BS EN 62612:2013+A2:2018 Self-ballasted LED lamps for general lighting services with supply voltages > 50 V. Performance requirements. Amendment 2

BS EN 62612:2013+A2:2018

Self-ballasted LED lamps for general lighting services with supply voltages > 50 V. Performance requirements

Status : Current   Published : September 2013



What is this standard about?

This International Standard specifies the performance requirements, together with the test methods and conditions, required to show compliance of LED lamps with integral means for stable operation, intended for domestic and similar general lighting purposes, having:

• a rated power up to 60 W;

• a rated voltage of > 50 V a.c. up to 250 V a.c.;

• a lamp cap as listed in IEC 62560.

These performance requirements are additional to the safety requirements in IEC 62560.

The only feature provided by this standard, when applied for replacement purposes, is information on maximum lamp outlines.

The requirements of this standard relate to type testing. This standard covers LED lamps that intentionally produce white light, based on inorganic LEDs.

Recommendations for whole product testing or batch testing are under consideration.

The life time of LED lamps is in most cases much longer than the practical test times. Consequently, verification of manufacturer’s life time claims cannot be made in a sufficiently confident way, because projecting test data further in time is not standardised. For that reason the acceptance or rejection of a manufacturer’s life time claim, past an operational time as stated in 7.1, is out of the scope of this standard.

Instead of life time validation, this standard has opted for lumen maintenance codes at a defined finite test time. Therefore, the code number does not imply a prediction of achievable life time. The categories, represented by the code, are lumen-depreciation character categories showing behaviour in agreement with manufacturer’s information, provided before the test is started.

In order to validate a life time claim, several methods of test data extrapolation exist. A general method of projecting measurement data beyond limited test time is under consideration.

The pass/fail criterion of the life time test as defined in this standard is different from the life time metrics claimed by manufacturers. For explanation of recommended life time metrics.

Standard NumberBS EN 62612:2013+A2:2018
TitleSelf-ballasted LED lamps for general lighting services with supply voltages > 50 V. Performance requirements
Publication Date30 September 2013
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 62560, EN 60081, IEC 60081, EN 60068-2-14, EN 61000-4-7, IEC 60630+A2:2009, EN 61341, CIE 121:1996, IEC 60068-2-14, EN 62560, CIE 13.3:1995, IEC 61000-4-7, IEC 62717, CIE 13.2, IEC/TS 62504, IEC 60630, IEC/TR 62732, EN 62717, IEC 60050, CIE 177, CIE S 017/E, ANSI/IES LM-80-15, EN 60630, IEC/TR 61341, IEC 61000-3-2:2005
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
International RelationshipsEN 62612:2013/A2:2018,IEC 62612:2013/AMD2:2018
Amended ByAmendment, April 2019; Corrigendum, April 2018
Draft Superseded By17/30346778 DC
DescriptorsElectric ballasts, Electric lamps, Photometry (light measurement), Rated power, Lighting equipment, Life (durability), Light-emitting diodes, Light-emitting devices, Performance, Rated voltage
Title in FrenchLampes à LED autoballastées pour l’éclairage général avec des tensions d’alimentation > 50 V. Exigences de performances
Title in GermanLED-Lampen mit eingebautem Vorschaltgerät für Allgemeinbeleuchtung mit Versorgungsspannungen > 50 V. Anforderungen an die Arbeitsweise
ISBN978 0 580 95367 5
File Size1.297 MB

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