IEC 60598-1:2008 ED7

Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests

Publication date:   Apr 16, 2008

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   May 26, 2014


TC 34/SC 34D Luminaires

International Standard

29.140.40   Luminaires



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IEC 60598-1:2008 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 standard cover: classification, marking, mechanical construction and electrical construction. This seventh edition cancels and replaces the sixth edition published in 2003. It constitutes a technical revision. The major changes which may affect certification are given in Annex R. Annex R shows where a new text has been included which contains more serious/critical requirements requiring products to be re-tested. Subclauses 1.2.71, 3.2.19, 4.21, 4.24, Annex P: Requirements self shielded lamps and UV protection. Subclauses 1.2.42, 5.2.14, 5.2.16, 8.2.3, 9.2: SELV requirements. Subclauses 1.2.78, 1.2.79, 1.2.80, 3.3, 10.1, 10.3, Annex G: Touch current, protective current and electric burn. Subclauses 1.2.81, 1.2.82, 3.2.20, 4.14.3, Table 12.1: Hot surfaces. Subclauses 0.5.2, 1.2.83, Annex V: Terminal block with integrated earthing contact. Subclauses 3.2.22, Figure 1: replaceable fuses. Subclauses 1.2.8, 8.2.1, 8.2.4, 8.2.5, 8.2.6: Access to basic insulation of luminaries. Subclauses 2.4, 12.6, 3.2.9, 3.2.21, 4.16, Annex D, Annex N: Marking of luminaires not suitable for mounting on normally flammable surfaces and covering with insulation. Subclause 4.12.4: Torque requirements for lampholders with a single means of fixing exposed to a rotary action. Subclause 9.2: Requirements for protection of lamp splashing.

The contents of the corrigenda of October 2011 and December 2011 have been included in this copy.

Life cycle


IEC 60598-1:2008 ED7
99.60 Withdrawal effective
May 26, 2014


Corrected by
IEC 60598-1:2008/COR1:2011 ED7

Corrected by
IEC 60598-1:2008/COR2:2011 ED7


IEC 60598-1:2014 ED8