Eficiencia energética de lámparas para uso general. Límites y métodos de prueba (Energy Efficiency for General-Purpose Lamps. Limits and Testing Methods).

For the certification process, lamps are classified and grouped by family, in accordance with the following criteria:

All lamps shall be of the same brand and come from the same production plant, in addition to having the characteristics below, according to the type of lamp to be tested.

  • Incandescent lamps and halogen lamps:

They should have the same spectrum. See the following tables:

MINIMUM EFFICIENCY VALUES FOR HALOGEN INCANDESCENT LAMPS AND SELF-BALLASTED CFLs, GENERAL SPECTRUM

STAGE 1

LUMINOUS FLUX RANGE

(lm)

MAXIMUM POWER ALLOWED

(W)

MINIMUM EFFICACY

(lm/W)

ENTRY INTO FORCE
1 490 – 2 600 72 20.69 DECEMBER 2011
1 050 – 1 489 53 19.81 DECEMBER 2012
750 – 1 049 43 17.44 DECEMBER 2013
406 – 749 29 14.00 DECEMBER 2013

MINIMUM EFFICACY VALUES FOR INCANDESCENT LAMPS, HALOGEN INCANDESCENT LAMPS, AND SELF-BALLASTED CFLSs, MODIFIED SPECTRUM

STAGE 1

LUMINOUS FLUX RANGE

(lm)

MAXIMUM POWER ALLOWED

(W)

MINIMUM EFFICACY

(lm/W)

ENTRY INTO FORCE
1 118 – 1 950 72 15.53 DECEMBER 2011
788 – 1 117 53 14.86 DECEMBER 2012
563 – 787 43 13.09 DECEMBER 2013
406 – 562 29 14.00 DECEMBER 2013
  • Fluorescent lamps:

Family grouping shall have the same diameter, shape, start type, power, shall be within the same color temperature range, and shall have the length ranges set out in Tables 5 and 6.

  • Metal halide lamps:

Family grouping shall be according to discharge tube type, outer light bulb finish, and start type.

  • Mixed-light lamps:

Family grouping will be according to power.

  • Mercury-vapor lamps:

Family grouping will be according to power and finish type.

  • High-pressure sodium-vapor lamps:

Family grouping will be according to power and finish type.