IEC 61549 Fragment Retention Lamp Standard is a European manufacturing quality standard introduced in 2010.
The Standard demands that all fragment retention lamp coatings must retain 100% glass fragments from a minimum horizontal impact height of four metres. The polymer coating should also meet a 650ºC glow wire test demonstrating good thermal resistance.
GlassGuard BlackBand® to IEC 61549 achieves and exceeds this level of protection. The BlackBand® ring is our sign of quality and compliance. This allows end-users, distributors, installers, specifiers, lighting consultants and designers to carry out a lighting audit more effectively, by referencing the correct industry compliant product.
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