IEC 60968:2012 Withdrawn

Self-ballasted lamps for general lighting services - Safety requirements


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IEC 60968:2012 specifies the safety and interchangeability requirements, together with the test methods and conditions, required to show compliance of tubular fluorescent and other gas-discharge lamps with integrated means for controlling starting and stable operation (self-ballasted lamps), intended for domestic and similar general lighting purposes, having:
- a rated wattage up to 60 W;
- a rated voltage of 100 V to 250 V;
- Edison screw or bayonet caps.
The requirements of this standard relate only to type testing. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1988, Amendment 1:1991 and Amendment 2:1999. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition.
a) For reasons of photobiological safety, the scope has been extended.
b) A new definition and clause on UV radiation have been introduced.
c) Clauses on normative references and an annex on literature were added.
d) The latest IEC template has been adapted.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2012-09-26
Withdrawal date2015-02-05
Available language(s)English/French, Spanish
TC/SCTC 34/SC 34A - Electric light sourcesrss
ICS29.140.30 - Fluorescent lamps. Discharge lamps
Stability date  2015
File size1237 KB

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