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Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on May 6, 1985.
As of Monday, September 23rd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1981 and older model-year vehicles with a four-cylinder or six-cylinder engine and originally equipped with a Kettering-type (point-type) ignition system.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-156
  • Executive Order 156 / D156
  • ARB # D-156
  • Executive Order No: D-156
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-156
  • Resolution D-156
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Download: Executive Order D-156 PDF

D-156 Document:



                                                         (Page 1 of 2)
                               State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—156
                 Re1at1ng to Exemptions under Section 27156
                               of the Yehicle Code


                               LUMENITION LIMITED
                                  "LUMENITION"


Pursuant to the authority vested in thé Air Resources Board by Section
27156 of the Vehicle Code; and

Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Sections 39515 and
39516 of the Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—4§5—5;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESQLYED:     That the installation of the Lumenition
ignition system manufactured by Lumenition Limited, and distributed by
0.G.A. International, of 1100 Owendale, Suite E, Troy, Michigan 48083—1970,
has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of required motor vehicle
poliution control devices and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions
of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for 1981 and older model—year vehicles
with a four—cylinder or six—cylinder engine and originally equipped with a
Kettering—type {point—type) ignition system.

The device consists of a light emitting diode with a detector E?ock, a
chopper, and a power module {PMA50 or PMAGO).

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for
this device will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications
different from those submitted by the device’manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the device, as
exempted by the Air Resources Board, that adversely affect the performance
of a vehicle‘s poltution control system shall invalidate this Execut1ve
Ordar.

Marketing of this device using an identification other than that shown in
this Executive Order or marketing of this device for an application other
than those listed in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior
approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board.  Exemption of a kit
shall not be construed as an exemption to sell, offer for sale, or
advertise any component of a kit as an individual device.                 *

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect that
the use of this device may have on any warranty either expressed or implied
by the vehicle manufacturer.


LUMENITION LIMITED             ‘              .          EXECUTIVE 0§DER D—156
                                                         (Page 2 of 2)




THES EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE .A CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION,
APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AIR RESOURCES BOARD OF
ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY
ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE LUMENITION IGNITION SYSTEM.

No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by Air Resources Board" may be made
with respect to the action taken herein in any advertising or other oral or
written communication.

Section 17500 of the Business and Professions Code makes untrue or
misleading advertising unlawful, and Section 17534 makes violation
punishable as a misdemeanor.                 —

Section 43644 of the Health and Safety Code provides as follows:

    "43644.   ({a)}   No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or
    advertise, or, except in an application to the state board for
    certification of a device, represent, any device as a motor vehicle
    pollution control device for use on any used motor vehicle unless that
    device has been certified by the state board. No person shall sell,
    offer for sale, advertise, or represent any motor vehicle pollution
    control device as a certified device which, in fact, is not a certified
    device. Any violation of this subdivision is a misdemeanor."

Any apparent violation of the conditions of this Executive Order will be
submitted to the Attorney General of California for such action as he deems
advisable.




                                          poms
      .        .                                  /6
Executed at El Monte, California, this       6 .       day of May, 1985.




                                          K. D. Drachand, Chief
                                          Mobile Source Division


                           State of California
                           AIR RESOURCES BOARD




EVALUATION OF LUMENITION LIMITED‘S "LUMENITION" IGNITION SYSTEM FOR
EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN
ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE
CODE




                              May 3, 1985


EVALUATION OF LUMENITION LIMITED‘S "LUMENITION" IGNITION SYSTEM FOR
EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN
ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE
CODE




                                   by
                           State of California
                           Air Resources Board
                           9528 Telstar Avenue
                           E1 Monte, CA ©91731



(This report has been reviewed by the staff of the California Air
Resources Board and approved for publication. Approval does not signify
that the contents necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Air
Resources Board, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products
constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.)


                                 SUMMARY




      O.G.A. International, of 1100 Owendale, Suite E, Troy, Michigan

48083—1970, on behalif of Lumenition Limited, has applied for an exemption

from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code {V.C.) Section 27156 for the

"Lumenition" optronic ignition system.     Exemption is requested for 1981

and older model—year vehicles with a four—cylinder or six—cylinder engine

and originally equipped with a Kettering—type (point—type) ignition

system.

