British Standards - A Key Standard for Luminaires has Recently been Amended.

bsi logoBS EN 60598-1:2008 Luminaires . General requirements and tests
BS EN 60598-1 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. Ensure you’re up to date with the latest edition.

Each part of IEC 60598-2 details requirements for a particular type of luminaire or group of luminaires on supply voltages not exceeding 1 000 V. These parts are published separately forease of revision and additional sections will be added as and when a need for them is recognized.

Attention is drawn to the fact that this Part 1 covers all aspects of safety (electrical, thermal and mechanical). The presentation of photometric data for luminaires is under consideration by the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) and is not, therefore, included in this BS EN 60598-1.

Requirements are included in BS EN 60598-1 for luminaires incorporating ignitors with nominal peak values of the voltage pulse not exceeding those of Table 11.2. The requirements apply to luminaires with ignitors built into ballasts and to luminaires with ignitors separate from ballasts.

For luminaires with ignitors built into lamps, the requirements are under consideration.

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