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Reference EN 60598-2-20:2010/AA
Title Luminaires - Part 2-20: Particular requirements - Lighting chains
Project Number 22289
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.
Approval stage


Current Stage code 5098
Current Stage code date 2010-04-01
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Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
Keywords Luminaire; Lighting chain; Chain
Note Ratified and merged into EN 60598-2-20
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Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
5098 2010-04-01    
5099 2010-04-01 2010-08-01  
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 export to doc file  EN
1090 2009-02-13 2009-08-13  

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


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(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

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of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn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