EN IEC 60598-1:2021

Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests EN IEC 60598-1:2021

Publication date:   Sep 16, 2021

General information

60.60 Standard published   Mar 19, 2021


CLC/TC 34 Lighting

European Norm

29.140.40   Luminaires



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<!-- NEW! -->IEC 60598-1:2020 is available as <a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67473">IEC 60598-1:2020 RLV</a> which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.</br></br>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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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 limits


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EN IEC 60598-1:2021
60.60 Standard published
Mar 19, 2021


EN IEC 60598-1:2021/A11:2022


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