Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on July 26, 1985.
As of Monday, May 27th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1981 and older model year vehicles with a 4 or 6 cylinders engine.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-156-1
  • Executive Order 156-1 / D156-1
  • ARB # D-156-1
  • Executive Order No: D-156-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-156-1
  • Resolution D-156-1
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Download: Executive Order D-156-1 PDF

D-156-1 Document:



                                                            (Page 1 of 2)
                                   State of California
                  —                AIR RESQURCES BOARD

                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—156—1
                      Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                  of the Vehicle Code


                                   LUMENITION LIMITED
                                      "LUMENITION®


~   Pursuant. to the authority vested in the 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—45—5;

    IT IS ORDERED AND RESQLVED:; That the installation of the Lumenition
    ignition system manufactured by Lumenition Limited, and distributed by
    O.G.A. International, of 1100 Owendale, Suite E, Troy, Michigan 48083—1970,
    has been found not to reduce the effectiveéness of required motor vehicle
    pollution control devices and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions
    of Section 27156 of the Yehicle 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) or electronic ignition systems.

    The device consists of a light emitting diode with a detector block, a
    chopper, and a power module (PMASOQ, PMAGQ, FK109, or FK110}.

    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 poliution control system shall invalidate this Executive
    Order.

    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 Resourceés 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 ORDER D—156—1
                                                           (Page 2 of 2)




        THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION,
        APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AIR RESQURCES BOARD OF
        ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY
        ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE LUMENTTION 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
            poliution 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 polliution
            control device as a certified device which, in fact, is not a certified
            device. Any violation of this subdivision is a misdemeanor."

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

        Executive Order D—156, dated May 6,°1985, is superseded and of no further
        force and effect.


        Executed at El Monte, California, this     fi%? faay of July, 1985."


                                                  ZNDrwu_
                                                 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
COBE




                             July 15, 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
                           9526 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




      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 Yehicle 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) or electronic

ignition systems.

      Q.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 Yolikswagen Bosch, a Datsun Hitachi, and a Saab

Delco brand).

      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.

      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 D—156—1 be issued.


                                  CONTENTS


                                                Page Number


SUMMARY
CONTENTS                                            11

I.     INTRODUCTION

11.    CONCLUSIONS

III. RECOMMENDATIONS
IV.    LUMENITION IGNITION SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

           AND OPERATION




                                                    Nn
V¥.    EVALUATION




                                                    N
V1i.   RESULTS




                                                    @—
VII. DISCUSSION




                                                    w
APPENDICES
       DIAGRAM                                     A—1

       TEST DATA                                   B—1




                                     i1


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 (V.C.) Section 27156 for the
"Lumenttion" 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} or electronic

ignition systems.

      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 Hitach1i, and a Saab

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

by O0.G.A. International, the staff conciudes 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.

III. 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 D—156—1 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 module.        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 bhelow the chopper and is mounted on

the distributor stator p]até.   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.           .

      The Lumenition system is available and compatible for vehicles both

fitted with kettering—type or electronfic ignitions originally.   Fitting

kits containing specific interruptor blades, screws, washers etc. are

provided for specific distributors.   Both fitting kits are utilizing

identical power module and optical switch.

      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/PMA5SO/FK109                Ford Motorcraft EDAZ2
             FK604/PMASO/FK109               Toyota Nippondenso 26163
             LCK216X                         Bosch 023/186001
             FK637 /PMASO/FK109     —        Datsun Hitachi 0609
             FK309/PMAGO/FK110               Delco D302

  These kits cover the majority of the applicable vehicles in the states as

  listed in the company‘s Application Data booklet.         The tests were

  performed by Lumenition Limited, at their test facility, as required per

  Air Resources Board "Criteria for Aftermarket Ignition System

  Modifications" procedures.

  VI.   RESULTS
        Lumenition Limited‘s test data are shown in the Appendices.          The

  submitted test data show that:
        A.     The secondary avafiable voltage of the device test is within ten

               {(10) percent of the baseline available secondary voltage;

        B.     The rise time with the device is more than ten (10}) microseconds;
        C.     The spark duration with the device is more than 100

              microseconds; and

        D.     The spark energy with the device is not degraded by more than

               20% from the baseline spark energy.



  In summary, they meet the Air Resources Board‘s evaluation criteria for

 aftermarket ignition systems.



 VII. DISCUSSION

        Based on the applicant‘s bench test data, the staff concludes that

. the "Lumenitfon" ignition system complies with the requirements for the

 exemption from the prohibitions in V.C. Section 27156.


APPENDICES


                              Schematic Diagram

                           Lumenition Ignition System




A   Distributor cap    K    Rotor   >             X—X    Intersect for tach with current
B   Battery            J    Connector                   trigger (1)
.   Coil               K   Sround             .   T2    Tach. with voltace trigger
é   Distributor       _P   Power wodule
    Optical Switch     R    Resistor
F   Fuse box          S    Ignition switch
&   Chopper           T    Tachometer

                                        A~1


                                         TABLE 1
                             Ignition System Bench Test Data
                        Evaluation of Lumenition Ignition System

                            Ford Motorcraft Brand/4—cylinder
                                         Baseline                       Device
                                Start     ldie      2000 RPM   Start     ldle      2000 _RPM

 Total Spark Timing               *        *           *         *        *           *



k Secondary Available
      Voltage                     36           23     17         37           24     18
 {with load) (KY)
 Secondary Available
     Voltage                      24           15     14         25           16     13
 {simulating fouled plug)
      (KY)

 Spark Energy                     52.8    33.8        20. 7      52.9    32.6        19.4
      {mjouies)
 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


                                       Baseline                        Device
                               Start    Idie      2000 RPM    tart            e

—Total Spark Timing              *       *           *         *         *           *



 Secondary Available
      Yoltage                     29         25     20          30           25     21
 (with load) (KY)
 Secondary Available
     Yoltage                      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.


                                       TABLE 3

                            Ignition System Bench Test Date
                       Evaluation of Lumenition ignition System

                          Volkswagen Bosch Branch/4—cylinder

                                       Baseline                      Device
                               Start    idfe      2000 RPM   Start    Idle     2000 RPM

_ Total Spark Timing             *       *           *         *      *           *

 Secondary Available
      Voltage                    19          28     23         20         28     24
 {with load) {KY¥)
 Secondary Avafiable
     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         10     170
      {microsec.)



 *   Not affected by Lumenition ignition system.


                                          TABLE 4
                              Ignition System Bench Test Data
                         Evaluation of Lumenition Ignition System

                             Datsun Hitacht Brand/6—cylinder

                                          Baseline                        Device
                                  tart        e            RPM   Start      die      150 RPM

 Total Spark Timing                *        *          *          *        *           x

— Secondary Avatliable
     Yoltage                       30           25    20           32          26     21
 {with load) (KY¥)

 Secondary Available
      Voltage                      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      1608     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    Idie      2000 RPM   Start    ldle      2000 RPM

Total Spark Timing              *       *           *         *       *           *


Secondary Available
    Voltage                     20          28     22         21          29     24
{with load) (KV)

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        170       70
     {microsec. )



*   Not affected by Lumenition ignition system.




                                        B—5



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