What is the difference between E-11 and DOT?

6 replies to this topic
  • 380tom

Posted March 10, 2011 - 09:27 PM


Looking at the Tusk dual sport lighting kit and says it is E-11 rated. Not sure what that is? Is that same as DOT?

  • byggd

Posted March 11, 2011 - 01:56 PM


That's a new one on me. Give Tusk a call!

  • CanadianWR450

Posted March 12, 2011 - 01:52 AM


My best guess after a stab on google......
also makes sence with a hi lo beam of 240v/120v...and only one listed with dual voltages

Edison screw-cap fittings

An example of incandescent light bulb fused with E40 (Edison 40 mm) male screw base.
Type Volts Size ⌀ Name IEC
E5 ≤18 5 mm Lilliput Edison Screw (LES) IEC 60061-1 (7004-25)
E10 ≤30 10 mm Miniature Edison Screw (MES) IEC 60061-1 (7004-22)
[COLOR="Red"]E11 240/120 11 mm Mini-Candelabra Edison Screw (mini-can) IEC 60061-1 (7004-6-1)[/COLOR]
E12 120 12 mm Candelabra Edison Screw (CES) IEC 60061-1 (7004-28)
E14 240 14 mm Small Edison Screw (SES) IEC 60061-1 (7004-23)
E17 120 17 mm Intermediate Edison Screw (IES) IEC 60061-1 (7004-26)
E26 120 26 mm [Medium] (one-inch) Edison Screw (ES or MES) IEC 60061-1 (7004-21A-2)
E27 240 27 mm [Medium] Edison Screw (ES) IEC 60061-1 (7004-21)
E39 120 39 mm (Mogul) Giant Edison Screw (GES)
E40 240 40 mm (Mogul) Giant Edison Screw (GES) IEC 60061-1 (7004-24)

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  • William1

Posted March 12, 2011 - 05:47 AM


I believe, it is a reference to the European common market certification, like DOT.

  • GuyGraham

Posted March 13, 2011 - 03:09 AM


Yes - E mark is a European thing signify road legal
Capital E followed by a number, usually in a circle
I believe the number signifies the country of manufacture

Tyres / lights have to be E marked for use on the road over here, where as you have the DOT marking

  • 380tom

Posted March 13, 2011 - 08:30 AM


So question is..............Does the E-11 marking cut it here in the states?
My best guess is NO-WAY!!! But I could be wrong?

  • GuyGraham

Posted March 13, 2011 - 08:48 AM


don't think so
USA road legal marking is DOT - correct?


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