This one-hour live webinar discusses the photobiological safety of lamps and lamp systems, including LEDs. This introductory course, IEC 62471 is intended to help those interested in understanding the basic concepts of IEC 62471 and how incoherent optical radiation is assessed.
The first edition of IEC 62471 was issued in 2006 to address photobiological safety of lamps and lamp systems, including LEDs. In addition to covering the safety of these incoherent broadband sources of optical radiation, this Standard signified a transition for LED radiation safety. Prior to IEC 62471, LED radiation was intended to be covered by IEC 60825-1 – Safety of Laser Products. With the huge increase in the amount of LED products on the market, from general lighting to high tech products such as bar code imagers and projectors, IEC 62471 is becoming more and more important to ensuring the total safety of a product.
IEC 62471 addresses hazards associated with a large spectrum of radiation, from ultraviolet to visible to infrared. The standard provides information on how to measure incoherent radiation and provides exposure limits and a risk group classification scheme to help determine the level of hazard associated with such radiation. IEC/TR 62471-2, issued in 2009, is a technical report that provides additional information on items such as labeling, user manual statements and viewer-related risk requirements based on the IEC 62471 assessment.
- Scope of IEC 62471
- Basic concepts of incoherent optical radiation measurements and characteristics
- Exposure limits and risk group classification scheme
- Key hazards associated with lamp and LED optical radiation
- Scope of IEC/TR 62471-2
- Impact of IEC 62471 on product safety evaluations