Lamps for road vehicles - Dimensional, electrical and luminous requirements

Covers incandescent lamps to be used in headlights, foglights and signalling lights for road vehicles and specifies the technical requirements with methods of test and basic interchangeability (dimensional, electrical and luminous). Applies amongst others to lamps which may be the subject of legislation. In particular covers those lamps contained in regulation no. 37 of Geneva agreement of 20 March 1958 of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) concerning the adaption of uniform conditions of approval and reciprocal recognition of approval of motor vehicle equipment and parts.

Lampen für Straßenfahrzeuge - Maße, elektrische und lichttechnische Anforderungen

Lampes pour véhicules routiers - Prescriptions dimensionnelles, électriques et lumineuses

Sijalke za cestna vozila - Dimenzijske, električne in svetlobne zahteve (IEC 60809:1995/A4:2009)

Zajema sijalke, ki se uporabljajo v žarometih, meglenkah in signalnih lučeh za cestna vozila, in določa tehnične zahteve z metodami preskušanja in osnovne zamenljivosti (dimenzijske, električne in svetlobne). Med drugim se uporablja tudi za sijalke, ki so lahko predmet zakonodaje. Zajema predvsem sijalke iz Uredbe št. 37 Ženevskega sporazuma z dne 20. marca 1958 Ekonomske komisije Združenih narodov za Evropo (ECE) v zvezi s prilagoditvijo enotnih pogojev za odobritev in vzajemno priznavanje odobritve opreme in delov motornih vozil.

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Status
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Publication Date
04-Jun-2009
Drafting Committee
Parallel Committee
Current Stage
6060 - Document made available
Due Date
05-Jun-2009
Completion Date
05-Jun-2009

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Lamps for road vehicles - Dimensional, electrical and luminous requirements (IEC
60809:1995/A4:2009)

Lampen für Straßenfahrzeuge - Maße, elektrische und lichttechnische Anforderungen

(IEC 60809:1995/A4:2009)
Lampes pour véhicules routiers - Prescriptions dimensionnelles, électriques et
lumineuses (CEI 60809:1995/A4:2009)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 60809:1996/A4:2009
ICS:
29.140.20 Žarnice z žarilno nitko Incandescent lamps
43.040.20 Naprave za osvetlitev, Lighting, signalling and
signalizacijo in opozarjanje warning devices
SIST EN 60809:1996/A4:2009 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 60809:1996/A4:2009
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SIST EN 60809:1996/A4:2009
EUROPEAN STANDARD
EN 60809/A4
NORME EUROPÉENNE
June 2009
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 29.140.20; 43.040.20
English version
Lamps for road vehicles -
Dimensional, electrical and luminous requirements
(IEC 60809:1995/A4:2009)
Lampes pour véhicules routiers - Lampen für Straßenfahrzeuge -
Prescriptions dimensionnelles, Maße, elektrische
électriques et lumineuses und lichttechnische Anforderungen
(CEI 60809:1995/A4:2009) (IEC 60809:1995/A4:2009)

This amendment A4 modifies the European Standard EN 60809:1996; it was approved by CENELEC on

2009-05-01. CENELEC members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which

stipulate the conditions for giving this amendment the status of a national standard without any alteration.

Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on

application to the Central Secretariat or to any CENELEC member.

This amendment exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language

made by translation under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and notified to the

Central Secretariat has the same status as the official versions.

CENELEC members are the national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the

Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy,

Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia,

Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
CENELEC
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
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Europäisches Komitee für Elektrotechnische Normung
Central Secretariat: Avenue Marnix 17, B - 1000 Brussels

© 2009 CENELEC - All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC members.

