

1987-12-01
HISTORICAL
J759_198712
This SAE Recommended Practice provides the lighting function identification codes for use on all passenger cars and trucks.
Standard

Lighting Identification Code

2007-07-30
HISTORICAL
J759_200707
This SAE Recommended Practice provides the lighting function identification codes for use on all passenger cars and trucks.
Standard

Color Specification

2019-02-27
WIP
J578
This SAE Standard defines and provides a means for the control of colors employed in motor vehicle external lighting equipment, including lamps and reflex reflectors. The document applies to the overall effective color of light emitted by the device in any given direction, and not to the color of the light from a small area of the lens. It does not apply to pilot, indicator, or tell-tale lights.
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