On July 1, 2017, the new GB standard for license plate lighting for motor vehicles comes into force, thus ultimately replacing the existing regulations.
Since July 1, 2016, all new applications for license plates certification are handled according to the new GB standard GB 18408-2015.
Manufacturers whose CCC certificates have still been issued according to the old GB standard or whose applications have been submitted before the publication of GB 18408-2015 must note the following:
As a general rule, all certificates must be updated to the new GB standard by July 1, 2018.
The only exemption to this are certificates which were issued before July 1, 2017,
and whose license plates lightning are no longer produced in series but
only serve to ensure the supply of spare parts, so-called spare- or service-parts certificates.
Depending on the type of light source used, new product tests carried out in accordance to GB 18408-2015 may be required.
- CCC certified license plate lightning that utilize conventional light bulbs do not require new product tests. The certificates can be updated to the new regulations after the annual follow-up audit is passed successfully.
- CCC certified license plate lightning that utilize alternative sources of light do require new product tests in order to update the certificate to the new GB Standard.
All certificates which have not been either updated by July 1, 2018,
or converted to spare-part certificates will be suspended. If no update
or conversion has taken place within 3 months, the affected
certificates will be canceled.
If you have any questions about the update process in general, or on specific changes on the GB standard, please call us at + 49-69-2713769150 or +1-773-654-2673 (US), or write us an e-mail.
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affected by the update of the GB standard, please do not hesitate to
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