Self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps for general lighting services - Performance requirements

IEC 60969:2016 is available as IEC 60969:2016 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the 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.

Lampes à fluorescence compactes à ballast intégré pour l'éclairage général - Exigences de performances

L'IEC 60969:2016 spécifie les exigences de performances, les méthodes d'essais et les conditions exigées pour démontrer la conformité des lampes à fluorescence compactes à ballast intégré destinées à l'éclairage général. Cette deuxième édition annule et remplace la première édition parue en 1988, l'Amendement 1:1991 et l'Amendement 2:2000. Cette édition constitue une révision technique. Cette édition inclut les modifications techniques majeures suivantes par rapport à l'édition précédente:
a) modification du titre;
b) le domaine d'application se limite désormais aux lampes à fluorescence compactes, mais a été élargi pour couvrir toutes les lampes présentant des tensions supérieures à 50 V et toutes les puissances;
c) ajout d'exigences pour les déclarations d'équivalence de lampe, la résistance aux cycles de commutation, le temps d'amorçage, la basse température, le temps de stabilisation, le traitement des déclarations concernant des conditions de fonctionnement différentes;
d) amélioration des critères d'évaluation et de conformité, en particulier concernant la durée de vie;
e) ajout de conditions d'essais de courant d'appel et facteur de déphasage.
Le contenu du corrigendum de janvier 2017 a été pris en considération dans cet exemplaire.

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INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
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Self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps for general lighting services –
Performance requirements
Lampes à fluorescence compactes à ballast intégré pour l'éclairage général –
Exigences de performances
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IEC 60969
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Self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps for general lighting services –
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ........................................................................................................................... 4

1 Scope .............................................................................................................................. 6

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................... 6

3 Terms and definitions ...................................................................................................... 7

4 Marking ......................................................................................................................... 10

5 Test conditions .............................................................................................................. 11

6 Performance criteria: assessment and compliance ........................................................ 11

6.1 General ................................................................................................................. 11

6.2 Performance requirements .................................................................................... 12

Annex A (normative) General conditions for measurement of photometric and

electrical characteristics and requirements for test equipment .............................................. 14

A.1 Method of measuring lamp characteristics ............................................................ 14

A.2 Lamp stabilization ................................................................................................. 14

A.3 Lamp ageing and life test ...................................................................................... 15

A.4 Electrical measurement ......................................................................................... 15

A.5 Photometric measurements ................................................................................... 15

A.6 Time and cycles measurement .............................................................................. 15

Annex B (normative) Test for starting time ........................................................................... 16

B.1 General ................................................................................................................. 16

B.2 Test conditions ..................................................................................................... 16

B.3 Test procedure ...................................................................................................... 16

B.4 Calculations .......................................................................................................... 17

Annex C (normative) Test for run-up time ............................................................................ 18

C.1 General ................................................................................................................. 18

C.2 Test conditions ..................................................................................................... 18

C.3 Test procedure ...................................................................................................... 19

C.4 Calculations .......................................................................................................... 20

Annex D (normative) Measurement of initial luminous efficacy and lumen maintenance ....... 21

D.1 General ................................................................................................................. 21

D.2 Test conditions ..................................................................................................... 21

D.3 Test procedure ...................................................................................................... 21

D.4 Initial luminous efficacy test .................................................................................. 21

D.4.1 Test procedure .............................................................................................. 21

D.4.2 Calculations ................................................................................................... 22

D.5 Lumen maintenance test ....................................................................................... 22

Annex E (normative) Test for low temperature and low supply voltage starting..................... 23

E.1 General ................................................................................................................. 23

E.2 Test conditions ..................................................................................................... 23

E.3 Test procedure ...................................................................................................... 23

Annex F (normative) Test for switching withstand ................................................................ 24

Annex G (normative) Test for lamp life ................................................................................. 25

Annex H (normative) Tests for compatibility with dimmers and switches............................... 26

H.1 Inrush current ....................................................................................................... 26

H.2 Specific requirements for dimmable lamps ............................................................ 27

Annex I (normative) Measurement of displacement factor .................................................... 28

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I.1 General ................................................................................................................. 28

I.2 Phase-angle definition .......................................................................................... 28

I.3 Measurements requirements ................................................................................. 29

I.3.1 Measurement circuit and supply source ......................................................... 29

