1st Edition, March 1, 1998
Ballasts for Discharge Lamps (Excluding Tubular Fluorescent Lamps) General and safety requirements
Includes all amendments and changes through Reaffirmation Notice , 2012
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Description / Abstract:
This standard specifies safety requirements for ballasts for
discharge lamps such as high-pressure mercury vapour, low-pressure
sodium vapour, high-pressure sodium vapour and metal halide lamps.
Section One specifies general requirements and Section Two
specifies thermal and mechanical requirements. The standard covers
inductive-type ballasts for use on a.c. supplies up to 1 000 V at
50 Hz or 60 Hz associatedw ith discharge lamps, having rated
wattages, dimensionsa nd characteristics as specified in the
relevant I E C lamp standards according to I E C Publications 188,
192 and 662.