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 Welcome to the Lightbar Warehouse on eBay! We distribute emergency, ancillary and flashing recovery lightbars, beacons, LED warning lights, traffic directors, siren systems, chevron kits, vehicle graphics & more. We only sell Chapter 8, CAA CAP168, ECE104, ECE R65 'E' marked & approved products...

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  E approvals
EMC compatibility

This symbol indicates compliance with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) regulations under the European Directive 95/54/EC.  This relates to all vehicle electronic equipment which has to be connected either by hard-wiring (permanent installation) to the vehicle battery or temporarily (by cigarette lighter plug, for example).  After the letter E, the numbers denote which country the product was tested in.  This can be any number within the European Union or certain non-EU countries (e.g. USA and Japan) as the legislation states it must be accepted in all countries.

It is a common misconception that articles have to be approved with an 'E11' mark, however this only corresponds to a test that has been carried out in the United Kingdom and actually has no bearing on the approval and use of a product.

All warning devices must have the EMC 'E' mark as a minimum as this is a legal requirement and is likely to void any motor insurance claim following an accident.  It is also an offence to use warning devices without an 'E' mark.

  E approvals
ECE Regulation 65

In addition to the EMC 'E' test mark above, a majority of our lightbars, mini lightbars, beacons and flashing LED light heads also have an ECE R65 marking.  This means the item is compliant to ECE Regulation 65 which covers the light output of a product (for example, it must meet a minimum brightness criteria from various viewing angles) and is subjected to vibration, heat, temperature and other extreme tests to demonstrate reliability.

This is not a legal requirement but demonstrates a products reliability and performance when compared to non E marked products available on eBay and over the internet.

  CE marking
EMC compatibility

The CE approval is a mandatory conformance mark to display that the product has met the European directives regarding health, safety or environmental requirements.  In the case of warning products, this generally relates to the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) performance under the European Directive 89/336/EC.  This is a legal requirement of a product and can be a pre-cursor for the EMC 'E' test mark.

  CAP 168 approval
Airport and airside usage

The product complies to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulations on aerodrome licensing.  The CAP 168 regulations relate to the safety and operation of airports and airside facilities.  Beacons or other warning devices (e.g. lightbars) not conforming to this legislation are not permitted within airports.

As a general rule, only static flash and some LED beacons are permitted unless otherwise specified by the manufacturer.  For help and advice, please contact us.

  Chapter 8 approval
Road and Street Works legislation

This demonstrates testing and compliance to the Chapter 8 regulations in relation to vehicle conspicuity through the use of high-visibility markings (chevrons) and beacons, lightbars and LED warning.  For specific advice, please Ask us a question.

  ECE 104 compliance
HGV/LGV conspicuity regulations

As of July 2011, all HGVs must conform to the conspicuity (visibility) regulations of ECE Regulation 104.  These ensure that a vehicle can be seen at a distance of up to 1000m at night.  An 'e' mark is displayed on the materials used to demonstrate compliance.  Without one, the material must not be fitted and the vehicle would not conform.  For more advice on vehicle markings, please contact us.