      D.G.A. International has submitted comparative {without and with

the Lumenition system installed on test ignition distributors) ignition

system bench test data on five‘ignition distributors (a Ford Motorcraft,

a Toyota Nippondenso, a Volkswagen Bosch, a Datsun Hitachi, and a Saab

Delco brand).
      Based on the comparative ignition system bench test data submitted

by 0.G.A. International, the staff concludes that the "Lumenition"

ignition system complies with the requirements for the V.C. Section 27156

exemption and that the system will have no adverse effect on exhaust

emissions from vehicles for which exemption is requested.

      The staff recommends that Lumenition Limited, through 0.G.A.

International, be granted a V.C. Section 27156 exemption for the

"Lumenition" ignition system as requested and that Executive Order

No. D—156 be issued.


                                 CONTENTS



                                               Page Number


SUMMARY                                             i

CONTENTS                                           1i

I.    INTRODUCTION                                  1

II.   CONCLUSIONS                                   1

III. RECOMMENDATIONS                                1

IV.   LUMENITION IGNITION SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

           AND_ OPERATION




                                                   N
y.    EVALUATION




                                                   No
VI.   RESYLTS




                                                   @
VII. DISCUSSION




                                                   t
APPENDICES
      DIAGRAM                                     A—1
      TEST DATA                                   B—1




                                    1i


EVALUATION OF LUMENITION LIMITED‘S "LUMENITION® IGNITION SYSTEM FOR
EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN
égggRDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE



I.    INTRODUCTION

      0.G.A. International, of 1100 Owendale, Suite E, Troy, Michigan

48083—1970, on behalf of Lumenition Limited, has applied for an exemption

from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code {¥.C.) Section 27156 for the

"Lumenition" ignition system.   Exemption is requested for 1981 and older

model—year vehicles with a four—cylinder or six—cylinder engine and

originally equipped with a Kettering—type (point—type) ignition system.

      0.G.A. International has submitted comparative {without and with the

Lumenition system installed on test ignition distributors) ignition

system bench test data on five ignition distributors (a Ford Motorcraft,

a Toyota Nippondenso, a Volkswagen Bosch, a Datsun Hitachi, and a Saab

Delco brand).

II.   CONCLUSIONS

      Based on the comparative ignition system bench test data submitted

by O.G.A. International, the staff concludes that the "Lumenition"

ignition system complies with the requirements for the V.C. Section 27156

exemption and that the system will have no adverse effect on exhaust

emissions from vehicles for which exemption is requested.

111. RECOMMENDATIONS

      The staff recommends that Lumenition Limited, through 0.G.A.

International, be granted an exemption from the prohibitions in V.C.

Section 27156 for the "Lumenition" ignition system as requested and that

Executive Order No. D—156 be issued.


IV.   LUMENITION IGNITION SYSTEM DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION

      The major components of the "Lumenition" ignition system are a light

emitting diode with a detector block, a chopper, and a power modute.          The

components are packaged with installation hardware and instructions and

sold as a unit.

      The Lumenition system utilizes the vehicle‘s original equipment

manufacturer (OEM} coil for the primary voltage source of the ignition

system.

      The chopper is designed to have one blade for each cylinder, as

applicable, and is fitted to the distributor cam within the ignition

distributor.       The detector block sits below the chopper and is mounted on

the distributor stator plate.       It consists of a light emitting diode and

an infra—red ray detector.       The detector block, in conjunction with the

rotation of the chopper, receives signals that are fed into the power

module for the switching of the ignition system primary coil.

      A schematic diagram of the "Lumenition" ignition system is shown in

the Appendices.

V.    EVALUATION

      Evaluation of the Lumenition system consisted of comparing ignition

system test data {without and with the Lumenition system installed on

test ignition distributors) on five ignition distributors.         The five

Lumenition kits selected for comparative testing are:

      Lumenition kit                         .      OEM

          FK3/PMAS5SO                      Ford Motorcraft EDAZ2
       FK604/PMA5O                         Toyota Nippondenso 26163
       LCK216X                             Bosch 023/186001
       FK637 /PMAS5SO                      Datsun Hitachi D609
       FK309/PMAGO                         Delco D302


APPENDICES


                                  Schematic Diagram

                               Lumenition Ignition System




 0——                                                    c
Cak                                                                      P
                                                            Brown
                                                                                            0

                                                                        Red/ black
                                                                        & blue




