International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies



Reference HD 60364-5-559:2012
Title Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 5-559: Selection and erection of electrical equipment - Luminaires and lighting installations
Project Number 23208
Abstract/Scope IEC 60364-5-55:2011 covers requirements for the selection and erection of low-voltage generating sets and for the selection and erection of luminaires and lighting installations intended to be part of the fixed installation. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition, published in 2001, its Amendment 1 (2001) and its Amendment 2 (2008). The major technical changes with respect to the previous edition are: - additional requirements for connection of luminaires to the fixed wiring; - modification of requirements regarding the fixing of luminaires; - inclusion of alternative solutions for connecting devices used for through wiring and for connection of luminaires to the supply; - withdrawal of Clause 556, as IEC 60364-5-56 now covers this matter.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-05-11
Current Stage code deadline 2013-03-14
Deadline date for vote  


Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 64
Reference Document IEC 60364-5-55:2011 (MOD)
ICS 91.140 - Installations in buildings
Keywords Building; Electrical installation; Selection; Luminaire; Lighting
Note Supersedes HD 60364-5-559:2005 + corr. Oct.2007 * HD based only on Clause 559 of IEC 60364-5-55:2001/A3 which became new edition at FDIS * Incorporates FprAA (PR=23624) covering CMs * 2012-03-14: Publication editing allocated to
Special National Condition(s) AT, DE, DK, GB


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2012-05-11 2013-03-14 export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2012-03-14 2012-04-11  
5060 2011-12-05 2011-12-26 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-09-30 2011-12-02  
3090 2011-04-29 2011-06-30  
5060 2011-03-21 2011-04-11 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-11-05 2011-03-18  
1090 2010-11-02 2010-11-05  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-03-14
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-05-11
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-09-14
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-03-14
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-03-14


Supersedes HD 60364-5-559:2005
HD 60364-5-559:2005/corrigendum Oct. 2007
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 8528-12
IEC 60050-195
IEC 60050-826
EN 60079 series
IEC 60245-3
IEC 60331-11
IEC 60331-21
HD 60364-1:2008
HD 60364-4-41:2007
corr. July 2007
HD 60364-4-42
HD 60364-4-43
IEC 60364-5-53:2001
HD 60364-7-712
HD 60364-7-717
EN 60570
EN 60598 series
EN 60598-2-13:2006
corr. December 2006
EN 60598-2-22:1998
corr. February 1999
corr. December 2005
corr. October 2007
EN 60670 series
EN 60670-21
EN 60702-1
EN 60702-2
EN 60998 series
EN 61048:2006
EN 61535
EN 61995 series

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.