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Reference EN 60400:2008
Title Lampholders for tubular fluorescent lamps and starterholders
Project Number 21374
Abstract/Scope IEC 60400:2008 states the technical and dimensional requirements for lampholders for tubular fluorescent lamps and for starterholders, and the methods of test to be used in determining the safety and the fit of the lamps in the lampholders and the starters in the starterholders. This seventh edition cancels and replaces the sixth edition (1999) and its Amendments 1 (2002) and 2 (2004). This seventh edition constitutes a technical revision. In this edition, information on lampholders intended to be used in applications where they are accessible in normal use (class II luminaires as well as class I luminaries) has been introduced, as well as requirements for contact-making to pins for single-capped fluorescent lamps, introduction of new fits in the text and Annex A, and requirements for shade holder rings have been adopted.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-09-17
Current Stage code deadline 2009-05-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 34B
Reference Document IEC 60400:2008 (EQV)
ICS 29.140.10 - Lamp caps and holders
Keywords Lampholder; Tubular; Fluorescent; Lamp; Starterholder
Note Supersedes EN 60400:2000 + A1:2002 + A2:2004
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2008-09-17 2009-05-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-08-01 2008-10-01  
5060 2008-06-17 2008-07-01 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-04-11 2008-06-13  
3090 2008-01-11 2008-03-31  
5060 2007-12-18 2008-01-07 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-07-13 2007-12-14  
1090 2007-07-10 2007-07-13  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-08-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-09-17
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-11-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-05-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-08-01


Supersedes EN 60400:2000
EN 60400:2000/A1:2002
EN 60400:2000/A2:2004
EN 60400:2000/A1:2002/corrigendum Jul. 2003
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 4046-4:2002
EN 60061-1:1993
EN 60061-2:1993
EN 60061-3:1993
HD 323.2.20 S3:1988
EN 60068-2-75:1997
EN 60081:1998
EN 60112:2003
EN 60155:1995
EN 60238:2004
corr. January 2005
EN 60352-1:1997
EN 60399:2004
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
EN 60598-1:2008
EN 60664-1:2007
EN 60695-2-11:2001
EN 60695-11-5:2005
EN 61199:1999

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