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Reference EN 60598-1:2008
Title Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests
Project Number 20706
Abstract/Scope 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.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-10-31
Current Stage code deadline 2009-08-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC), ERP (2009/125/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 34D
Reference Document IEC 60598-1:2008 (MOD) + corrigendum Dec. 2011 (EQV) + corrigendum Oct. 2011 (EQV)
ICS 29.140.40 - Luminaires
Keywords Lighting; Luminaire
Note Supersedes EN 60598-1:2004 + A1:2006 * Includes Pr=21717 (FprAA covering CMs) * D135/C181: Modification of DK snc agreed - CS to issue corrigendum
A-Deviation(s) FR, GB
Special National Condition(s) CY, DK, FI, GB, IT, SE


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2008-10-31 2009-08-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-10-21 2008-12-21  
5062 2008-07-01 2008-10-21  
5061 2008-05-28 2008-07-01  
5060 2008-03-31 2008-04-30 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-01-25 2008-03-28  
4099 2006-11-17 2007-06-08  
5060 2006-11-14 2006-11-28 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-06-09 2006-11-10  
1090 2006-06-06 2006-06-09  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-10-21
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-10-31
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-02-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-08-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2012-04-12


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