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Federal Lighting Reqs

Federal Lighting Requirements for Trucks, Buses and MPVs

Every lamp, reflex reflector, and conspicuity treatment (device) must be permanently attached in the location specified in table below and must comply with all applicable requirements prescribed for it by FMVSS/CMVSS 108. The face of any device on the front/rear and sides should be, respectively perpendicular and parallel to vehicle centerline, unless it is photometrically certified at installation angle. No part of the vehicle shall prevent any device from meeting its prescribed requirements unless an auxiliary device meeting all prescribed requirements is installed.


In Canada, manufacturers and importers of vehicles must have the proper certification test records demonstrating compliance of lighting components with all prescribed requirements.


See the full standards from the NHTSA website here.

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