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Reference EN 60598-2-20:2010
Title Luminaires - Part 2-20: Particular requirements - Lighting chains
Project Number 21850
Abstract/Scope IEC 60598-2-20:2010 specifies requirements for lighting chains fitted with series- or parallel- or a combination of series/parallel-connected incandescent lamps for use either indoors or outdoors on supply voltages not exceeding 250 V. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 1996, its Amendment 1 (1998), its Amendment 2 (2002) and the interpretation sheets of March 2001 (1) and July 2003 (2 and 3). This third edition is based on the second edition, its Amendments 1 and 2 and the interpretation sheets of March 2001 (1) and July 2003 (2 and 3) and incorporates some changes relating to 20.7.15. This third edition constitutes a minor revision. This publication is intended to be read in conjunction with IEC 60598-1: Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests. It was established on the basis of the seventh edition (2008) of that standard.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2010-04-09
Current Stage code deadline 2011-01-01
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 34D
Reference Document IEC 60598-2-20:2010 (MOD)
ICS 29.140.40 - Luminaires
Keywords Luminaire; Lighting chain; Chain
Note Supersedes EN 60598-2-20:1997 + A1:1998 + A2:2004 * To be read in conjunction with EN 60598-1:2008 * Corrigendum to EN issued September 2010
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Deadline Date
6060 2010-04-09 2011-01-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2010-04-01 2010-06-01  
5061 2010-02-22 2010-04-01  
5060 2010-01-19 2010-02-19 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-11-13 2010-01-15  
3090 2008-11-28 2008-12-31  
5060 2008-09-29 2008-10-13 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-04-25 2008-09-26  
1090 2008-04-22 2008-04-25  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2010-04-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2010-04-09
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2010-07-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-01-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2013-04-01


Supersedes EN 60598-2-20:1997
EN 60598-2-20:1997/A1:1998
EN 60598-2-20:1997/A2:2004
EN 60598-2-20:1997/A1:1998/corrigendum Dec. 1998
EN 60598-2-20:1997/A2:2004/corrigendum Sep. 2004
Superseded by FprEN 60598-2-20:2013
Normative reference (6) IEC 60083:1997
IEC 60227 series
EN 60238
IEC 60245 series
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
EN 60598-1
EN 60811-3-1:1995
EN 61184:2008
EN 61347-2-11:2001
corr. January 2002
corr. December 2010

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