Amendment 1 - Discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps) - Safety specifications

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© IEC 2016
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:
CDV Report on voting
34A/1873/CDV 34A/1909/RVC

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 stability date indicated on the IEC website under
"" in the data related to the specific publication. At this date, the
publication will be
• reconfirmed,
• withdrawn,
• replaced by a revised edition, or
• amended.


2 Normatives references
Add the following new reference:
IEC 60598-1:2014, Luminaires – Part 1: General requirements and tests Creepage distance
Replace the existing text with the following new text including new Table 7:
The minimum creepage distance between contact pin(s) or contacts and a touchable metal
shell of the cap shall be in accordance with the requirements of IEC 60061-4 sheet
number 7007-6.
Metal parts of the lamp which are not connected to current carrying parts (for example a metal
cap shell) and which may be accessible in normal use or during lamp replacement, shall be
insulated from live parts by double or reinforced insulation. In these cases the minimum
creepage distance between live parts and a touchable metal part of the lamp or cap shall be
in accordance with the reinforced insulation requirements of IEC 60598-1:2014, Section 11.
Lamps with caps listed in Table 7 shall comply with these requirements.

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Table 7 – Voltage to be considered for creepage and clearance
Cap Relevant maximum voltage according to Relevant maximum voltage according to
code IEC 60598-1:2014, Table 11.1 IEC 60598-1:2014, Table 11.2
GX8.5 305 V 5 kV pulse
GX10 305 V 5 kV pulse
GU8.5 305 V 5 kV pulse
PGZ12 305 V 5 kV pulse
PGZX18 305 V 5,9 kV pulse
5,9 kV is the equivalent peak voltage based on HF ignition currently used for this system.

For caps PGZ12 and GX8.5, minimum creepage distances and clearances of 6,5 mm apply.
NOTE See IEC 60061-4, sheet 7007-6 for information.
Compliance is checked by measurement.
4.4.2 Insulation resistance
Replace the existing text with the following new text:
Lamps where metal parts which are not connected to current carrying parts (for example a
metal cap shell) can be touched after insertion into the holder shall have an insulation
resistance between the metal parts and the pin(s) or contacts of not less than 4 MΩ for lamps
with a cap listed in Table 7 and 2 MΩ for all others
Compliance is checked by measurement with suitable test equipment using a d.c. voltage of
500 V.
4.4.3 Electric strength
Replace the existing text with the following new text:
The insulation between the same parts as those referred to in 4.4.2 shall have sufficient
dielectric strength.
For lamps with a cap listed in Table 7 compliance is checked with a 3 000 V a.c. voltage of
substantially sine-wave form, with a frequency of 50 Hz or 60 Hz and applied for 1 min. For all
other caps 1 500 V a.c. is used. Initially, not more than half the prescribed voltage shall be
applied. The voltage shall then be raised rapidly to the full value.
No flash-over or breakdown shall occur during the test. Glow discharges without a drop in
voltage are neglected.
7.1 General
Delete the existing second sentence of the first paragraph starting with "This method .".
Replace the existing second paragraph with the following new text:
Details of a batch test procedure which can be used to make a limited assessment of batches
are given in 7.3. Requirements for batch testing are included in order to enable the
assessment of batches presumed to contain unsafe lamps. As some safety requirements
cannot be checked by batch testing, and as there may be no previous knowledge of the

