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Reference EN 60809:1996
Title Lamps for road vehicles - Dimensional, electrical and luminous requirements
Project Number 6857
Abstract/Scope Covers filament lamps to be used in headlamps, fog-lamps and signalling lamps for road vehicles and specifies the technical requirements with methods of test and basic interchangeability (dimensional, electrical anad luminous). It applies to those filament lamps which may be the subject of legislation. In particular, it covers those filament lamps contained in Regulation No. 37 of the Geneva agreement of 20 March 1958 of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) concerning the adoption of uniform conditions of approval and reciprocal recognition of approval for motor vehicle equipment and parts.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1996-01-30
Current Stage code deadline 1996-09-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 34A
Reference Document IEC 60809:1995 (EQV)
ICS 29.140.20 - Incandescent lamps
43.040.20 - Lighting, signalling and warning devices
Keywords Lighting; Filament lamp; Road vehicle
Note EN following parallel vote * Supersedes HD 494 S4 * Title changed 2002-02-13 following e-mail from DE NC
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Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1996-01-30 1996-09-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 1995-11-28 1995-12-28  
5062 1995-10-20 1995-11-28  
5020 1995-05-26 1995-09-30  
1090 1995-05-24 1995-09-24  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1995-11-28
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1996-01-30
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1996-03-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1996-09-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1996-09-01


Supersedes HD 494 S4:1994
Superseded by FprEN 60809:2013
Normative reference (6) ISO 7227:1987
IEC 60050-845:1987
EN 60051-1:1989
EN 60061-1:1993
EN 60810:1994
EN 60983:1996

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