SAE Lighting Identification Codes

    SAE J759

    SAE International stands for the International Society of Automotive and Aerospace Engineers. They provide the standards that all vehicle safety products must adhere to. As you can see, they identify type of equipment by a letter/number code for each product group.

    Side Turn lens show SAE CodesEvery Grote lamp carries the relevant SAE Lighting Identification Code on its lens. For example, this Grote side marker has SAE EE2P3 11 DOT on the lens indicating that it is an SAE Certified Intermediate Side Marker Lamp (P3) approved for large vehicles (E), and smaller vehicles (E2). The 11 stands for the year it was approved (2011) and DOT stands for the approving agency (U.S. Department of Transportation).

     

    Use this information in conjunction with the Federal Lighting Equipment Location Requirements for each product shown on our FMVSS Requirements page.

    AReflex reflectorsOSpot Lamps
    A2Wide angle reflex reflectorsPParking lamps
    CMotorcycle auxiliary front lampsP2Clearance, side marker, and identification lamps
    DMotorcycle turn signal lampsP3Clearance, side marker, and identification lamps for use on vehicles 2032 mm or more in overall width
    ESide turn signal lamps-vehicles 12 m or more in lengthPCCombination clearance and side marker lamps
    E2Side turn signal lamps – vehicles less than 12 m in lengthPC2Combination clearance and side marker lamps for use on vehicles 2032 mm or more in overall width
    FFront fog lampsQTurn signal operating units-Class A
    F2Fog tail lampsQBTurn signal operating units-Class B
    GTruck cargo lampQCVehicular hazard warning signal operating unit
    HSealed beam headlampRBackup lamps
    HGDischarge forward lighting (headlamp)SStop lamps
    HHSealed beam headlamp housingS2Stop lamp for use on vehicles 2032 mm or more in overall width
    HRReplaceable bulb headlampTTail lamps (rear position lamps)
    ITurn signal lampsT2Tail lamps for use on vehicles 2032 mm or more in overall width
    I3Turn signal lamps spaced from 75 mm to less than 100 mm from headlampUSupplemental high-mounted stop and turn signal lamps
    I4Turn signal lamps spaced from 60 mm   to less than 75 mm from headlampU2High-mounted stop lamps for trucks 2032 mm or more in overall width
    I5Turn signal lamps spaced less than 60 mm from headlampU3Center high-mounted stop lamp for passenger cars, light trucks, and MPVs
    I6Rear mounted turn signal lamps and front mounted turn signal lamps mounted 100 mm or more from the headlamp, for use on vehicles 2032 mm or more in overall widthWWarning lamps for emergency, maintenance, and service vehicles
    I7Front mounted turn signal lamps mounted less than 100 mm from the headlamp, for use on vehicles 2032 mm or more in overall widthW2Warning lamps for school buses
    J590Turn signal flasherW3360 degree emergency warning lamps
    J945Hazard warning signal flasherW4Emergency warning device
    J1054Warning lamp alternating flasherW5-1360 degree gaseous discharge lamp-Class 1
    KFront cornering lampsW5-2360 degree gaseous discharge lamp-Class 2
    K2Rear cornering lampsW5-3360 degree gaseous discharge lamp-Class 3
    LLicense plate lampsYDriving lamps
    MMotorcyle headlamps-motorcycle typeY2Daytime running lamps
    NMotorcycle headlamps-motor driven cycle type