EN 61347-1:2015

Lamp controlgear - Part 1: General and safety requirements EN 61347-1:2015

Publication date:   Jun 16, 2015

General information

60.60 Standard published   May 15, 2015


CLC/TC 34 Lighting

European Norm

29.140.99   Other standards related to lamps



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<span style='color:red'>NEW!</span> IEC 61347-1:2015 is available as <a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/Artnum_PK/99999341135?opendocument">IEC Standards+ 61347-1:2015 which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.

IEC 61347-1:2015 specifies general and safety requirements for lamp controlgear for use on d.c. supplies up to 250 V and/or a.c. supplies up to 1 000 V at 50 Hz or 60 Hz. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2007, Amendment 1:2010 and Amendment 2:2012. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

a) additional marking requirements;

b) additional requirements for creepage distances and clearances:

- for working voltages with operating frequencies up to 30 kHz;

- for working voltages with higher operating frequencies than 30 kHz;

- for impulse and resonance voltages ignition;

- for basic, supplementary and reinforced insulation;

- for insulation between circuits;

- for coated or potted controlgear;

c) modification of definition of ELV and FELV;

d) modification of schematic drawing, showing the different controlgear classification and insulation requirements;

e) scope extension;

f) new Annex A: test to establish whether a conductive part is a live part which may cause an electric shock;

g) new Annex M: creepage distances and clearances for controlgear where a higher degree of availability (impulse withstand category III) may be requested;

h) new Annex Q: example for Up calculation;

i) new Annex P: creepage distances and clearances and distance through isolation (DTI) for lamp controlgear which are protected against pollution by the use of coating or potting;

j) new Annex R: concept of creepage distances and clearances.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Directive 2006/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the harmonisation of the laws of Member States relating to electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits (codified version)


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 limits


Life cycle


EN 61347-1:2008

EN 61347-1:2008/A2:2013

EN 61347-1:2008/A1:2011


EN 61347-1:2015
60.60 Standard published
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