EVS-EN IEC 60598-1:2021

Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests

General information
Valid from 01.04.2021
Base Documents
IEC 60598-1:2020; EN IEC 60598-1:2021
Directives or regulations
2014/35/EU Low voltage (LVD)

Standard history

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IEC 60598-1:2020 specifies general requirements for luminaires, incorporating electric light sources for operation from supply voltages up to 1 000 V. The requirements and related tests of this document cover: classification, marking, mechanical construction, electrical construction and photobiological safety. This ninth edition cancels and replaces the eighth edition published in 2014 and Amendment 1:2017. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- Revision of Clause 4.30, Fixing cover live parts of non-user replaceable light source;
- Subclause 4.24.2, Blue Light Hazard: removal of Risk Group 0;
- Subclause 5.2.16: additional requirements for AC mains appliance inlets related to IEC 61984;
- Addition of Subclause 3.3.25, UV protection of cable;
- Addition of Clause 4.34, Inclusion of EMF safety requirements (IEC 62493);
- Revision of the requirements for functional earth and protective earth;
- Addition of Clause 4.35, Protection against fast rotating parts;
- Revision of Clause 3.2, Rated voltage marking;
- Revision of Subclause 5.2.10, Cord anchorage;
- Revision of Annex G for touch current and protective conductor current test set-up;
- Addition of requirements for constant light output function and programmable current output;
- Revision of Subclause 8.2.3 c), touch voltage limits for interrupted DC voltage;
- Introduction of PELV;
- Introduction of Ethernet power supply connection for luminaires (PoE);
- Section 9, Introduction of IPX9;
- Addition of Subclause 3.3.26 for wall mounted luminaires;
- Revision of Annex D introducing alternative thermal tests for luminaires with ta marking higher than 25°C;
- Revision of Table 10.3 and Subclause 3.3.19 for protective conductor current limits;
- Track-mounted luminaires: cross reference to Annex A of IEC 60570:2003/AMD2:2019;
- Revision of Subclause 10.2.2, alternative DC electric strength test;
- Revision of Annex D for recessed luminaires;
- Subclause 4.12.5: revision of Table 4.2 for torque test on metal glands;
- Revision of use of bridging capacitors in luminaires;
- Revision of electrical connection to class III plugs.
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