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Reference EN 60360:1989
Title Standard method of measurement of lamp cap temperature rise
Project Number 3594
Abstract/Scope This Standard 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 standard covers independent lampholders and lampholders for building-in, used with tubular fluorescent lamps provided with caps as listed in annex A, and independent starterholders and starterholders for building-in, used with starters in accordance with EN 60155, intended for use in a.c. circuits where the working voltage does not exceed 1 000 V r.m.s. This standard also covers lampholders for single capped tubular fluorescent lamps integrated in an outer shell and dome similar to Edison screw lampholders (e.g. for G23 and G24 capped lamps). Such lampholders shall further be tested in accordance with the following subclauses of EN 60238: 8.4; 8.5; 8.6; 9.3; 10.7; 11; 12.2; 12.5; 12.6; 12.7; 13; 15.3; 15.4; 15.5 and 15.9. Lampholders designed with a barrel thread for shade holder rings shall comply with the current edition of EN 60399. As far as it applies, this standard also covers combinations of lampholders and starterholders as well as lampholders or combinations which are wholly or partly integral with the luminaire. It also applies, as far as is reasonable, to lampholders and starterholders other than the types explicitly mentioned above and to lamp connectors. Where the term "holders" is used in the standard, both lampholders and starterholders are intended.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1989-03-21
Current Stage code deadline 1990-03-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 34A
Reference Document IEC 60360:1987 (EQV)
Keywords Lighting; Lamp cap; Temperature rise; Measurement
Note Supersedes HD 403 S1 * Superseded by EN 60360:1998
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6060 1989-03-21 1990-03-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 1989-01-24 1989-02-24  
5020 1988-10-06 1989-01-15  
1520 1987-09-16 1987-12-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1989-01-24
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1989-03-21
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1989-09-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1990-03-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1990-03-01


Supersedes HD 403 S1:1980
Superseded by EN 60360:1998
Normative reference (6) EN 60432:1988

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(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

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(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

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