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Reference EN 60238:2004
Title Edison screw lampholders
Project Number 15955
Abstract/Scope This International Standard applies to lampholders with Edison thread E14, E27 and E40, designed for connection to the supply of lamps and semi-luminaires* only. It also applies to switched-lampholders for use in a.c. circuits only, where the working voltage does not exceed 250 V r.m.s. This standard also applies to lampholders with Edison thread E5 designed for connection to the supply mains of series connected lamps, with a working voltage not exceeding 25 V, to be used indoors, and to lampholders with Edison thread E10 designed for connection to the supply mains of series connected lamps, with a working voltage not exceeding 60 V, to be used indoors or outdoors. It also applies to lampholders E10 for building-in, for the connection of single lamps to the supply. These lampholders are not intended for retail sale.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2004-12-02
Current Stage code deadline 2005-07-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 34B
Reference Document IEC 60238:2004 (EQV)
ICS 29.140.10 - Lamp caps and holders
Keywords Lighting; Lampholder; Edison screw lampholder
Note Corrigendum to EN issued January 2005
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2004-12-02 2005-07-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2004-10-01 2005-02-01  
5020 2004-06-25 2004-09-03  
4099 2004-03-05 2004-05-31  
4020 2003-08-29 2004-01-30  
3099 2003-08-26 2003-08-29  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2004-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2004-12-02
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2005-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2005-07-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2007-10-01


Supersedes EN 60238:1998
EN 60238:1998/corrigendum Feb. 1999
EN 60238:1998/A1:1999
EN 60238:1998/A2:2002
EN 60238:1998/A2:2002/corrigendum Jul. 2003
Superseded by FprEN 60238:2013
Normative reference (6) EN 60061-1:1993
EN 60061-2:1993
EN 60061-3:1993
EN 60061-4:1992
HD 323.2.20 S3:1988
EN 60068-2-32:1993
EN 60068-2-75:1997
HD 214 S2:1980
IEC 60227-4:1992
HD 22.4 S3:1995
EN 60335-1:2002
corr. July 2009
corr. May 2010
EN 60352-1:1997
EN 60399:2004
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
EN 60598-1:2004
corr. August 2007
EN 60598-2-2:1996
EN 60664-1:2003
IEC 60417-DB:2002

(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

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