• IEC 60155:1993

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    Glow-starters for fluorescent lamps

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    Published date:  30-11-1993

    Publisher:  International Electrotechnical Committee

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    FOREWORD
    INTRODUCTION
    SECTION 1 - GENERAL AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Definitions
    4 General requirements
    5 General requirements for tests
    6 Marking
    7 Requirements and tests for safety
    SECTION 2 - PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION
    8 Starting test
    9 Endurance test
    10 Deactivated lamp test
    Annex A (normative) Ballasts to be used for life testing
    Annex B (normative) Starters for class II fluorescent lamp
                        luminaires
    Annex C (informative) Information for luminaire design
    Annex D (normative) Starter contacts - Suitable metals
    Annex E (informative) Guide to good practice in selection
                          of plastic materials for starter
                          enclosures

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    Specifies interchangeable starters used with pre-heat type tubular fluorescent lamps and should be used in conjunction with corresponding publications for fluorescent lamps and their ballasts.

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    Committee TC 34/SC 34A
    Development Note Also numbered as BS EN 60155. (09/2005) Stability Date: 2017. (10/2012) Supersedes NZS 6704. (06/2016)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher International Electrotechnical Committee
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    PREN 12665 : DRAFT 2009 LIGHT AND LIGHTING - BASIC TERMS AND CRITERIA FOR SPECIFYING LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS
    CSA E926 : 1998 AUXILIARIES FOR LAMPS - STARTING DEVICES (OTHER THAN GLOW STARTERS) - GENERAL AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
    DIN EN 60926 : 2000 AUXILIARIES FOR LAMPS - STARTING DEVICES (OTHER THAN GLOW STARTERS) - GENERAL AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
    BS EN 60598-2-22:2014 Luminaires Particular requirements. Luminaires for emergency lighting
    08/30186575 DC : DRAFT JULY 2008 BS EN 60079-15 ED. 4 - EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 15: EQUIPMENT PROTECTION BY TYPE OF PROTECTION "N"
    IEC 61000-3-2 : 5.0 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) - PART 3-2: LIMITS - LIMITS FOR HARMONIC CURRENT EMISSIONS (EQUIPMENT INPUT CURRENT <= 16 A PER PHASE)
    I.S. EN 60081:1998 DOUBLE-CAPPED FLUORESCENT LAMPS - PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS
    DIN VDE 0711-1 : 1991 LUMINAIRES - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS
    NF EN 60079-15 : 2010 EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 15: EQUIPMENT PROTECTION BY TYPE OF PROTECTION 'N'
    CSA E60079.15 : 2002 : R2011 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR EXPLOSIVE GAS ATMOSPHERES - ELECTRICAL APPARATUS WITH TYPE OF PROTECTION "n"
    I.S. EN 61199:2011 SINGLE-CAPPED FLUORESCENT LAMPS - SAFETY SPECIFICATIONS
    I.S. EN 60400:2017 LAMPHOLDERS FOR TUBULAR FLUORESCENT LAMPS AND STARTERHOLDERS
    I.S. EN 61347-1:2015 LAMP CONTROLGEAR - PART 1: GENERAL AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
    BS EN 60901 : 1996 SINGLE-CAPPED FLUORESCENT LAMPS - PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS
    DIN EN 12665:2016-09 (Draft) LIGHT AND LIGHTING - BASIC TERMS AND CRITERIA FOR SPECIFYING LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS
