TITLE 92: TRANSPORTATION
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
SUBCHAPTER e: TRAFFIC SAFETY (EXCEPT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS)
PART 426 BICYCLE REFLEX REFLECTOR REQUIREMENTS
SECTION 426.50 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
Section 426.50 Performance Requirements
a) No reflector for use on a bicycle, excluding those reflectors used on bicycle pedals, shall be considered to be in conformance with the specifications of the Department of Transportation unless the reflector is a reflex reflector which fulfills the performance requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108 (49 CFR 571.108), as hereafter amended.
b) No reflector for use on a bicycle pedal shall be considered to be in conformance with the specifications of the Department of Transportation unless the reflector is a reflex reflector which
1) Meets or exceeds the mechanical test requirements for reflectors under Section 426.50 above; and
2) Meets or exceeds photometric requirements set forth in Table I. below.
MINIMUM CANDLEPOWER PER INCIDENT FOOT-CANDLE
FOR CLEAR REFLEX REFLECTORS
Amber value shall be ⅝ clear values.
These photometric measurements shall be determined in accordance with the testing procedures as detailed in Society Automotive Engineers (SAE) Standard J594e, "Reflex Reflectors", 1973, SAE Handbook, Pages 768-69.