IEC TR 61547-1
Equipment for general lighting purposes – EMC immunity requirements – Part 1: Objective light flickermeter and voltage fluctuation immunity test method
|Publication Date:||1 July 2020|
|ICS Code (Incandescent lamps):||29.140.20|
This part of IEC 61547 describes an objective light flickermeter, which can be applied for the following purposes:
- measuring the intrinsic performance of all lighting equipment without the application of voltage fluctuations in terms of illuminance flicker; during this measurement, the lighting equipment is supplied with a stable mains;
- testing the immunity performance of lighting equipment against (unintentional) voltage fluctuation disturbance on the AC mains in terms of illuminance flicker; during this test a set of defined voltage fluctuations are applied to the AC mains and the immunity of the lighting equipment to the disturbance is determined.
Apart from the above two purposes, the immunity performance of lighting equipment can also be tested against intentional voltage fluctuation on the AC mains arising for example from mains signalling. This is however not described in further detail in this document.
NOTE 1 IEC 61000-4-13:2015  provides guidance regarding test levels and frequencies for mains signalling.
The object of this document is to establish a common and objective reference for evaluating the performance of lighting equipment in terms of illuminance flicker. Temporal changes in the colour of light (chromatic flicker) are not considered in this test.
This method can be applied to lighting equipment which is within the scope of IEC technical committee 34, such as lamps and luminaires, intended for connection to a low voltage electricity supply. Independent auxiliaries such as drivers can also be tested by application of a representative light source to that auxiliary.
The objective light flickermeter and voltage fluctuation immunity method described in this document are based on the IEC 61000-3-3 standard for voltage fluctuation limits and the flickermeter standard IEC 61000-4-15.
The objective light flickermeter described in this document can be applied to objectively assess flicker of lighting equipment that is powered from any type of source, AC mains, DC mains, battery fed or fed through an external light level regulator. The specific voltage fluctuation immunity test method described in this document applies to lighting equipment rated for 120 V AC and 230 V AC, 50 Hz and 60 Hz.
NOTE 2 The principle of the method can be applied for other nominal voltages and frequency ratings.