    BS EN 61347-1:2015 (published 2015-06) Lamp controlgear General and safety requirements
    EN 61347-1:2015 LAMP CONTROLGEAR - PART 1: GENERAL AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS (IEC 61347-1:2015)
    EN 62035:2014 DISCHARGE LAMPS (EXCLUDING FLUORESCENT LAMPS) - SAFETY SPECIFICATIONS (IEC 62035:2014, MODIFIED)
    EN 61199:2011/A2:2015 SINGLE-CAPPED FLUORESCENT LAMPS - SAFETY SPECIFICATIONS (IEC 61199:2011/A2:2014)
    EN 60926:1996/A1:1999 AUXILIARIES FOR LAMPS - STARTING DEVICES (OTHER THAN GLOW STARTERS) - GENERAL AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
    EN 60927:2007/A1:2013 AUXILIARIES FOR LAMPS - STARTING DEVICES (OTHER THAN GLOW STARTERS) - PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS (IEC 60927:2007/A1:2013 (34C/951/CDV))
    EN 62776 : 2015 DOUBLE-CAPPED LED LAMPS DESIGNED TO RETROFIT LINEAR FLUORESCENT LAMPS - SAFETY SPECIFICATIONS (IEC 62776:2014 + COR1:2015)
    HD 60364-5-559:2012/A11:2017 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 5-559: SELECTION AND ERECTION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - LUMINAIRES AND LIGHTING INSTALLATIONS
    BS IEC 60092-306:2009 Electrical installations in ships Equipment. Luminaires and lighting accessories
    DIN VDE 0711-222 : 1992 LUMINAIRES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS; SECTION TWENTY-TWO; LUMINAIRES FOR EMERGENCY LIGHTING
    09/30185891 DC : 0 BS EN 12665 - LIGHT AND LIGHTING - BASIC TERMS AND CRITERIA FOR SPECIFYING LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS
    CEI EN 61000-3-2 : 2015 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) - PART 3-2: LIMITS - LIMITS FOR HARMONIC CURRENT EMISSIONS (EQUIPMENT INPUT CURRENT <= 16 A PER PHASE)
    BIS IS 6873-5 : 2012 LIMITS AND METHODS OF MEASUREMENT OF RADIO DISTURBANCE CHARACTERISTICS - PART 5: ELECTRICAL LIGHTING AND SIMILAR EQUIPMENTS
    BS EN 60921 : 2004 BALLASTS FOR TUBULAR FLUORESCENT LAMPS - PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
    09/30206024 DC : 0 BS EN 61199 - SINGLE-CAPPED FLUORESCENT LAMPS - SAFETY SPECIFICATIONS
    I.S. HD 60364-5-559:2012 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 5-559: SELECTION AND ERECTION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - LUMINAIRES AND LIGHTING INSTALLATIONS (IEC 60364-5-55:2011 (MOD))
    I.S. EN 55015:2013 LIMITS AND METHODS OF MEASUREMENT OF RADIO DISTURBANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF ELECTRICAL LIGHTING AND SIMILAR EQUIPMENT
    UNE-IEC 60092-306:2010 Electrical installations in ships - Part 306: Equipment - Luminaires and lighting accessories
    BS EN 61347-2-1 : 2001 LAMP CONTROLGEAR - PART 2-1: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR STARTING DEVICES (OTHER THAN GLOW STARTERS)
    BS EN 60081 : 1998 DOUBLE-CAPPED FLUORESCENT LAMPS - PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS
    I.S. EN 60921:2005 BALLASTS FOR TUBULAR FLUORESCENT LAMPS - PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
    BS EN 60927 : 2007 AUXILIARIES FOR LAMPS - STARTING DEVICES (OTHER THAN GLOW STARTERS) - PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
    I.S. EN 60079-15:2010 EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 15: EQUIPMENT PROTECTION BY TYPE OF PROTECTION 'N'
    IEC 60598-1:2014+AMD1:2017 CSV Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests
    CCS GUIDELINE E-08 : 2017 LUMINAIRES
    NF EN 60400 : 2008 AMD 2 2014 LAMPHOLDERS FOR TUBULAR FLUORESCENT LAMPS AND STARTERHOLDERS