I.3.2 Requirements for measurement equipment .................................................... 29

I.3.3 Test conditions .............................................................................................. 29

Annex J (informative) Explanation of displacement and distortion factors ............................. 30

J.1 General ................................................................................................................. 30

J.2 Recommended values for displacement factor ...................................................... 30

Bibliography .......................................................................................................................... 31

Figure B.1 – Typical setup for starting time test .................................................................... 17

Figure C.1 – Typical setup for run-up time test ...................................................................... 19

Figure D.1 – Measurement of luminous flux .......................................................................... 21

Figure H.1 – Typical inrush current profile............................................................................. 26

Figure H.2 – Current spikes before I are ignored ........................................................... 27

peak

Figure H.3 – Waveform generator circuit for inrush current ................................................... 27

Figure I.1 – Definition of the first harmonic current phase-angle (φ ) (I leads U ),

1 1 mains

φ > 0) .................................................................................................................................. 28

Figure I.2 – Definition of the first harmonic current phase-angle (φ ) (I lags U ),

1 1 mains

φ < 0) .................................................................................................................................. 29

Table 1 – Locations where marking of rated values is required ............................................. 10

Table 2 – Equivalency with non-directional incandescent lamps ............................................ 11

Table 3 – Sample sizes, compliance criteria and test conditions ........................................... 12

Table A.1 – Conditioning, off time and stabilization time ....................................................... 15

Table H.1 – Inrush current limitations and test conditions ..................................................... 26

Table J.1 – Recommended values for displacement factor .................................................... 30

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SELF-BALLASTED COMPACT FLUORESCENT
LAMPS FOR GENERAL LIGHTING SERVICES –
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
FOREWORD

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International Standard IEC 60969 has been prepared by subcommittee 34A: Lamps, of IEC

technical committee 34: Lamp and related equipment.
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, low temperature, run up time, treatment of claims for different operating conditions;

d) enhanced assessment and compliance criteria especially for lifetime;
e) introduction in-rush test conditions and displacement factor.
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IEC 60969:2016 © IEC 2016 – 5 –
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SELF-BALLASTED COMPACT FLUORESCENT
LAMPS FOR GENERAL LIGHTING SERVICES –
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
1 Scope

This document 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 document applies to self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps of voltages > 50 V and all

power ratings with lamp caps complying with IEC 60061-1.

NOTE Some features of this document could be applicable to self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps of

voltages ≤ 50 V and to other types of self-ballasted gas discharge lamps.
The requirements of this document relate only to type testing.

The performance requirements specified in this document are additional to the safety

requirements specified in IEC 60968.

It can be expected that self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps, which comply with this

document, will start and operate satisfactorily at normal conditions (voltages between 92 %

and 106 % of rated supply voltage, ambient air temperature of between -10 °C and 40 °C and

in a luminaire complying with IEC 60598-1).
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their

content constitutes requirements 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 60630, Maximum lamp outlines for incandescent lamps

IEC 60968, Self-ballasted fluorescent lamps for general lighting services – Safety

requirements

IEC 61000-3-2:2014, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 3-2: Limits – Limits for

harmonic current emissions (equipment input current <= 16 A per phase)

IEC 61000-4-7, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 4-7: Testing and measurement

techniques – General guide on harmonics and interharmonics measurements and
instrumentation, for power supply systems and equipment connected thereto

IEC TR 61341, Method of measurement of centre beam intensity and beam angle(s) of

reflector lamps
CIE 015-2004, Colorimetry

CIE 13.3, Method of Measuring and Specifying Colour Rendering Properties of Light Source

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3 Terms and definitions
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3.1
self-ballasted lamp
integrated lamp

unit which cannot be dismantled without being permanently damaged, provided with a lamp

cap and incorporating a light source and any additional elements necessary for starting and

stable operation of the light source

Note 1 to entry: A self-ballasted lamp is referred to as a lamp in this document.

