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DKE German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE

Standards [Withdrawn]

DIN EN 60598-1; VDE 0711-1:2015-10
Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests (IEC 60598-1:2014, modified); German version EN 60598-1:2015

Title (German)

Leuchten - Teil 1: Allgemeine Anforderungen und Prüfungen (IEC 60598-1:2014, modifiziert); Deutsche Fassung EN 60598-1:2015


This Part 1 of the International Standard IEC 60598 specifies general requirements for luminaires, incorporating electric light sources for operation from supply voltages up to 1 000 V. The requirements and related tests of this standard cover: classification, marking, mechanical construction, electrical construction and photobiological safety. Each section of this Part 1 is read in conjunction with this Section 0 and with other relevant sections to which reference is made. Each part of IEC 60598-2 details requirements for a particular type of luminaire or group of luminaires on supply voltages not exceeding 1 000 V. These parts are published separately for ease of revision and additional sections will be added as and when a need for them is recognized. The presentation of photometric data for luminaires is under consideration by the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) and is not, therefore, included in this Part 1. Requirements are included in this Part 1 for luminaires incorporating ignitors with nominal peak values of the voltage pulse not exceeding those of Table 11.2. The requirements apply to luminaires with ignitors built into ballasts and to luminaires with ignitors separate from ballasts. For luminaires with ignitors built into lamps, the requirements are under consideration. Requirements for semi-luminaires are included in this Part 1. In general, this Part 1 covers safety requirements for luminaires. The object of this Part 1 is to provide a set of requirements and tests which are considered to be generally applicable to most types of luminaires and which can be called up as required by the detail specifications of IEC 60598-2. This Part 1 is thus not regarded as a specification in itself for any type of luminaire, and its provisions apply only to particular types of luminaires to the extent determined by the appropriate part of IEC 60598-2. The parts of IEC 60598-2, in making reference to any of the sections of Part 1, specify the extent to which that section is applicable and the order in which the tests are to be performed. The main parts of Part 2 also include additional requirements as necessary. For the following luminaires there is a Part 2 of IEC 60598 in each case: Part 2-1: Fixed general purpose luminaires; Part 2-2: Recessed luminaires; Part 2-3: Luminaires for road and street lighting; Part 2-4: Portable general purpose luminaires; Part 2-5: Floodlights; Part 2-6: Luminaires with built-in transformers for filament lamps; Part 2-7: Portable luminaires for garden use; Part 2-8: Handlamps; Part 2-9: Photo and film luminaires (non professional); Part 2-10: Portable luminaires for children; Part 2-11: Aquarium luminaires; Part 2-12: Mains socket-outlet mounted nightlights; Part 13: Ground recessed luminaires; Part 14: Luminaires for cold cathode tubular discharge lamps (neon tubes) and similar equipment; Part 15: currently no title; Part 2-16: currently no title; Part 2-17: Luminaires for stage lighting, television and film studios (outdoor and indoor); Part 2-18: Luminaires for swimming pools and similar applications; Part 2-19: Air-handling luminaires (safety requirements); Part 2-20: Lighting chains; Part 2-21: Rope lights; Part 2-22: Luminaires for emergency lighting; Part 2-23: Extra low voltage lighting systems for ELV light sources; Part 24: Luminaires with limited surface temperatures; Part 25: Luminaires for use in clinical areas of hospitals and health care buildings The committee responsible for the standard is Subcommittee UK 521.4 "Leuchten" ("Luminaires") of the DKE (German Commission for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies) at DIN and VDE.

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Responsible national committee

DKE/UK 521.4 - Leuchten 

Edition 2015-10
Original language German
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