A new method to test the photometric characteristics of lamps for motor vehicles

Wenkui Wang, Suet To, Chi Fai Cheung, Jinbo Jiang, Bo Wang

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In this paper, a new method is proposed to test whether the automotive lamp's light pattern or shape satisfies the ECE or SAE regulation at about 3-5 m distance instead of the 25 m distances. From the simulation results, we can draw functions that can describe the correlation between the light source flux and the distance from the receiver plane to the light source. By this method, we can easily test the satisfaction of the light pattern or shape with the regulation of ECE or SAE or National Standard of China in Automobile Lamp test. By this method, an economically efficient method may be provided for our test before the lamps' formal test in the specified testing field.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-552
Number of pages4
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2009


  • Automotive lamp
  • Light pattern
  • Photometric characteristics
  • Simulation
  • Test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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