IEC 60969:2016 RLV contains both the official IEC International Standard and its Redline version. The Redline version is available in English only and provides you with a quick and easy way to compare all the changes between the official IEC Standard and its previous edition.
IEC 60969:2016 specifies performance requirements together with test methods and conditions required to show compliance of self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps intended for general lighting services. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1988, Amendment 1:1991 and Amendment 2:2000. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) title change;
b) scope is now limited to compact fluorescent lamps, but expanded to cover all lamps of voltages greater than 50 V and all power ratings;
c) introduction of requirements for lamp equivalency claims, switching withstand, starting time;
d) low temperature, run up time, treatment of claims for different operating conditions;
e) enhanced assessment and compliance criteria especially for lifetime;
f) introduction in-rush test conditions and displacement factor.
The contents of the corrigendum of January 2017 have been included in this copy.