AMECA Announces Accreditation to Code 3 For Testing GSA and SAE Emergency Lighting Devices

AMECA Announces Accreditation to Code 3 Photometric Laboratory For Testing GSA and SAE Emergency Lighting Devices
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Aug. 24, 2010 - PRLog -- Washington, DC – AMECA. (Automotive Manufacturer Equipment Compliance Agency, Inc.) announces the accreditation of Code3 in St. Louis, Missouri to test GSA and SAE Compliant emergency lighting devices.

Only technically proficient, professional laboratories which maintain an auditable record keeping system with a test equipment calibration program and have demonstrated the ability test to every aspect to the relevant safety standard are granted AMECA accreditation. AMECA requires every laboratory to establish and utilize a documented calibration program to assure the required degree of accuracy in measurements. The documented accuracy of all measurement instrument standards remain traceable to primary standards maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the United States of America or the national laboratory maintaining such standards in the country in which the laboratory is physically located.

Code3 has clearly demonstrated that it has the equipment, personnel and appropriate qualifications to produce accurate, repeatable and technically valid test data to meet the rigorous requirements of the AMECA accreditation process.

About Code 3
For over 36 years Code 3, Inc has provided high quality emergency lighting, siren, switching and other accessory lighting solutions to law enforcement, fire, EMS, tow and recovery, and various types of public works agencies. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Code 3’s lighting and sound based warning systems are specified throughout the Untied States, Canada, and over 70 countries worldwide.

The Code 3, Inc. team of employees is focused on total customer satisfaction through the development of new and innovative products, superior manufacturing processes including DFT and lean techniques, as well as superior customer service and world class quality.


AMECA is the designated agent for various States’ road vehicle safety equipment compliance programs and provides compliant product listings - including those used for government purchasing of devices such as cargo tiedowns, sirens, emergency lighting and others. The AMECA program is the only program of its type in the United States. This Equipment Compliance Program is a centralized one-stop service and provides a third-party resource which notifies government, industry and the general public about compliant motor vehicle safety equipment. Our Notice of Equipment Compliance is recognized worldwide as evidence of good faith compliance with the rules regarding regulatory requirements enacted by various State laws.

Every product listed by AMECA has been tested by an AMECA-accredited laboratory and found to be in compliance with applicable United States Department of Transportation (NHTSA and FMCSA), state regulations, and/or Vehicle Equipment Safety Compact (VESC) standards-based regulations. Our clients are the national and international automotive industry, the international standards-setting community, the federal government’s General Services Administration (GSA), and numerous state governments, as well as select foreign governments.

AMECA maintains a listing of items that have been tested and currently comply with these applicable standards. Called the “Compliance List of Automotive Safety Devices”, this listing is updated monthly and is available as a web-based document free of charge. The international "List of Acceptable Plastics for Optical Lenses and Reflectors Used on Motor Vehicles" is also maintained by AMECA. This document is updated monthly is also available free as a document on our website. To receive your free copy of the either document send an email request to

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AMECA, Inc. is the agent for various States of the US to provide equipment compliance program services. The program is centralized, one-stop way register compliant motor vehicle safety equipment and is the only program of its type in the US.
Source:Kevin Wolford
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Tags:Gsa, Emergency Warning Lamps, Law Enforcement, Sae
Industry:Transportation, Government, Automotive
Location:District of Columbia - District of Columbia - United States
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