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Speed Camera LTI 20.20 Ultralyte 1000

We received a Freedom of Information request for the following: RoHS is the acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS, also known…

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We received a Freedom of Information request for the following:

RoHS is the acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union and restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. All applicable products in the EU market after July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance.  

  1. Has the Ultralyte LTI 20-20 1000 been certified as RoHS compliant?
  2. When was testing required for the Type Approval process carried out?
  3. Is this model manufactured by Laser Technology Inc Colorado the same as the ULtralyte 100 LR?
  4. Is the unit specifically manufactured for the UK Market?
  5. Were any extended operating life tests carried out on the unit and were any MTBF figures obtained during the approval process?
  6. Has the Home Office been made aware of any product changes to the unit in particular the obsolescence of any of the components used in the device since the type approval process was completed
  7. Is the unit UL/CSA Approved and if so to which file reference?

We released the following information on 19 May 2011.

  1. We do not hold information about the RoHS compliance of the Ultralyte LTI 20-20 1000 laser speedmeter.  This information is possibly available from the manufacturers. 
  2. The Ultralyte LTI 20-20 1000 was tested by TRL Compliance from October to November 2006.  Kent Police tested the device from August to September 2006.  Devon and Cornwall Constabulary tested it in August 2006 and South Wales Police in September 2006.
  3. The Ultralyte 100LR is not a Home Office type approved device. We do not hold information about the current version of the Ultralyte 100LR, and we do not know whether it is identical to the Ultralyte 1000. 
  4. The Home Office type approved Ultralyte 1000 is customised for the UK.
  5. The Home Office has not asked for or conducted tests of the operating life of the Ultralyte 1000. We do not hold any information about its operating life or MTBF. 
  6. The Home Office has not been made aware of any changes to the Ultralyte 1000 since it was type approved in 2007. The manufacturers of a type approved device are obliged to inform the Home Office about any changes to their device. 
  7. We do not know whether the Ultralyte 1000 is UL/CSA approved. We would expect this information to be available from the manufacturers.