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Reference EN 62612:2013
Title Self-ballasted LED lamps for general lighting services with supply voltages > 50 V - Performance requirements
Project Number 23835
Abstract/Scope IEC 62612:2013 specifies the performance requirements, together with the test methods and conditions, required to show compliance of LED lamps with integral means for stable operation, intended for domestic and similar general lighting purposes, having: - a rated power up to 60 W; - a rated voltage of > 50 V a.c. up to 250 V a.c.; - a lamp cap as listed in IEC 62560. This first edition of IEC 62612 cancels and replaces IEC/PAS 62612. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to IEC/PAS 62612. a) The standard explicitly states that real life time tests are not part of the test regime. Instead, a period of up to 6 000 h is chosen in order to assess manufacturers' claims of maintenance. b) Technical features have been adapted to IEC/PAS 62717 (performance of LED modules) as far as possible. Examples are the family approach and the temperature measuring point. c) Marking requirements are shifted from the product to the packaging. d) The number of lamps to be tested is made test specific, not general. e) First requirements are given for setting the colour for colour adjustable lamps and the luminous flux level of dimmable lamps. f) The structure of tests is clearly divided between requirement and compliance. g) Statistical compliance is separated into individual and average. h) Light output requirements are extended to luminous intensity distribution, peak intensity, beam angle and efficacy. i) The use of the terms 'correlated colour temperature' and 'chromaticity coordinates' is corrected. j) The number of tolerance categories is reduced from 8 to 4, and split between initial and maintained values. k) Colour rendering is differently assessed at initial and maintained state. l) Three lumen maintenance categories are given instead of five. m) The endurance tests are completely re-established. n) The verification (formerly: assessment) clause is completed. o) Information for luminaire design is added. p) Stabilisation is more precise (Annex A on the method of measuring lamp characteristics) and extension is made for the additional photometric and colorimetric parameters. q) Annex B on measuring luminous flux is contained in Annex A. New Annex B provides the photometric code. r) Further annexes are added: Annex C and D for displacement factor, Annex E for life time metrics/reliability and Annex F for examples of LED dies and LED packages.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-08-30
Current Stage code deadline 2014-04-23
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) ERP (2009/125/EC)
Mandate(s) M/495
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 34A
Reference Document IEC 62612:2013 (EQV)
ICS 29.140.01 - Lamps in general
Keywords Self-ballasted; LED; > 50 V; Performance
Note Awaiting outcome of RVC before further processing*2013-07-05: Publication allocated to
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2013-08-30 2014-04-23 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2013-07-23 2013-08-20  
5060 2013-05-27 2013-06-17 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-03-22 2013-05-24  
3090 2013-03-19 2013-03-22  
5060 2012-04-02 2012-04-23 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-10-28 2012-03-30  
1090 2011-10-25 2011-10-28  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-07-23
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-08-30
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-10-23
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-04-23
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-07-23


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) CIE 13.3:1995
IEC 60050:201X
EN 60068-2-14:2009
EN 60081:1998
EN 60630:1998
EN 61000-3-2:2006
EN 61000-4-7:2002
EN 61341:2011
IEC/TS 62504:2011
EN 62560:2012
IEC/TR 62732:2012
CIE 13.2:1974
CIE 177:2007
CIE S 017/E:2011
CIE 191:1996

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