IEC 60968:2015 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). This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2012. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition, where additions have been made to the following:
a) caps and prevention of cap misuse;
c) mechanical and electrical strength;
d) creepage distances and clearances;
e) end of lamp life precaution;
f) abnormal operation;
g) test conditions for dimmable and three-way lamps;
h) water contact related marking;
i) verification, and assessment;
j) information for luminaire design in the form of annexes.
The contents of the corrigendum of March 2015 have been included in this copy.