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Reference EN 50285:1999
Title Energy efficiency of electric lamps for household use - Measurement methods
Project Number 7676
Abstract/Scope This European Standard has been produced under Standardisation Mandate M/202 in response to the European Commission Directive implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labeling of household lamps. A method of classification of lamps according to energy efficiency is given in the directive and is not a part of this standard. This standard specifies the test conditions and method of measurement of luminous flux, lamp wattage and lamp life as given on a label on the lamp packaging, together with a procedure for verification of the declared values. Only those parameters that are specific to the above mentioned Directive are included in this standard. All other parameters are included in the relevant lamp performance standards. Lamps covered by this standard are: mains voltage tungsten filament lamps; mains voltage tungsten halogen lamps; self-ballasted lamps; double-capped fluorescent lamps; single-capped fluorescent lamps


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1999-02-08
Current Stage code deadline 1999-08-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) ELLA (98/11/EC)
Mandate(s) M/202
Order Voucher 4.1031/D/96-008


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 34A
Reference Document  
ICS 29.140.20 - Incandescent lamps
29.140.30 - Fluorescent lamps. Discharge lamps
Keywords Electric lamp; Energy; Measurement method; Household use
Note D99/171: BTTF 85-2 disbanded
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
All Energy use Use B2B


Deadline Date
6060 1999-02-08 1999-08-01 export to doc file  EN
6020 1998-09-01 1998-12-01  
5099 1998-08-01 1998-09-01  
5062 1998-06-09 1998-08-01  
5020 1997-10-24 1998-04-30  
3090 1997-09-30 1998-03-31  
2099 1997-06-12 1997-12-12  
1000 1996-06-04 1996-07-04  
1000 1996-03-10 1996-06-04  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1998-08-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1999-02-08
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1998-12-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1999-08-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1999-08-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6)  

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(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

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(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

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.