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Reference EN 61167:2011
Title Metal halide lamps - Performance specification
Project Number 22323
Abstract/Scope IEC 61167:2011 specifies the performance requirements for metal halide lamps for general lighting purposes. This second edition replaces the first edition published in 1992 and its Amendments 1 (1995), 2 (1997) and 3 (1998). This second edition constitutes a technical revision. Compared to the 1st edition, measurement methods for electrical and photometric parameters are included and safety related requirements are deleted as far as they are now covered by IEC 62035. Modern kind of ignition (e.g. aggregated pulse widths) and operation (low frequency square wave) is added with extensive description of methods of calculation for peak current ratio. At the same time, a review was made on lamps in the market which are fit for standardising, leading to a big number of new lamp data sheets in the range of 20 W up to 250 W lamp power.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-05-13
Current Stage code deadline 2012-02-04
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Directive(s) ERP (2009/125/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 34A
Reference Document IEC 61167:2011 (EQV)
ICS 29.140.30 - Fluorescent lamps. Discharge lamps
Keywords Lamp; Metal, Halide
Note Supersedes EN 61167:1994 + A1:1995 + A2:1997 + A3:1998
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Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2011-05-13 2012-02-04 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-05-04 2011-06-01  
5060 2011-02-28 2011-03-21 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-12-24 2011-02-25  
3090 2009-08-28 2010-09-30  
5060 2009-08-17 2009-08-31 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-03-13 2009-08-14  
1090 2009-03-10 2009-03-13  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-05-04
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-05-13
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-08-04
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-02-04
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-05-04


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