Plastic Materials and Coatings for Use In or On Optical Parts Such as Lenses and Reflectors of High-Intensity Discharge Forward Lighting Devices Used in Motor Vehicles
- Ground Vehicle Standard
This SAE Recommended Practice provides test methods and requirements to evaluate the suitability of plastic optical materials for possible use in discharge forward lighting (DFL) devices in motor vehicles. These materials are typically used for lenses and reflectors.
Separate testing is required for each combination of material, industrial coating, DFL light source, and device focal length. The tests are intended to determine physical and optical characteristics of the materials and coatings. Performance expectations of finished assemblies, including plastic components, are to be based on tests for lighting devices, as specified in SAE Standards and Recommended Practices for motor vehicle lighting equipment. Optical components exposed to weathering should also be subject to SAE J576.
Data Sets - Support Documents
The Lighting Materials Standards Committee is part of the Lighting Systems Steering Committee that reports to the Motor Vehicle Council (MVC). The Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining SAE Standards, Recommended Practices, and Information Reports related to lighting materials and coatings - primarily organic materials used as optical lenses. The following task forces have been developed under the committee's scope: • J576 Plastic Materials including recommendation for Diffused materials; • J1647 Lenses for use with High Intensity Discharge light sources; • LED Lighting Materials; • Haze Requirements; • HL Lens Coatings, Participants in the SAE Lighting Materials Standards Committee include OEMs, suppliers, consulting firms, government agencies, and other interested parties.
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|J2009_201608||Discharge Forward Lighting System and Subsystems|
|J576_201708||Plastic Material or Materials for Use in Optical Parts Such as Lenses and Reflex Reflectors of Motor Vehicle Lighting Devices|