EN 1837:2020

Safety of machinery - Integral lighting of machines

Publication date:   Apr 15, 2021

General information

60.60 Standard published   Dec 2, 2020


CEN/TC 169 Light and lighting

European Norm

13.110   Safety of machinery | 91.160.10   Interior lighting



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This document specifies the parameters of integral lighting systems designed to provide illumination in and/or at both stationary and mobile machines to enable the safe use of the machine and the efficient performance of the visual task within and/or at the machine to be carried out by the operator.
This document does not specify lighting systems mounted on the machine to specifically illuminate visual tasks outside the machine. The function and requirements of these systems are specified in the European standard dealing with the lighting of work places, see EN 12464-1 and EN 12464-2 for further information.
This document does not specify additional requirements for the operation of lighting systems:
- in severe conditions (extreme environmental conditions such as freezer applications, high temperatures, etc.);
- subject to special rules (e.g. explosive atmospheres);
- where the transmittance is reduced by environmental conditions, such as smoke, splashing, etc.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)


Life cycle


EN 1837:1999+A1:2009


EN 1837:2020
60.60 Standard published
Dec 2, 2020