Ref. No. EN 60809:1996/A4:2009 E
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SIST EN 60809:1996/A4:2009
EN 60809:1996/A4:2009 – 2 –
Foreword

The text of document 34A/1314/FDIS, future amendment 4 to IEC 60809:1995, prepared by SC 34A,

Lamps, of IEC TC 34, Lamps and related equipment, was submitted to the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote

and was approved by CENELEC as amendment A4 to EN 60809:1996 on 2009-05-01.
The following dates were fixed:
– latest date by which the amendment has to be
implemented at national level by publication of
an identical national standard or by endorsement (dop) 2010-02-01
– latest date by which the national standards conflicting
with the amendment have to be withdrawn (dow) 2012-05-01
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Endorsement notice

The text of amendment 4:2009 to the International Standard IEC 60809:1995 was approved by

CENELEC as an amendment to the European Standard without any modification.
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SIST EN 60809:1996/A4:2009
IEC 60809
Edition 2.0 2009-02
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
AMENDMENT 4
AMENDEMENT 4
The sheets contained in this amendment are to be inserted in IEC 60809
Les feuilles de cet amendement sont à insérer dans la CEI 60809
Lamps for road vehicles – Dimensional, electrical and luminous requirements
Lampes pour véhicules routiers – Prescriptions dimensionnelles, électriques et
lumineuses
INTERNATIONAL
ELECTROTECHNICAL
COMMISSION
COMMISSION
ELECTROTECHNIQUE
PRICE CODE
INTERNATIONALE
CODE PRIX S
ICS 29.140.20; 43.040.20 ISBN 2-8318-1032-5
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SIST EN 60809:1996/A4:2009
60809 Amend.4 © IEC:2009 60809 Amend.4 © CEI:2009
AVANT-PROPOS

Le présent amendement a été établi par le sous-comité 34A: Lampes, du comité d'études 34

de la CEI: Lampes et équipements associés.
Le texte de cet amendement est issu des documents suivants:
FDIS Rapport de vote
34A/1314/FDIS 34A/1321/RVD

Le rapport de vote indiqué dans le tableau ci-dessus donne toute information sur le vote ayant

abouti à l'approbation de cet amendement.

Le comité a décidé que le contenu de cet amendement et de la publication de base ne sera

pas modifié avant la date du résultat de la maintenance indiquée sur le site web de la CEI

"http://webstore.iec.ch" dans les données spécifiques à cette publication A cette date, la

publication sera
• reconduite,
• supprimée,
• remplacée par une édition révisée, ou
• amendée.
_____________
FOREWORD
This amendment has been prepared by subcommittee 34A: Lamps, of IEC technical
committee 34: Lamps and related equipment.
The text of this amendment is based on the following documents:
FDIS Report on voting
34A/1314/FDIS 34A/1321/RVD

Full information on the voting for the approval of this amendment can be found in the report

on voting indicated in the above table.

The committee has decided that the contents of this amendment and the base publication will

remain unchanged until the maintenance result date indicated on the IEC web site under

"http://webstore.iec.ch" in the data related to the specific publication. At this date, the

publication will be
• reconfirmed,
• withdrawn,
• replaced by a revised edition, or
• amended.
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SIST EN 60809:1996/A4:2009
60809 Amend.4 © IEC:2009 60809 Amend.4 © CEI:2009
INSTRUCTIONS POUR L’INSERTION DES INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE
NOUVELLES PAGES ET FEUILLES INSERTION OF NEW PAGES
DE CARACTÉRISTIQUES DANS LA AND DATA SHEETS
PUBLICATION 60809 IN PUBLICATION 60809
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1. Retirer les pages 1. Remove the existing pages
2 - 18, 24, 28, 30, G-1 et J-1 3 - 19, 25, 29, 31, G-2 and J-2
existantes, insérer les nouvelles pages insert the new pages
2 - 18, 24, 28, 30, 32, G-1et J-1. 3 - 19, 25, 29, 31, 33, G-2 and J-2

2. Remplacer les feuilles de caractéristiques : 2. Replace the lamp data sheets :

60809-IEC-7110-1 par 60809-IEC-7110-1 with
60809-IEC-7110-2 (6 pages) 60809-IEC-7110-2 (6 pages)
60809-IEC-7120-1 par 60809-IEC-7120-1 with
60809-IEC-7120-2 (8 pages) 60809-IEC-7120-2 (8 pages)
3. Insérer les nouvelles feuilles de 3. Insert the new lamp data sheets:
caractéristiques :
60809-IEC-2132-1 (4 pages) 60809-IEC-2132-1 (4 pages)
60809-IEC-3135-1 (2 pages) 60809-IEC-3135-1 (2 pages)
60809-IEC-4335-1 (2 pages) 60809-IEC-4335-1 (2 pages)
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SIST EN 60809:1996/A4:2009
60809 Amend. 4 © IEC:2009 – 3 –
CONTENTS