[SOURCE: IEC 60968:2015, 3.1, modified – The admitted term and note have been added]

3.2
new lamp
lamp which has not been energized since manufacture
3.3
rated value

quantity value, assigned by the supplier, for a lamp characteristic under specified operating

conditions
EXAMPLE Rated luminous flux.
3.4
test voltage
input voltage at which tests are carried out
[SOURCE: IEC 62612:2013, 3.2, modified – The word "input" has been added.]
3.5
initial value

photometric and electrical characteristic measured at the end of a 100 h ageing period

3.6
lamp failure

moment at which the lamp fails to light up, fails to remain alight or delivers low light output (in

case of doubt, low light output refers to less than approximately 50 % of rated light output)

3.7
lamp life
number of operating hours to lamp failure
3.8
median of lamp life

number of operating hours elapsed at which point 50 % of a representative group of lamps

have failed, when operated under specified test conditions
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3.9
starting time

time required for a lamp to develop an electrically stable arc discharge, the time being

measured from the moment the lamp circuit is energized
3.10
run-up time

time required for a lamp to reach a specified percentage of its (stable) luminous flux, the time

being measured from the moment the lamp circuit is energized
3.11
displacement factor

cosine of the phase-angle between the fundamental harmonic current and the mains voltage

Note 1 to entry: Displacement factor is explained in Annex J.
3.12
distortion factor
factor indicating the level of harmonic current distortion
Note 1 to entry: Distortion factor is explained in Annex J.
3.13
power factor

under periodic conditions, ratio of the absolute value of the active power to the apparent

power

Note 1 to entry: Alternatively, the power factor is the product of the displacement and distortion factor.

3.14
lumen maintenance

luminous flux at a given time in the life of a lamp, divided by the initial luminous flux of the

lamp

Note 1 to entry: Lumen maintenance is expressed as a percentage of the initial luminous flux.

3.15
lamp type

lamps that, independent of the type of cap, have identical rated values in relation to the

relevant compliance test
3.16
lamp stabilization time
time required for a lamp to reach stable conditions for measurement
3.17
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 standard
[SOURCE: IEC 60598-1:2014, 1.2.44]
3.18
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
[SOURCE: IEC 60598-1:2014, 1.2.45]
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3.19
luminous efficacy
quotient of the lamp luminous flux by the lamp power consumption
3.20
beam angle

angle between two imaginary lines in a plane through the optical beam axis, such that these

lines pass through the centre of the front face of the lamp and through points at which the

luminous intensity is 50 % of the centre beam intensity
[SOURCE: IEC TR 61341:2010, 2.4]
3.21
ageing

preconditioning of lamps by operating them at controlled conditions for a specified period

3.22
supplier
manufacturer, responsible vendor or importer
3.23
dimmable lamp

lamp that is capable of producing varying levels of light when paired with a control or dimmer

3.24
inrush current
transient current associated with energizing a lamp
3.25
chromaticity coordinates
ratio of each of a set of three tristimulus values to their sum
[SOURCE: IEC 60050-845:1987, 845-03-33, modified – The notes have been deleted]
3.26
correlated colour temperature
CCT

temperature of the Planckian radiator whose perceived colour most closely resembles that of

a given stimulus at the same brightness and under specified viewing conditions
Note 1 to entry: The correlated colour temperature is expressed in K.
Note 2 to entry: This note applies to the French language only.

[SOURCE: IEC 60050-845:1987, 845-03-50, modified – The abbreviated term has been added

and the notes have been replaced]
3.27
colour rendering index
CRI

measure of the degree to which the psychophysical colour of an object illuminated by the test

illuminant conforms to that of the same object illuminated by the reference illuminant, suitable

allowance having been made for the state of chromatic adaptation
Note 1 to entry: This note applies to the French language only.
[SOURCE: IEC 60050-845:1987, 845-02-61]
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3.28
colour code

3-digit code expressing the rated colour rendering index and the rated correlated colour

temperature as described in IEC TR 62732
Note 1 to entry: The light colour designation is detailed in IEC TR 62732.
4 Marking

For this performance standard the following data shall be provided (in addition to the

mandatory data required by IEC 60968) by the supplier and located as specified in Table 1.

The rated values refer to performance claims under the general conditions for measurement

as specified in Clause A.1.
Table 1 – Locations where marking of rated values is required
Product
Product
Parameter (rated) Product datasheets
packaging
or leaflets
a) Initial luminous flux of the lamp (lm)
- x x
(luminous flux for reflector lamps is under consideration)
b) Beam angle (degrees) and centre beam intensity (cd) measured in
- x x
accordance with IEC TR 61341 for reflector lamps
c) Initial luminous efficacy (lm/W) - - x
d) Correlated colour temperature (
...

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