         Red                                       P                I




     A   Distributor cap   H    Rotor                  X—X     Intersect for tach, with current
     B   Battery           J    Connector                      trigger (1)
.c       Coil              K    Ground                 T2      Tach. with voltage trigger
"*   D    Distributor      P    Power module
     E    Optical Switch   R    Resistor
     F   Fuse box          S    Ignition switch
     G   Chopper           T     Tachometer
                                            A—l


                                         TABLE 1

                            Ignition System Bench Test Data
                       Evaluation of Lumenition Ignition System

                            Ford Motorcraft Brand/4—cylinder

                                         Baseline                          Device
                                 tart          e    200       M   Start     —idle     2000 RPM

 Total Spark Timing               ¥o      *               *         *        *           *



—Secondary Available
     Yoltage                      36          23      17            37           24     18
 {with lToad) (K¥)
 Secondary Available
     Yoltage                      24          15      14            25           16     13
 (simulating fouled plug)
     (KY)

 Spark Energy                     52.8   33.8         20.7          52.9    32.6        19.4
     {mjoules)
 Spark Duration                 2000      1500      1200          2100      1550      1200
     (microsec.)
 Rise Time                        90       80         80            90           75     75
     {microsec.)



*   Not affected by Lumenition ignition system.


                                       TABLE 2

                           Ignition System Bench Test Data
                      Evaluation of Lumenition Ignition System

                        Toyota Nippondenso Brand/4—cylinder


                                      Basel ine                       Device
                                ar        e                    ar         e
                                *       *           *          *       *           *
Total Spark Timing

Secondary Available
    Voltage                     29          25     20          30          25     21
{with load) (KY)

Secondary Available
    VYoltage                    19          14     13          20          14     13
(simulating fouled plug)
     (KY)
Spark Energy                  40.5          30     19.4        46.1    36.3       24
     (mjoules)
Spark Duration                1500     1000       900        1600      1100     1000
     {(microsec.)
Rise Time                       85       75        75          90          75     73
     {microsec.)



*   Not affected by Lumenition ignition system.




                                         B—2


                                      TABLE 3

                           Ignition System Bench Test Date
                      Evaluation of Lumenition Ignition System

                         Volikswagen Bosch Branch/4—cylinder


                                      Baseline                       Device
                              Start    ldle      2000 RPM    Start    Idle      2000 RPM

Total Spark Timing              *       *           *          *       *           *

Secondary Available
     VYoltage                   19       28        23          20       28       24
(with load) (KY¥)
Secondary Available
     Voltage                     13         19     16          14          20     17
(simulating fouled plug)
    (KY)
Spark Energy                    21       47        24          18    47.3        25.5
     (mjoules)

Spark Duration                1000     1400      1000        1000     1500      1100
     {microsec.)

Rise Time                       85          70     70          85          70     70
     {microsec.)



*   Not affected by Lumenition ignition system.




                                        B—3


                                        TABLE 4

                           Ignition System Bench Test Data
                      Evaluation of Lumenition Ignition System

                           Datsun Hitachi Brand/6—cylinder

                                        Baseline                      Device
                              Start      lIdie  1750 RPM     Start     Idle      1750 _RPM

Total Spark Timing               *       *          *          *        *           *



Secondary Available
    Voltage                      30          25    20          32           26     21
{with load) (KV)

Secondary Available
    Yoltage                      20          15    13          20           16     14
{simulating fouled plug)
     (KY)

Spark Energy                     37.3        30    23          46.1    36.3        24
     {mjoules})
Spark Duration                 1500     1000      980        1600      1000      1000
     {microsec.)
Rise Time                        90          75    75          90           75     73
     {microsec.)



*   Not affected by Lumenition ignition system.


                                      TABLE 5

                           Ignition System Bench Test Data
                      Evaluation of Lumenition Ignition System

                            Saab Delco Branch/4—cylinder

                                      Baseline                     Device
                              Start     ldle   2000 RPM    Start    Idle     2000 _RPM

Total Spark Timing              *       *           *        *      *           *


Secondary Avéi]ab]e
    Yoltage                     20          28     22        21         29     24
{with load) (KY)
Secondary Available
    Voltage                     13          19     12        14         20     16
{simulating fouled plug)
     (KY¥)
Spark Energy                    21          54     29        18    47.3      25.5
     (mjoules)

Spark Duration                1000     1500      1100      1000    1500      1100
     {microsec.)
Rise Time                       85          70     70        85         70     70
     {microsec.)



*   Not affected by Lumenition ignition system.




                                        B—5



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