BS EN 60968:2015 - Self-ballasted fluorescent lamps for general lighting services. Safety requirements

BS EN 60968:2015

Self-ballasted fluorescent lamps for general lighting services. Safety requirements

Status : Current   Published : June 2015



This International Standard specifies the safety and interchangeability requirements, together with the test methods and conditions required to show compliance of tubular fluorescent lamps with integrated means for controlling starting and stable operation (self-ballasted fluorescent lamps).

These lamps are intended for domestic and similar general lighting purposes, having a rated voltage of 50 V to 250 V, having a rated frequency of 50 Hz or 60Hz and having IEC 60061‑1 compliant caps.

For a cap-holder system not specifically mentioned in this standard, the relevant information on safety related tests provided by the manufacturer will apply.

The requirements of this standard relate only to type testing.

Recommendations for whole product testing or batch testing are given in Annex A.

This part of the standard covers photobiological safety according to IEC 62471 and IEC TR 62471‑2. Blue light and infrared hazards are below the level which requires marking.

Standard NumberBS EN 60968:2015
TitleSelf-ballasted fluorescent lamps for general lighting services. Safety requirements
Publication Date30 June 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 60695-2-10, EN 61347-1:2015, IEC 60695-2-10, IEC 61347-1:2015, EN 60901, EN 60598-1, IEC 60598-1, EN 60061-1, ISO 4046-4:2002, EN 61199, EN 60695-2-11:2001, IEC 61199, EN 60360, IEC 60695-2-11:2000, IEC 60360, IEC 60901, EN 60061-3, IEC 60061-3, IEC 60061-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC TR 62471-2:2009, IEC 62471:2006, EN 60432-1, IEC 60432-1, IEC 60410, EN 62471:2008, IEC 60529:1989, IEC 60417, EN 60529:1991
ReplacesBS EN 60968:2013+A11:2014
International RelationshipsEN 60968:2015,EN 61587-1:2007,IEC 60968:2015,IEC 60968:2015/COR1:2015
Draft Superseded By12/30273415 DC
DescriptorsProtected electrical equipment, Damp-air tests, Mechanical testing, Lamps, Testing conditions, Thermal resistance, Tubular lamps, Test equipment, Fire tests, Electric ballasts, Electrical safety, Discharge lamps, Temperature rise, Fluorescent lamps, Marking, Penetration tests, Electrical faults, Electric lamps, Electrical testing, Heating tests, Interchangeability, Performance, Lighting equipment
Title in FrenchLampes à fluorescence à ballast intégré pour l'éclairage général. Règles de sécurité
Title in GermanLeuchtstofflampen mit eingebautem Vorschaltgerät für Allgemeinbeleuchtung. Sicherheitsanforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 81045 9
File Size2.246 MB

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