    CSA C22.2 No. 60079-15 : 2016 EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 15: EQUIPMENT PROTECTION BY TYPE OF PROTECTION 'N'
    UNE-EN 55015:2013 Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment
    BIS IS/IEC 60079-15 : 2005 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR EXPLOSIVE GAS ATMOSPHERES - PART 15: CONSTRUCTION, TEST AND MARKING OF TYPE OF PROTECTION 'N' ELECTRICAL APPARATUS
    CEI EN 60079-15 : 2012 EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 15: EQUIPMENT PROTECTION BY TYPE OF PROTECTION 'N'
    IEC 60364-5-55:2011+AMD1:2012+AMD2:2016 CSV Electrical installations of buildings - Part 5-55: Selection and erection of electrical equipment - Other equipment
    IEC 61000-3-2:2018 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-2: Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤16 A per phase)
    EN 60598-2-22:2014/AC:2016-09 LUMINAIRES - PART 2-22: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS - LUMINAIRES FOR EMERGENCY LIGHTING (IEC 60598-2-22:2014/COR2:2016)
    IEC 60901:1996+AMD1:1997+AMD2:2000 CSV Single-capped fluorescent lamps - Performance specifications
    11/30252196 DC : 0 BS EN 61347-1:2008 + A2 - LAMP CONTROLGEAR - PART 1: GENERAL AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
    EN 60079-15:2010 EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 15: EQUIPMENT PROTECTION BY TYPE OF PROTECTION "N"
    DIN VDE 0616-3 : 1992 LAMPHOLDERS FOR TUBULAR FLUORESCENT LAMPS AND STARTERHOLDERS
    VDE 0711-222 : 1992 LUMINAIRES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS; SECTION TWENTY-TWO; LUMINAIRES FOR EMERGENCY LIGHTING
    08/30186163 DC : DRAFT JULY 2008 BS IEC 60092-306 - ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS IN SHIPS - PART 306: EQUIPMENT - LUMINAIRES AND LIGHTING ACCESSORIES
    11/30242295 DC : 0 BS EN CISPR 15 AMD.3 ED.7.0 - UPDATE FOLLOWING EDITING COMMITTEE REVIEW, INTRODUCTION OF REQUIREMENTS FOR EMERGENCY FLASHING XENON LAMP LUMINAIRES AND NEON ADVERTISING SIGNS
    I.S. EN 62035:2014 DISCHARGE LAMPS (EXCLUDING FLUORESCENT LAMPS) - SAFETY SPECIFICATIONS
    NF EN 60598-2-22 : 2014 LUMINAIRES - PART 2-22: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS - LUMINAIRES FOR EMERGENCY LIGHTING
    07/30169004 DC : 0 BS EN 60400 - LAMPHOLDERS FOR TUBULAR FLUORESCENT LAMPS AND STARTERHOLDERS
    BS EN 60598-1:2015 (published 2016-03) Luminaires General requirements and tests
    CAN/CSA-E926-98 (R2017) Auxiliaries for Lamps - Starting Devices (Other Than Glow Starters) - General and Safety Requirements (Adopted CEI/IEC 926:1995, second edition, 1995-01, with Canadian deviations) | Appareils auxiliaires pour lampes - Dispositifs d\'amorçage (autres que starters à lueur) - Prescriptions générales et prescriptions de sécurité(norme CEI/IEC 926:1995 adoptée, deuxième édition, 1995-01, avec exigences propres au Canada)
    BS EN 60061-4:1992+A16:2018 Lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety Guidelines and general information
    UNE-EN 62035:2015 Discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps) - Safety specifications
    BS EN 55015 : 2013 LIMITS AND METHODS OF MEASUREMENT OF RADIO DISTURBANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF ELECTRICAL LIGHTING AND SIMILAR EQUIPMENT
    IEC 60400:2017 Lampholders for tubular fluorescent lamps and starterholders
    I.S. EN 60901:1997 SINGLE-CAPPED FLUORESCENT LAMPS - PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS
    I.S. EN 62776:2015 DOUBLE-CAPPED LED LAMPS DESIGNED TO RETROFIT LINEAR FLUORESCENT LAMPS - SAFETY SPECIFICATIONS
    I.S. EN 61347-2-1:2004 LAMP CONTROLGEAR - PART 2-1: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR STARTING DEVICES (OTHER THAN GLOW STARTERS)
