SAE J575 Standard Methods and Equipment for Lighting Devices for Use on Vehicles Less than 2032 mm in Overall Width
SAE J575 testing provides standardized laboratory tests, test methods and equipment, and requirements for lighting devices. It is intended for devices used on vehicles less than 2032 mm in width. Tests for vehicles larger than 2032 mm in overall width are covered in SAE J2139. Device specific tests and requirements can be found in applicable SAE technical reports.
The SAE J575 test standard includes the following suite of tests:
- Photometry Test
- Vibration Test
- Impact Test
- Abrasion Test of Plastic Lamp Lens Material
- Warpage Test on Device with Plastic Components
- Thermal Cycle Test
- Internal Heat Test
- Solar Irradiation
- Underhood Thermal Test
- Water Intrusion (Moisture) Test
- Humidity Test
- Dust Exposure Test
- Corrosion Test
- Corrosion Resistance Test for Reflectors of Replaceable Lens Lamps
- Chemical Resistance Test
- Chemical Resistance Test for Reflectors of Replaceable Lens Lamps
SAE J575 defines a light bulb as an indivisible assembly which contains a source of light and which is normally used in a lamp. Unless otherwise specified, bulbs used in the tests shall be supplied by the test facility and shall be representative of bulbs in regular production. Where special bulbs are specified, they shall be submitted with the sample devices and the same or similar bulbs shall be used in the tests. Lighting devices designed for use in 6 V, 12 V, or 24 V systems shall be tested with 12 V system bulbs.
SAE J575 test standard defines a lighting device as an assembly (divisible or indivisible) which contains a bulb or other light source and generally an optical system such as a lens or a reflector, or both, and which provides a lighting function. Lighting device samples submitted for test shall be representative of the device as regularly manufactured and marketed, unless otherwise identified. Each sample shall be securely mounted on a test fixture in its designed operating position and shall include all accessory equipment necessary to operate the device in its normal manner.
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