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Reference EN 60081:1998
Title Double-capped fluorescent lamps - Performance specifications
Project Number 11636
Abstract/Scope Gives technical requirements for tubular fluorescent lamps with preheated cathodes for general lighting service, operated with or without a starter from a.c. mains, also describes tests for the lamps with non-preheated cathodes operated without the use of a starter. Gives testing methods to be used for checking quality and interchangeability for type testing, for individual lamp batches or for a manufacturer's entire production. Consists of a series of standard data sheets, each giving the characteristics of a specific lamp type. Introduces new co-ordinates for the standard colours together with a new standard 'white' colour.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1998-02-09
Current Stage code deadline 1998-10-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) ERP (2009/125/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 34A
Reference Document IEC 60081:1997 (EQV)
ICS 29.140.30 - Fluorescent lamps. Discharge lamps
Keywords Lighting; Double-capped; Fluorescent lamp; Performance
Note EN following parallel vote
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1998-02-09 1998-10-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 1998-01-01 1998-02-01  
5062 1997-11-04 1998-01-01  
5020 1997-07-25 1997-09-30  
1090 1997-07-22 1997-07-25  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1998-01-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1998-02-09
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1998-04-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1998-10-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1998-10-01


Supersedes EN 60081:1989
EN 60081:1989/A3:1993
EN 60081:1989/A4:1994
EN 60081:1989/A5:1995
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-845:1987
EN 60061-1:1993
EN 60155:1995
EN 60598-1:1993
corr. May 1996
EN 60921:1991
EN 60927:1996
EN 60929:1992
EN 61049:1993
EN 61195:1994
IEC/TS 61231:1993

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