IEC 60238:2016 is available as <a
RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline
version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to
the previous edition.
IEC 60238:2016 applies to lampholders with Edison thread E14, E27 and E40, designed for connection to the supply of lamps and semi-luminaires only. It also applies to switched-lampholders for use in AC circuits only, where the working voltage does not exceed 250 V r.m.s. This ninth edition cancels and replaces the eighth edition published in 2004, Amendment 1: 2008 and Amendment 2:2011. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) Addition of a pull test for certain E5 and E10 lampholders.
b) Annex D listing amended requirements/clauses which require products to be retested.
Legislation related to this standard
Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limitsHarmonized/Supporting
EN 60238:2004/corrigendum Jan. 2005