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manufacturer's quality, where a batch is found to be acceptable, it may only be concluded that
there is no reason to reject the batch on safety grounds.
7.2 Assessment of whole production by means of manufacturer's records
Delete the existing Subclauses 7.2.1, 7.2.2 and 7.2.3 and replace with the following new text:
For additional provisions for certification, see Annex K.
7.3.1 Sampling for batch testing
Replace the existing first sentence of the first paragraph with the following new text:
The lamps for testing shall be selected in a way as to ensure proper representation.
F.3 Cap/holder – key configuration
Replace the existing title of Clause F.3 with the following new title:
F.3 Cap/holder – Key configuration and information for class II luminaires
Add, at the end of the existing Clause F.3, the following new text:
Some lamps with cap codes listed in Table 7 have metal parts which are not connected to
current carrying parts (for example a metal cap shell) which can be touched after insertion
into the lampholder. These lamps are provided with double or reinforced insulation according
to the voltages listed in Table 7.
In case the lamps are supplied or used in class II luminaire where the above mentioned
voltages are exceeded (if it is allowed by the lamp data sheet or by the lamp manufacturer),
the luminaire manufacturer shall provide extra insulation between the metal part of the cap
and accessible conductive part of the luminaire.
Add, after the existing Clause F.6, the following new Clause F.7:
F.7 Water contact
All lamps within the scope of this standard should be protected from direct water contact, for
example by drips, splashing by the luminaire, if the luminaire is rated at IPX1 or higher.
NOTE The X in the IP number indicates a missing numeral but both of the appropriate numerals are marked on
the luminaire.
Add, after Annex J, the following new Annex K:

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Annex K

Additional requirements for certification
K.1 General
The manufacturer should show evidence that his products comply with the particular
requirements of Clause K.2. To this end, the manufacturer should make available all the
results of his product testing pertinent to the requirements of this standard.
The test results may be drawn from working records and, as such, may not be immediately
available in collated form.
The assessment should be based in general on individual factories, each meeting the
acceptance criteria of Clause K.2. However, a number of factories may be grouped together,
provided they are under the same quality management. For certification purposes, one
certificate may be issued to cover a nominated group of factories, but the certification
authority may have the right to visit each plant to examine the local relevant records and
quality control procedures.
For certification purposes, the manufacturer may declare a list of marks of origin and
corresponding lamp families, groups, etc. The certificate may be taken to include all lamps so
listed made by the manufacturer. Notification of additions or deletions may be made at any
In presenting the test results, the manufacturer may combine the results of different lamp
families, groups and/or types according to column 4 of Table K.1.
The whole production assessment requires that the quality control procedures of a
manufacturer should satisfy recognized quality system requirements for final inspection.
Within the framework of a quality system based also on in-process inspection and testing, the
manufacturer may show compliance with some of the requirements of this standard by means
of in-process inspection instead of finished product testing.
The manufacturer should provide sufficient test records with respect to each clause and
subclause as indicated in column 5 of Table K.1.
The number of nonconformities in the manufacturer’s records should not exceed the limits
shown in Tables K.2 or K.3 relevant to the acceptable quality level (AQL) values shown in
column 6 of Table K.1.
The period of review for assessment purposes need not be limited to a predetermined year,
but may consist of 12 consecutive calendar months immediately preceding the date of review.
A manufacturer who has met, but no longer meets, the specified criteria should not be
disqualified from claiming compliance with this standard provided he can show that:
a) action has been taken to remedy the situation as soon as the trend was reasonably
confirmed from his test records;
b) the specified acceptance level was re-established within a period of:
1) six months for b) and b);
2) one month for the other clauses and subclauses.
When compliance is assessed after corrective action has been taken in accordance with items
a) and b), the test records of these lamp families, groups and/or types which do not comply

