BS EN 62471:2008 Photobiological safety of lamps and lamp systems

BS EN 62471:2008

Photobiological safety of lamps and lamp systems

Status : Current, Under review   Published : March 2009



What is BS EN 62471:2008?

BS EN 62471 gives best-practice recommendations to test the photobiological safety of electric lamps and lighting systems, including luminaires. This standard specifies exposure limits, measurement techniques and classification systems to control photobiological and light hazards. Its specifications cover all lamps and lamp systems from electrically powered sources of optical radiation, including LEDs. By complying with this standard, manufacturers can put the right safety measures in place to protect staff and consumers from physiological and photochemical reactions.

How does it work?

BS EN 62471 first presents all the definitions, symbols and abbreviations relating to lamps and lamp systems, before discussing measurement conditions, measurement procedures and various analysis methods. It also gives a clear classification of lamps, and gives an in-depth explanation of the biological effects, including infrared radiation, ultraviolet radiation and retinal thermal injuries.

Who should buy it?

  • Manufacturers of lamps and lamp systems
  • Suppliers of lighting systems
  • Suppliers of components for electric lamps
  • Health and safety professionals
  • Quality assurance consultants

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Standard NumberBS EN 62471:2008
TitlePhotobiological safety of lamps and lamp systems
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 March 2009
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO/IEC Guide:1995, CIE 17.4:1987, CIE 53:1982, CIE 63:1984, CIE 105:1993
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC TR 60825-9:1999, ANSI/IESNA RP27.2-00, CIE 134:1999, ANSI/IESNA RP27.3-96, ANSI/IESNA RP27.1-96
ReplacesBS EN 60825-1:1994
International RelationshipsEN 60264-2-1:1994/A1:2003,EN 62471:2008,IEC 62471:2006
Draft Superseded By01/208742 DC
DescriptorsMeasurement, Luminaires, Classification systems, Light-emitting diodes, Skin (body), Photochemical reactions, Infrared radiation, Ultraviolet radiation, Electric lamps, Physiological effects (human body), Skin-treatment appliances, Light hazards, Lighting systems, Safety measures, Eyes
Title in FrenchSécurité photobiologique des lampes et des appareils utilisant des lampes
Title in GermanPhotobiologische Sicherheit von Lampen und Lampensystemen
ISBN978 0 580 56886 2
File Size1.4 MB

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