FOREWORD...........................................................................................................................5

1 General............................................................................................................................7

1.1 Scope......................................................................................................................7

1.2 Normative references..............................................................................................9

1.3 Definitions...............................................................................................................9

1.4 Numbering system for lamp data sheets ................................................................13

2 Requirements and test conditions for filament lamps ......................................................13

2.1 General requirements............................................................................................13

2.2 Lamp marking .......................................................................................................13

2.3 Bulbs.....................................................................................................................15

2.4 Colour...................................................................................................................15

2.5 Lamp dimensions................................................................................................15a

2.6 Caps and bases ....................................................................................................17

2.7 Initial electrical and luminous requirements ...........................................................17

2.8 Check on optical quality ........................................................................................17

2.9 UV radiation..........................................................................................................19

2.10 Standard (étalon) filament lamps ...........................................................................19

3 Requirements and test conditions for discharge lamps ...................................................19

3.1 General requirements............................................................................................19

3.2 Lamp marking .......................................................................................................19

3.3 Bulbs.....................................................................................................................21

3.4 Caps.....................................................................................................................21

3.5 Position and dimensions of electrodes, arc and black stripes ................................21

3.6 Starting, run-up and hot-restrike characteristics ....................................................23

3.7 Electrical and photometric characteristics..............................................................23

3.8 Colour...................................................................................................................23

3.9 UV radiation..........................................................................................................25

3.10 Standard (étalon) discharge lamps ........................................................................27

4 Sampling and conditions of compliance ..........................................................................27

5 Lamp data sheets...........................................................................................................29

5.1 List of specific lamp types .....................................................................................29

Annex A (normative) Filament shape, length and position ............................................ A-2

Annex B (normative) Measurement method of the colour of filament lamps ................... B-2

Annex C (normative) Test conditions for electrical and luminous characteristics............ C-2

Annex D (normative) Method of measuring internal elements of R2 lamps..................... D-2

Annex E (normative) Method of measuring internal elements of H4 and HS1
lampsE-2

Annex F (normative) Method of measuring internal elements of HB1 lamps .................. F-2

Annex G (informative) Optical set-up for the measurement of the position and form

of the arc and of the position of the electrodes of discharge lamps...............................G-2

Annex H (normative) Measurement method of electrical and photometric

characteristics of discharge lamps ............................................................................... H-2

Annex J (informative) Overview of lamp types and their applications ...............................J-2

Annex K (normative) Test conditions for colour endurance measurements…................. K-2

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60809 Amend. 4 © IEC:2009 – 5 –
INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION
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LAMPS FOR ROAD VEHICLES –
DIMENSIONAL, ELECTRICAL AND LUMINOUS REQUIREMENTS
FOREWORD

1) The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is a worldwide organization for standardization comprising

all national electrotechnical committees (IEC National Committees). The object of IEC is to promote

international co-operation on all questions concerning standardization in the electrical and electronic fields. To

this end and in addition to other activities, IEC publishes International Standards, Technical Specifications,

Technical Reports, Publicly Available Specifications (PAS) and Guides (hereafter referred to as “IEC

Publication(s)”). Their preparation is entrusted to technical committees; any IEC National Committee interested

in the subject dealt with may participate in this preparatory work. International, governmental and non-

governmental organizations liaising with the IEC also participate in this preparation. IEC collaborates closely

with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in accordance with conditions determined by

agreement between the two organizations.

2) The formal decisions or agreements of IEC on technical matters express, as nearly as possible, an international

consensus of opinion on the relevant subjects since each technical committee has representation from all

interested IEC National Committees.

3) IEC Publications have the form of recommendations for international use and are accepted by IEC National

Committees in that sense. While all reasonable efforts are made to ensure that the technical content of IEC

Publications is accurate, IEC cannot be held responsible for the way in which they are used or for any

misinterpretation by any end user.

