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Reference EN 50294:1998
Title Measurement method of total input power of ballast-lamp circuits
Project Number 11741
Abstract/Scope This Standard gives the measurement method of the total input power for ballast-lamp circuits when operating with their associated fluorescent lamp(s). This standard applies to electrical ballast-lamp circuits comprised solely of the ballast and of the lamp(s). NOTE: Requirements for testing individual ballasts during production are not included. It specifies the measurement method for the total input power for all ballasts sold for domestic and normal commercial purposes operating with the following fluorescent lamps: linear lamps with power equal to or greater than 15 W; single ended (compact) lamps with power equal to or greater than 18 W; other general purpose lamps. This standard does not apply to: ballasts which form an integral part of the lamp; ballast-lamp circuits with capacitors connected in series; controllable wire-wound magnetic ballasts; luminaires, which rely on additional optical performance aspects


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1998-12-14
Current Stage code deadline 1999-06-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) BALFLU (2000/55/EC), ERP (2009/125/EC)
Mandate(s) M/095
Order Voucher 4.1031/96-007


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 34D
Reference Document  
ICS 29.140.99 - Other standards related to lamps
Keywords Ballast-lamp circuit; Input power; Measurement method
Note Superseded by EN 62442-1:2011
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
All Energy use Use B2B, B2C


Deadline Date
6060 1998-12-14 1999-06-01 export to doc file  EN
6020 1998-09-01 1998-12-01  
5099 1998-08-01 1998-09-01  
5062 1998-05-29 1998-08-01  
5020 1997-09-18 1998-03-31  
1090 1997-08-28 1998-02-28  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1998-08-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1998-12-14
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1998-12-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1999-06-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1999-06-01


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