IEC 60825-1:2014

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Abstract

IEC 60825-1:2014 is applicable to safety of laser products emitting laser radiation in the wavelength range 180 nm to 1 mm. A laser product may consist of a single laser with or without a separate power supply or may incorporate one or more lasers in a complex optical, electrical, or mechanical system. Typically, laser products are used for demonstration of physical and optical phenomena, materials processing, data reading and storage, transmission and display of information, etc. Such systems have found use in industry, business, entertainment, research, education, medicine and consumer products. Laser products that are sold to other manufacturers for use as components of any system for subsequent sale are not subject to IEC 60825-1, since the final product will itself be subject to this standard. Laser products that are sold by or for manufacturers of end products for use as repair parts for the end products are also not subject to IEC 60825-1. However, if the laser system within the laser product is operable when removed from the end product, the requirements of this Part 1 apply to the removable laser system. The objectives of this part of IEC 60825 are:
- to introduce a system of classification of lasers and laser products emitting radiation in the wavelength range 180 nm to 1 mm according to their degree of optical radiation hazard in order to aid hazard evaluation and to aid the determination of user control measures;
- to establish requirements for the manufacturer to supply information so that proper precautions can be adopted;
- to ensure, through labels and instructions, adequate warning to individuals of hazards associated with accessible radiation from laser products; and
- to reduce the possibility of injury by minimizing unnecessary accessible radiation and to give improved control of the laser radiation hazards through protective features. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- a new class, Class 1C, was introduced;
- the measurement condition 2 ("eye loupe" condition) was removed;
- a classification of the emission of laser products below a certain radiance level that are intended to be used as replacement for conventional light sources can, as an option, be based on the IEC 62471 series;
- and the accessible emission limits (AELs) for Class 1, 1M, 2, 2M and 3R of pulsed sources, particularly of pulsed extended sources, were updated to reflect the latest revision of the ICNIRP guidelines on exposure limits (accepted for publication in Health Physics Journal 2013, see also www.icnirp.org).
The contents of the Interpretation sheet 1 and 2 of December 2017 have been included in this copy.

Issue Date

2014-05-15

Category

MISC

Included in IECEE System

2014-06-03

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2019-03-08

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2015-12-14

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2023-08-21

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Laboratory Name

City

Country

Responsible National Certification Body

Littleton, MA

United States of America

94342 Strasskirchen

Germany

Toronto

Canada

Guangzhou

China

Arnhem

Netherlands

Shanghai 200436

China

Dresden

Germany

Regensdorf

Switzerland

182 00 Praha 8 – Troja

Czech Republic

Fehraltorf

Switzerland

Lod

Israel

Milano

Italy

Boxborough,

United States of America

Kaufbeuren

Germany

Gunpo-si

Korea, Republic of

Campoformido (UD)

Italy

Tokyo

Japan

Lake Forest,

United States of America

Menlo Park,

United States of America

Kista

Sweden

Kowloon

Hong Kong

Shanghai

China

Guangzhou

China

LongHua District, ShenZhen

China

Osaka

Japan

Tokyo

Japan

Gunpo-City

Korea, Republic of

Gyeonggi-do

Korea, Republic of

Seoul 08389

Korea, Republic of

Fontenay-Aux-Roses

France

Shanghai

China

Ottawa

Canada

Biassono (MB)

Italy

Neihu, Taipei

Chinese Taipei

Lysaker

Norway

Borås

Sweden

Munich

Germany

Gunpo-si

Korea, Republic of

Shanghai

China

Guangzhou

China

Hartmannsdorf

Germany

Seibersdorf

Austria

Shanghai

China

Tel-Aviv

Israel

Beijing 100176

China

Shanghai

China

Shenzhen 518052

China

Osaka 537-0002,

Japan

Yokohama,

Japan

Seoul, 07298

Korea, Republic of

Berlin

Germany

Nürnberg

Germany

Taoyuan City 333

Chinese Taipei

Pleasanton,

United States of America

San Diego

United States of America

GORMLEY

Canada

Jiangsu

China

Shenzhen, Guangdong

China

Tokyo 160-0023

Japan

Singapore 609937

Singapore

Frankfurt

Germany

Hannover

Germany

München

Germany

Mie 516-0021

Japan

Fremont,

United States of America

Research Triangle Park

United States of America

Suzhou

China

Taipei City

Chinese Taipei

Offenbach / Main

Germany

Id

Name

City

Country

13336

Toronto, Ontario

Canada

13338

Beijing 100070

China

13360

Arnhem

Netherlands

13339

Praha 8 - Troja 171 02

Czech Republic

13372

Fehraltorf

Switzerland

20269

Lod

Israel

13351

Milano

Italy

13371

Kista

Sweden

13365

Singapore

Singapore

13424

IL 60005

United States of America

13353

Tokyo

Japan

13358

Gunpo-si,Gyeonggi-do, 15809

Korea, Republic of

13359

Gyeonggi-do

Korea, Republic of

13356

Seoul

Korea, Republic of

13343

Fontenay-Aux-Roses

France

13361

Lysaker

Norway

13332

Vienna

Austria

13334

BRUSSELS 1070

Belgium

13342

Helsinki

Finland

13597

Tel-Aviv

Israel

13347

Hartmannsdorf

Germany

13354

Yokohama

Japan

13345

Nürnberg

Germany

13427

Singapore 609937

Singapore

13346

München

Germany

13340

Ballerup

Denmark

13423

Northbrook

United States of America

13344

Offenbach / Main

Germany

Id

Name

City

Country

13833

Singapore

Singapore

21201

Binyamina

Israel