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Reference EN 60838-1:2004
Title Miscellaneous lampholders - Part 1: General requirements and tests
Project Number 15953
Abstract/Scope This part of EN 60838 applies to lampholders of miscellaneous types intended for building-in (to be used with general purpose light sources, projection lamps, floodlighting lamps and street-lighting lamps with caps as listed in annex A) and the methods of test to be used in determining the safe use of lamps in lampholders. This part of EN 60838 also covers lampholders which are integral with a luminaire. It covers the requirements for the lampholder only.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2004-11-10
Current Stage code deadline 2005-07-01
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 34B
Reference Document IEC 60838-1:2004 (EQV)
ICS 29.140.10 - Lamp caps and holders
Keywords Lighting; Miscellaneous lampholder; Lampholder
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Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2004-11-10 2005-07-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2004-10-01 2005-02-01  
5020 2004-06-25 2004-09-03  
4099 2004-03-26 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) 2004-11-10
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 60838-1:1998
EN 60838-1:1998/A1:1999
EN 60838-1:1998/A2:2002
EN 60838-1:1998/A2:2002/corrigendum Jul. 2003
Superseded by FprEN 60838-1:2013
Normative reference (6) ISO 1456:2003
ISO 2081:1986
ISO 2093:1986
ISO 4046-4:2002
EN 60061-1:1993
EN 60061-2:1993
EN 60061-3:1993
EN 60061-4:1992
HD 323.2.20 S3:1988
EN 60068-2-75:1997
HD 214 S2:1980
IEC 60227:201X
EN 60238:2004
corr. January 2005
IEC 60245-8:1998
EN 60352-1:1997
EN 60399:2004
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
EN 60598-1:2004
corr. August 2007
EN 60664-1:2003
EN 60695-2-2:1994
EN 60695-2-11:2001

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