4) In order to promote international uniformity, IEC National Committees undertake to apply IEC Publications

transparently to the maximum extent possible in their national and regional publications. Any divergence

between any IEC Publication and the corresponding national or regional publication shall be clearly indicated in

the latter.

5) IEC provides no marking procedure to indicate its approval and cannot be rendered responsible for any

equipment declared to be in conformity with an IEC Publication.

6) All users should ensure that they have the latest edition of this publication.

7) No liability shall attach to IEC or its directors, employees, servants or agents including individual experts and

members of its technical committees and IEC National Committees for any personal injury, property damage or

other damage of any nature whatsoever, whether direct or indirect, or for costs (including legal fees) and

expenses arising out of the publication, use of, or reliance upon, this IEC Publication or any other IEC

Publications.

8) Attention is drawn to the Normative references cited in this publication. Use of the referenced publications is

indispensable for the correct application of this publication.

9) Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this IEC Publication may be the subject of

patent rights. IEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

International Standard IEC 60809 has been prepared by subcommittee 34A: Lamps, of IEC

technical committee 34: Lamps and related equipment.

This consolidated version of IEC 60809 is based on the second edition (1995) [documents

34A/592/DIS and 34A/626/RVD], its Amendment 1 (1996) [documents 34A/653/FDIS and

34A/686/RVD], its Amendment 2 (2002) [documents 34A/979/FDIS and 34A/987/RVD], its

Amendment 3 (2004) [documents 34A/1077/FDIS and 34A/1081/RVD] and its Amendment 4

(2009) [documents 34A/1314/FDIS and 34A/1321/RVD].
It bears the edition number 2.4.

The origin (edition 2 or Amendment 1, 2, 3 or 4) of the standard sheets constituting this

consolidated edition may be identified by the headers of the sheets.

The committee has decided that the contents of this amendment and the base publication will

remain unchanged until the maintenance result date indicated on the IEC web site under

"http://webstore.iec.ch" in the data related to the specific publication. At this date, the

publication will be
• reconfirmed;
• withdrawn;
• replaced by a revised edition, or
• amended.
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60809 Amend. 2 © IEC:2002 – 7 –
LAMPS FOR ROAD VEHICLES –
DIMENSIONAL, ELECTRICAL AND LUMINOUS REQUIREMENTS
1 General
1.1 Scope

This International Standard is applicable to replaceable lamps (filament lamps and discharge

lamps) to be used in headlamps, fog-lamps and signalling lamps for road vehicles.

It is especially applicable to those lamps which are the subject of legislation. In particular, it

includes the lamps contained in Regulations No.37 and No.99 of the Geneva Agreement of

20 March 1958 of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE). However, the

standard may be used for other lamps falling under the scope of this standard.

The standard specifies the technical requirements with methods of tests and basic

interchangeability (dimensional, electrical and luminous) for lamps of normal production and

for standard (étalon) lamps.

For most of the requirements given in this standard, reference is made to the "relevant data

sheet". For all lamps listed in Clause 5 , data sheets are contained in this standard. For other

lamps, the relevant data are supplied by the lamp manufacturer or responsible vendor. It

could be based on national legislation.

Other requirements such as lamp life, lumen maintenance, torsion strength and resistance to

vibration and shock are specified in IEC 60810. The latter standard also gives information for

guidance of lighting equipment design, such as temperature limits and maximum lamp

outlines.

Road vehicle lamps for supplementary purposes which are not the subject of legislation are

specified in IEC 60983.

In countries which legislate for approval, for example under the terms of the aforementioned

ECE Regulations, it is suggested that reference is made to this standard for assessment of

compliance. IEC 60810 and IEC 60983 are not intended for that purpose.

NOTE In the various vocabularies and standards, different terms are used for "incandescent lamp" (IEV 845-07-04) and

"discharge lamp" (IEV 845-07-17). In this standard "filament lamp" and "discharge lamp" are used. However, where

only "lamp" is written both types are meant, unless the context clearly shows that it applies to one type only.