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should be excluded from the 12-month summation for their period of non-compliance. The test
results relating to the period of corrective action should be retained in the records.
A manufacturer who has failed to meet the requirements of a clause or subclause where
grouping of the test results is permitted, should not be disqualified for the whole of the lamp
families, groups and/or types so grouped if he can show by additional testing that the problem
is present only in certain families, groups and/or types so grouped. In this case, either these
families, groups and/or types are dealt with in accordance with a) and b) as above or they are
deleted from the list of families, groups and/or types which the manufacturer may claim are in
conformity with the standard.
In the case of a family, group and/or type which has been deleted from the list, it may be
reinstated if satisfactory results are obtained from tests on a number of lamps equivalent to
the minimum annual sample specified in Table K.1, required by the clause or subclause where
non-compliance occurred. This sample may be collected over a short period of time.
In the case of new products, there may be features which are common to existing lamp
families, groups and/or types, and these can be taken as being in compliance if the new
product is taken into the sampling scheme as soon as manufacture is started. Any feature not
so covered should be tested before production starts.
K.2 Assessment of manufacturer’s records for particular tests
Table K.1 specifies the type of test and other information which applies to the method of
assessing compliance to the requirements of various clauses and subclauses.
A design test needs be repeated only when a substantial change is made in the physical or
mechanical construction, materials, or manufacturing process used to manufacture the
relevant product. Tests are required for only those properties affected by the change.
K.3 Sampling procedures for the whole production testing
The conditions of Table K.1 apply.
The whole production running tests should be applied at least once per production day. They
may also be based on in-process inspection and testing.
The frequency of application of the various tests may be different, providing the conditions of
Table K.1 are met.
Whole production tests should be made on samples randomly selected at a rate not less than
that indicated in column 5 of Table K.1. Lamps selected for one test need not be used for
other tests.
For whole production testing of the requirements for accidentally live parts (see 4.4.1), the
manufacturer should demonstrate that there is a continuous 100 % inspection.

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Table K.1 – Grouping of test records –
Sampling and acceptable quality levels (AQL)
1 2 3 4 5 6
Minimum annual sample
per accumulation AQL
Subclause Test accumulation of
For lamps For lamps
of test
test records
made most of made
the year infrequently %
4.2.1 Marking – legibility Running All families with the 200 32 2,5
same method of marking
4.2.1 Marking – durability Periodic All families with the 50 20 2,5
same method of marking
4.2.2 Running By group and type 200 32 2,5
Marking – additional
information Dimensional Periodic By group and type 32 2,5
requirements for caps Cap creepage Design All families using the Use Clause G.3 –
distance same cap Cap key configuration Periodic By group and type 125 0,65 a) Construction and Periodic All families using the 200 80 0,65
assembly of cap/bulb same cap and
(unused) – pull test attachment method b) Construction and Design All families using the Use Clause G.2
assembly of cap/bulb same cap and
(after heating test) – attachment method
pull test a) Construction and Periodic All families using the 200 80 0,65
assembly of cap/bulb same cap and
(unused) – torque test attachment method b) Construction and Design All families using the Use Clause G.2
assembly of cap/bulb same cap and
(after heating test) – attachment method
torque test
4.4.1 Accidentally live parts All tests By group and type –
4.4.2 Insulation resistance Design All families using the Use Clause G.1
same cap and
attachment method
4.4.3 Electric strength Design Use Clause G.1
All families using the
same cap and
attachment method Heat test Design All families using the Use Clause G.3
same cap Ball pressure test Design Use Clause G.3
All families using the
same cap Glow-wire test Design All families using the Use Clause G.3
same cap Marking UV RG Running By group and type 200 32 UV Design By group and type Use Clause G.3
b BLH assessment Design By family Marking BLH RG Running By group and type 200 32
5.1. Pulse height HPS Design By group and type Use Clause G.3
5.2.2 Marking self-shielded Running By group and type 200 32 2,5
5.2.3 Containment Design By family
Use Annex I or Annex J as

 For the use of this term, see IEC 60410.

Under consideration.

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Table K.2 provides the acceptance numbers related to AQL of 0,65 % as mentioned in
Table K.1.
Table K.2 – Acceptance numbers AQL = 0,65 %
Qualifying limit for
Number of lamps Number of lamps
Acceptance acceptance as percentage
in manufacturer's in manufacturer's
of lamps in records
records records
80 1 2 001 1,03
81 to 125 2 2 100 1,02
126 to 200 3 2 400 1,00
201 to 260 4 2 750 0,98
261 to 315 5 3 150 0,96
316 to 400 6 3 550 0,94
401 to 500 7 4 100 0,92
501 to 600 8 4 800 0.90
601 to 700 9 5 700 0,88
701 to 800 10 6 800 0,86
801 to 920 11 8 200 0,84
921 to 1 040 12 10 000 0,82
1 041 to 1 140 13 13 000 0,80
1 141 to 1 250 14 17 500 0,78
1 251 to 1 360 15 24 500 0,76

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