TRANSPORTATION LIGHTING 13-9

Corrosion Test
A sample unit including mounting bracket, if any, shall be subjected to a 20 per
cent salt spray solution for a period of 50 hours, consisting of two periods of 24 hours
exposure and 1 hour drying each, at a temperature of 95 degrees Fahrenheit
(35
degrees centigrade)
.
There shall be no evidence of undue or excessive corrosion immediately after this
test has been completed.
Color Specification for Transmitting Mediums Used with Automotive-
Lighting Equipment
The purpose of this specification is to provide standards for colors employed in
motor-vehicle lighting equipment. It is intended to cover the colors of red, amber
(yellow), and uncolored (white) transmitting mediums.
Red. Transmitting mediums which are to be classed as red must conform to the
requirements for color specified below and may be examined for compliance with the
requirements by comparison with a red limit glass. This glass has been prepared so
that it represents the closest permissible approach to amber (yellow) and has at the
same time the maximum purity of color. A red transmitting medium shall not be
acceptable if it is paler or yellower than the light-limit standard glass when the two
are illuminated by incandescent lamp light.
In case of doubt or samples close to the limit resort must be had to spectrophoto-
metric determinations of the color of the sample.
Amber (yellow). Transmitting mediums which are to be classed as amber (yellow)
must conform to the requirements for color specified below and may be examined for
compliance with the requirements by comparison with amber (yellow) limit glasses.
These glasses have been prepared so that one represents the closest permissible
approach to red and the other the closest permissible approach to yellow-green, both
having at the same time the maximum purity of color. An amber (yellow) trans-
mitting medium shall not be acceptable if it is paler or greener than the light-limit
standard, or redder than the dark-limit standard when the lens and the standards
are illuminated by incandescent lamp light.
In case of doubt or samples close to the limit, resort must be had to spectrophoto-
metric determinations of the color of the sample.
Uncolored {white). Transmitting mediums which are to be classed as uncolored
(white) must not materially change the color of the source illuminating the mediums.
Trichromatic Coefficient Specification
The fundamental specification of these automotive colors expressed in terms of
the standard observer, co-ordinate system and illuminant A (incandescent lamp
operated at 2848 degrees Kelvin; c\
=
14,350) adopted in 1931 by the International
Commission on Illumination is as follows:
Red. For the purposes of these specifications, a red transmitting medium is a
medium which when illuminated with I.C.I, standard illuminant A, transmits light
for which
y
is not greater than 0.335, and
2 is not greater than 0.002
Amber {yellow). For the purposes of these specifications, an amber (yellow)
transmitting medium is a medium which when illuminated by I.C.I, standard illu-
minant A, transmits light for which
y
is not less than 0.398,
y
is not greater than 0.429, and
z is not greater than 0.007
Uncolored (while). For the purposes of these specifications, an uncolored (white)
transmitting medium is a medium which when illuminated by I.C.I, standard illu-
minant A, transmits light for which the values of x and
y
do not differ by more than
0.01 from the values x and
y
for the source illuminating the specimen.