IEC 60968:2012 ED2

Self-ballasted lamps for general lighting services - Safety requirements IEC 60968:2012 ED2

Publication date:   Sep 26, 2012

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Feb 5, 2015


TC 34/SC 34A

International Standard

29.140.30   Fluorescent lamps. Discharge lamps



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IEC 60968:2012 specifies the safety and interchangeability requirements, together with the test methods and conditions, required to show compliance of tubular fluorescent and other gas-discharge lamps with integrated means for controlling starting and stable operation (self-ballasted lamps), intended for domestic and similar general lighting purposes, having:
- a rated wattage up to 60 W;
- a rated voltage of 100 V to 250 V;
- Edison screw or bayonet caps.
The requirements of this standard relate only to type testing. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1988, Amendment 1:1991 and Amendment 2:1999. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition.
a) For reasons of photobiological safety, the scope has been extended.
b) A new definition and clause on UV radiation have been introduced.
c) Clauses on normative references and an annex on literature were added.
d) The latest IEC template has been adapted.

Life cycle


IEC 60968:2012 ED2
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Feb 5, 2015


IEC 60968:2015 ED3