———————

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), Regulation 37:1992, Uniform provisions concerning

the approval of filament lamps for use in approved lamp units of power-driven vehicles and of their trailers

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), Regulation 99:1996, Uniform provisions concerning

the approval of gas-discharge light sources for use in approved gas-discharge lamp units of power-driven

vehicles
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60809 Amend. 3 © IEC:2004 – 9 –
1.2 Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document.

For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition

of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

IEC 60050(845), International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) – Chapter 845: Lighting

IEC 60051, Direct acting indicating analogue electrical measuring instruments and their

accessories
IEC 60061-1, Lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of
interchangeability and safety – Part 1: Lamp caps
IEC 60810, Lamps for road vehicles – Performance requirements
IEC 60983, Miniature lamps
1.3 Definitions
1.3.1
category
this term is used to describe different basic designs of standardized lamps.

NOTE Each specific designation, for example P21/5W, H4, D2R forms a category. Most of these designations are

taken from the ECE Regulations.
1.3.2
type

lamps of different types are those within the same category which differ in such essential

respects as:
a) trade name or mark;

NOTE Lamps bearing the same trade name or mark but produced by different manufacturers are considered as

being of different types. Lamps produced by the same manufacturer differing only by the trade name or mark may

be considered to be of the same type.
b) bulb design, insofar as it affects the optical results;
c) for filament lamps, nominal voltage.

NOTE A selective-yellow bulb or a selective-yellow additional outer bulb, solely intended to change the colour but

not the other characteristics of a light source emitting white light, does not constitute a change of type of the light

source.
1.3.3
type test

test or series of tests, made on a type test sample, for the purpose of checking compliance of

the design of a given product with the requirements of the relevant specification.

1.3.4
type test sample

sample consisting of one or more similar units, submitted by the manufacturer or responsible

vendor for the purpose of a type test.
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60809 Amend. 2 © IEC:2002 – 11 –
1.3.5
conformity of production

compliance of the series production of a given type with the requirements of the relevant

specification.
NOTE 1 Production lamps are of the same design as the approved type test sample.

NOTE 2 Local regulations may provide for checking conformity of production by a government agency.

1.3.6
nominal voltage

voltage used to designate a lamp, usually being the battery voltage (6 V,12 V or 24 V) of the

road vehicle supply network.
1.3.7
nominal wattage
wattage used to designate a lamp.
1.3.8
test voltage

voltage at the cap terminals for filament lamps and at the input terminals of the ballast for

discharge lamps for which some characteristics are specified and at which they shall be

tested.
1.3.9
rated value

value of a characteristic specified for operation of a lamp at test voltage and/or other specified

conditions.
1.3.10
tolerance

allowable variation from a rated value generally expressed as percentage of the rated value.

1.3.11
limit values

lowest and/or highest values for characteristics to which the lamp has to comply when

operated under specified conditions.
1.3.12
test luminous flux

specified luminous flux of a standard (étalon) lamp at which the photometric characteristics of

lighting and light-signalling devices shall be measured and which has to be adjusted for

testing a lamp in the standard headlamp according to 2.8.
1.3.13
reference plane

plane defined with reference to the cap or base and with respect to which positions of certain

parts of the lamp are measured.
1.3.14
reference axis

axis defined with reference to the cap or base and with respect to which the positions of

certain parts of the lamp are measured.
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1.3.15
ageing period

period during which unused lamps are operated at their test voltage in order to stabilize their

performance.
1.3.16
standard lamp (étalon lamp)

lamp emitting white or amber or red light with reduced dimensional tolerances, used for the

photometric testing of lighting and light-signalling devices.

NOTE Standard lamps are specified for only one nominal voltage for each category.

1.3.17
production lamp

lamp which shall comply with the requirements of this standard as indicated in the column

“production lamps” on the relevant lamp data sheet.
1.3.18
heavy duty lamp

lamp declared as such by the manufacturer or responsible vendor which shall comply with the

heavy duty test conditions specified in Table B.2 of IEC 60810 in addition to the requirements

specified in this standard.
1.4 Numbering system for lamp data sheets

The first number represents the number of this standard (60809) followed by the letters “IEC”.