    I.S. EN 60598-2-22:2014 LUMINAIRES - PART 2-22: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS - LUMINAIRES FOR EMERGENCY LIGHTING
    BS EN 61199 : 2011 SINGLE-CAPPED FLUORESCENT LAMPS - SAFETY SPECIFICATIONS
    BS EN 60079-15 : 2010 EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 15: EQUIPMENT PROTECTION BY TYPE OF PROTECTION 'N'
    UNI EN 12665 : 2011 LIGHT AND LIGHTING - BASIC TERMS AND CRITERIA FOR SPECIFYING LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS
    UNE-EN 61347-1:2016 Lamp controlgear - Part 1: General and safety requirements
    13/30282961 DC : 0 BS CISPR 15 ED 8.0/A1 - LIMITS AND METHODS OF MEASUREMENT OF RADIO DISTURBANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF ELECTRICAL LIGHTING AND SIMILAR EQUIPMENT
    CSA E598.1 : 2002 LUMINAIRES - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS
    07/30168628 DC : 0 BS EN 60079-15 - EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES - PART 15: EQUIPMENT PROTECTION BY TYPE OF PROTECTION "N"
    11/30249765 DC : 0 BS EN 60598-2-22 - LUMINAIRES - PART 2-22: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS - LUMINAIRES FOR EMERGENCY LIGHTING
    13/30277819 DC : 0 BS EN 62776 ED 1.0 - DOUBLE-CAPPED LED LAMPS FOR GENERAL LIGHTING SERVICES - SAFETY SPECIFICATIONS
    EN 60400:2017 LAMPHOLDERS FOR TUBULAR FLUORESCENT LAMPS AND STARTERHOLDERS (IEC 60400:2017)
    CSA E61347.1 : 2003 : R2013 LAMP CONTROLGEAR - PART 1: GENERAL AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
    CSA E926 : 1998 : INC : UPD 1 : 1998 : R2012 AUXILIARIES FOR LAMPS - STARTING DEVICES (OTHER THAN GLOW STARTERS) - GENERAL AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
    CSA E60598.1 : 2016 LUMINAIRES - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS
    I.S. EN 60598-1:2015 LUMINAIRES - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS
    S.R. HD 60364-5-559:2012 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 5-559: SELECTION AND ERECTION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - LUMINAIRES AND LIGHTING INSTALLATIONS
    IEC 60092-306:2009 Electrical installations in ships - Part 306: Equipment - Luminaires and lighting accessories
    BS EN 61000-3-2:2014 (published 2014-09) Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Limits. Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current 16 A per phase)
    GOST R 52350.15 : 2005 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR EXPLOSIVE GAS ATMOSPHERES - PART 15: CONSTRUCTION, TEST AND MARKING OF TYPE OF PROTECTION "N" ELECTRICAL APPARATUS
    UNE-EN 60598-1:2015 Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests
    IEC 62035:2014+AMD1:2016 CSV Discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps) - Safety specifications
    IEC 61000-3-2:2018 RLV Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-2: Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤16 A per phase)
    EN 60081:1998/A11:2018 Double-capped fluorescent lamps - Performance specifications
    IEC 61199:2011+AMD1:2012+AMD2:2014 CSV Single-capped fluorescent lamps - Safety specifications
    IEC 60598-2-22:2014+AMD1:2017 CSV Luminaires - Part 2-22: Particular requirements - Luminaires for emergency lighting
    IEC 61347-2-1:2000+AMD1:2005+AMD2:2013 CSV Lamp controlgear - Part 2-1: Particular requirements for startingdevices (other than glow starters)
    UNE-EN 12665:2012 Light and lighting - Basic terms and criteria for specifying lighting requirements
    IEC 60921:2004+AMD1:2006 CSV Ballasts for tubular fluorescent lamps - Performance requirements
