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Reference EN 62471:2008
Title Photobiological safety of lamps and lamp systems
Project Number 20830
Abstract/Scope Gives guidance for evaluating the photobiological safety of lamps and lamp systems including luminaires. Specifically it specifies the exposure limits, reference measurement technique and classification scheme for the evaluation and control of photobiological hazards from all electrically powered incoherent broadband sources of optical radiation, including LEDs but excluding lasers, in the wavelength range from 200 nm through 3000 nm. This standard was prepared as Standard CIE S 009:2002 by the International Commission on Illumination.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-09-12
Current Stage code deadline 2009-09-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC), ERP (2009/125/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 76
Reference Document IEC 62471:2006 (MOD)
ICS 29.140 - Lamps and related equipment
Keywords Lamp; Photobiological
Note Partially supersedes EN 60825-1:1994 + corrigendum February 1995 + A1:2002 + A2:2001 + A1:2002/corrigendum April 2004
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Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


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5060 2007-03-06 2007-03-20 export to doc file  EN
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1021 2006-08-11 2006-09-12  
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Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-09-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-09-12
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-03-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-09-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-09-01


Supersedes EN 60825-1:1994
EN 60825-1:1994/corrigendum Feb. 1995
EN 60825-1:1994/A1:2002
EN 60825-1:1994/A2:2001
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) CIE 17.4:1987
CIE 53:1982
CIE 63:1984
CIE 105:1993
ISO/IEC Guide :1995

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