The second number represents the lamp data sheet number.
The third number on the sheet indicates the edition of the sheet.
2 Requirements and test conditions for filament lamps
2.1 General requirements

Filament lamps shall be so designed as to be and to remain in good working order when in

normal use. They shall, moreover, exhibit no fault in design or manufacture.
2.2 Lamp marking

The following information shall be legibly and durably marked on all filament lamps:

– the trade name or mark of the manufacturer or responsible vendor;
– the nominal voltage;
– the international designation of the relevant category;

– the nominal wattage (in the sequence: high wattage filament/low wattage filament for dual

filament lamps); this need not be indicated separately if it is part of the international

designation of the relevant filament lamp category.
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Additionally, halogen filament lamps meeting the requirements of 2.9 shall be marked with

a “U”.

NOTE Halogen filament lamps are filament lamps whose category designation starts with the letter “H”.

Inscriptions other than the above may be affixed.

NOTE An example of such an inscription is the approval mark conferred by an administrative authority.

Compliance shall be checked by the following:
a) presence and legibility - by visual inspection;
b) durability - by applying the following test on unused lamps:

The area of the marking on the lamp shall be rubbed by hand with a smooth cloth, dampened

with water, for a period of 15 s.
After this test, the marking shall still be legible.

If the marking is on the bulb, it shall not adversely affect the luminous characteristics.

2.3 Bulbs

Filament lamp bulbs shall exhibit no scores or spots which might impair their optical

performance.
2.4 Colour
2.4.1 Colour of light

The colour of the light emitted by the filament lamp shall be white, unless otherwise

prescribed on the relevant filament lamp data sheet. For some categories other colour(s) of

light are allowed.

The colorimetric characteristics of the light emitted, expressed in CIE chromaticity

co-ordinates, shall lie within the following limits:
– finished filament lamps emitting white light
limit towards blue: x ≥ 0,310
limit towards yellow: x ≤ 0,500
limit towards green: y ≤ 0,150 + 0,640 x
limit towards green: y ≤ 0,440
limit towards purple: y ≥ 0,050 + 0,750 x
limit towards red: y ≥ 0,382
– finished filament lamps emitting selective-yellow light
limit towards red: y ≥ 0,138 + 0,580 x
limit towards green: y ≤ 1,290 x – 0,100
limit towards white: y ≥ 0,940 – x and y ≥ 0,440
– finished filament lamps emitting amber light
limit towards green: y ≤ x – 0,120
limit towards red: y ≥ 0,390
limit towards white: y ≥ 0,790 – 0,670 x
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– finished filament lamps emitting red light
limit towards yellow: y ≤ 0,335
limit towards purple: y ≥ 0,980 – x

The colour of the light emitted shall be measured by the method specified in annex B.

Each measured value shall lie within the required tolerance area. Moreover, in the case of

filament lamps emitting white light, the measured values shall not deviate more than

0,020 units in the x and/or y direction from a point of choice on the Planckian locus

For conformity of production purposes and for amber and red colour only, at least 80 % of the

measuring results shall lie within the required tolerance area.
2.4.2 Colour endurance

Coloured filament lamps for use in light signalling devices shall be operated under test

conditions for colour endurance measurements as specified in annex K.

Thereafter the colour of the light shall be measured by the method specified in annex B, and

all measuring results, but for amber and red colour at least 80 % of the measuring results,

shall be within the limits specified in 2.4.1.

In case of colour filter coatings no cracks in these coatings shall be visible without specific

optical tools.
2.4.3 Coated bulb

In the case of a coated bulb, after the ageing period corresponding to C.1, the surface of the

bulb shall be lightly wiped with a cotton cloth soaked in a mixture of 70 % by volume of

n-heptane and 30 % by volume of toluol. After about 5 min, the surface shall be inspected

visually. It shall not show any apparent changes.
2.5 Lamp dimensions

The filament lamp dimensions shall comply with the limiting values given in the lamp drawing

or on the relevant filament lamp data sheet.

The definition of and the measuring condition for the filament shape, length and position, shall

be in accordance with the appropriate requirements of annexes A, D, E and F respectively.

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60809 Amend. 3 © IEC:2004 – 17 –
2.6 Caps and bases
Filament lamps shall
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