Photobiological Testing of Lamps and Lamp Systems

Strengthen Your Competitive Edge with LED Biological Effects Assessment

Photobiological testing allows manufacturers to evaluate the safety of lamps and lamp systems, including luminaires. Photobiological standard IEC/EN 62471 defines exposure limits, measurement techniques, and the classification scheme for evaluation and control of photobiological hazards from all sources of optical radiation, including LEDs. Various biological hazards are considered, including the biological effects on both the eyes and skin.

Testing to IEC/EN 62471 and IEC/TR 62471-2 enables lamp manufacturers to assess light sources for potential hazards, giving purchasers greater assurance of product safety.

Biological hazards considered in accordance with IEC/EN 62471:

  • Actinic UV skin and eye
  • UVA Eye
  • Retinal Blue-Light
  • Retinal Blue-Light Small Source
  • Retinal Thermal
  • Retinal Thermal – Weak Visual Stimulus
  • Infrared Radiation Eye
  • Thermal Skin

Review our IEC/EN 62471 white paper to learn more:

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Since November 2009, testing to IEC/EN 62471 and IEC/TR 62471-2 has been required under IECEE CB Scheme, European CCA, and ENEC schemes. In the future, the IEC 60950 and IEC 62368 standards will reference IEC/EN 62471 specifically for LED testing, making compliance with these standards essential. Intertek offers global capabilities for photobiological testing.

Bundle photometric testing with your safety testing project to save time and money.


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