Q1: What Are the Required Certificates for S-Pedelec Electric Bike Light?
A: E-mark approval & EMC certificate are both required.
What is Electric S-pedelec or moped?
The extremely fast e-bikes reach velocities of no less than 45 km/h are called S-Pedelecs.
And in US, many states have adopted S-Pedelecs into the Class 3 category. Class 3 ebikes are limited to <=750 watts of power and 28 mph.
Electric Bike 45 km/h must comply with the type approval based on the EU 168/2013 regulations from January 1, 2018.
In the technical regulation (Regulation 168/2013), the European Union has categorized the Electric Bike 45 km/h as a moped.
EU 168/2013 Regulations
The following chart can help you distinguish the category of Electric bicycles in European Union Regulation 168/2013.
|Maximum Power Output||
25 km/h (Pedelec)
45 km/h (S-Pedelec)
|Pedal Assist or Throttle||
Pedal Assist Only
2, 3, 4 Wheels
Ref: Ebike Laws Around the World
Ref: Moped – Wikipedia
Ref: What is the Legislation for Speed Electric Bikes in France?
What is the important requirement & test of S-Pedelec Lighting?
E-bikes/pedelecs with CE marking and pedal assistance of up to 45 kmh/28 mph are subject to the Machinery Directive. Components that may only be replaced upon presentation of a valid test report. (ABE*, EC, ECE) or part certificate. Because speed pedelecs are classified as motor vehicles and subject to the EU Regulation no. 168/2013.
Headlight：With valid type approval, an identical mounting position as well as EMC proof only.
Rear Light (with brake light and license plate light, if available)
(With valid type approval and identical mounting position only, as far as tested in accordance with ECE regulation as well as EMC proof).
Therefore, qualified E-Bike headlights and E-Bike rear lights for S-pedelecs should have E-mark and EMC certificates. If brake lights and license plate lights available, they should follow the regulation as well.
Q2 : Why Brightness Is So Important For Electric Bike Light?
A : To See & Be Seen!
Along with the e-bikes become more and more used for commuting and sporting, safety issues come to the fore. Headlights are one of the most critical safety gear for every cyclist. As a transport that riding on the road, just like auto vehicles & motorcycles, headlights have to be functional of seeing and to be seen well.
Brightness: enough to see and be seen on the road
As a new industrial development, most of the current electric bike headlight market is generally based on bicycles. The bicycle lights are in illuminance from 40lux – 120 lux. Compared to an E-mark electric bike headlight that with 420 lux (1,550 Lm), they are exactly very dangerous. Because electric bikes generally drive much faster than bicycles.
E-bikes can reach up to 25 km/h for the most common commuting, or up to 45 km/h by speed pedelecs. Moreover, they might even faster for sporting.
“The brightness of bike lights is measured in lumens, and you’ll need anything from 700 lumens, though 1000+ lets you ride closer to your summer speed as such a beam gives you more foresight.” —-CYCLING WEEKLY
E-mark Electric Bike Headlights ensure high brightness and accurate beam pattern.
High Brightness can help the rider with Early obstacles Detection & Early Response.
An accurate beam pattern with clear cut-off line can focus on the road ahead instead of spread the light everywhere even glare the oncoming driver’s eyes.
Accurate beam pattern also provides enough wide beam for safe vision in all directions front, left & right, especially at the road crossing!
Only accurate beam pattern for clear vision can make high-speed Electric Bicycle riding Safety.
Best Electric Bike Light should have E-mark ECE R113 & ECE R10 (EMC) Certificate
All ECE R113 R10 E-mark certificates of BRIGHTSTARTW E-Bike Lights are verified by the most Credible TUV and ensure Your Safety & Reliability!
According to the UNECE regulation, E-mark electric bike headlight which approved by TUV ECE R113 Class C can be applicable on 11KW e-vehicles & even for 125cc motorcycles legal on road. So, you should know E-marked headlights are the TRUE SAFETY GEAR for speed riding, and the opposite as well. For sure, your safety is worth having bright light with REAL TUV E-mark approval.
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