    BS EN 12665:2011 LIGHT AND LIGHTING - BASIC TERMS AND CRITERIA FOR SPECIFYING LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS
    UNE-EN 60400:2011 Lampholders for tubular fluorescent lamps and starterholders
    12/30266672 DC : 0 BS EN 60598-1 ED 8.0 - LUMINAIRES - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS
    IEC 61347-1:2015 RLV Lamp controlgear - Part 1: General and safety requirements
    17/30355026 DC : 0 BS EN 60081:1998/FPRA6:2015/PRAA:2017 - DOUBLE-CAPPED FLUORESCENT LAMPS - PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS
    UNE-EN 60079-15:2013 Explosive atmospheres -- Part 15: Equipment protection by type of protection "n"
    UNE-EN 61199:2012 Single-capped fluorescent lamps - Safety specifications
    I.S. EN 60061-4:1993 LAMP CAPS AND HOLDERS TOGETHER WITH GAUGES FOR THE CONTROL OF INTERCHANGEABILITY AND SAFETY - PART 4: GUIDELINES AND GENERAL INFORMATION
    BS EN 62776 : 2015 DOUBLE-CAPPED LED LAMPS DESIGNED TO RETROFIT LINEAR FLUORESCENT LAMPS - SAFETY SPECIFICATIONS
    I.S. EN 60927:2008 AUXILIARIES FOR LAMPS - STARTING DEVICES (OTHER THAN GLOW STARTERS) - PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
    15/30323478 DC : 0 BS CISPR 15 - LIMITS AND METHOD OF MEAUREMENT OF RADIO DISTURBANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF ELECTRICAL LIGHTING AND SIMILAR EQUIPMENT
    NF EN 61347-2-1 : 2001 AMD 2 2014 LAMP CONTROLGEAR - PART 2-1: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR STARTING DEVICES (OTHER THAN GLOW STARTERS)
    CSA E61347.1 :2003 LAMP CONTROLGEAR - PART 1: GENERAL AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
    CSA E60079.15 : 2002 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR EXPLOSIVE GAS ATMOSPHERES - ELECTRICAL APPARATUS WITH TYPE OF PROTECTION "n"
    UNE-EN 62776:2015 Double-capped LED lamps designed to retrofit linear fluorescent lamps - Safety specifications
    I.S. EN 61000-3-2:2014 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) - PART 3-2: LIMITS - LIMITS FOR HARMONIC CURRENT EMISSIONS (EQUIPMENT INPUT CURRENT <= 16 A PER PHASE)
    EN 60598-1:2015/A1:2018 LUMINAIRES - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS
    IEC 61347-1 REDLINE : 3ED 2015 LAMP CONTROLGEAR - PART 1: GENERAL AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
    BS EN 62035 : 2014 DISCHARGE LAMPS (EXCLUDING FLUORESCENT LAMPS) - SAFETY SPECIFICATIONS
    I.S. EN 12665:2011 LIGHT AND LIGHTING - BASIC TERMS AND CRITERIA FOR SPECIFYING LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS
    EN 60061-4:1992/A16:2018 LAMP CAPS AND HOLDERS TOGETHER WITH GAUGES FOR THE CONTROL OF INTERCHANGEABILITY AND SAFETY - PART 4: GUIDELINES AND GENERAL INFORMATION (IEC 60061-4:1990/A16:2018)
    EN 60901:1996/A6:2017 SINGLE-CAPPED FLUORESCENT LAMPS - PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS (IEC 60901:1996/A6:2014, MODIFIED)
    IEC 60927:2007+AMD1:2013 CSV Auxiliaries for lamps - Starting devices (other than glow starters)- Performance requirements
    EN 60921:2004/A1:2006 BALLASTS FOR TUBULAR FLUORESCENT LAMPS - PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
    EN 61000-3-2:2014 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) - PART 3-2: LIMITS - LIMITS FOR HARMONIC CURRENT EMISSIONS (EQUIPMENT INPUT CURRENT <= 16 A PER PHASE) (IEC 61000-3-2:2014)
    EN 61347-2-1:2001/A2:2014 LAMP CONTROLGEAR - PART 2-1: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR STARTING DEVICES (OTHER THAN GLOW STARTERS) (IEC 61347-2-1:2000/A2:2013)

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