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Reference EN 55015:2013
Title Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment
Project Number 23333
Abstract/Scope CISPR 15:2013 applies to the emission (radiated and conducted) of radiofrequency disturbances from: - all lighting equipment with a primary function of generating and/or distributing light intended for illumination purposes, and intended either for connection to the low voltage electricity supply or for battery operation; - the lighting part of multi-function equipment where one of the primary functions of this is illumination; - independent auxiliaries exclusively for use with lighting equipment; - UV and IR radiation equipment; - neon advertising signs; - street/flood lighting intended for outdoor use; - and transport lighting (installed in buses and trains). Excluded from the scope of this standard are: - lighting equipment operating in the ISM frequency bands (as defined in Resolution 63 (1979) of the ITU Radio Regulation); - lighting equipment for aircraft and airports; - and apparatus for which the electromagnetic compatibility requirements in the radio-frequency range are explicitly formulated in other CISPR standards. The frequency range covered is 9 kHz to 400 GHz. This eighth edition cancels and replaces the seventh edition published in 2005, its Amendment 1 (2006) and Amendment 2 (2008). It is a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - inclusion of LED light sources and luminaires, clarification of test supply voltage and frequency, and improvements to clause 5 relating to the application of limits to the various types of lighting equipment covered under the scope of CISPR 15; - introduction of requirements for flashing type emergency lighting luminaires utilizing xenon lamps; - introduction of requirements for neon and other advertising signs; - and clarification of the requirement for radiated disturbances between 30 MHz and 300 MHz in case the operating frequency of the light source is below 100 Hz.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-08-02
Current Stage code deadline 2014-03-12
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Directive(s) EMC (2004/108/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC CISPR/F
Reference Document CISPR 15:2013 (EQV) + IS1:2013 (EQV) + IS2:2013 (EQV)
ICS 33.100.10 - Emission
Note Supersedes EN 55015:2006 + A1:2007 + A2:2009 * 2013-05-16: Publication allocated to
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Deadline Date
6060 2013-08-02 2014-03-12 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2013-06-12 2013-07-10  
5060 2013-04-22 2013-05-13 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-02-15 2013-04-19  
3090 2013-02-12 2013-02-15  
5060 2011-06-27 2011-07-18 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-01-21 2011-06-24  
1090 2011-01-18 2011-01-21  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-06-12
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-08-02
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-09-12
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-03-12
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-06-12


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