BS EN 60598-1:2008 - Luminaires. General requirements and tests – BSI British Standards

BS EN 60598-1:2008

Luminaires. General requirements and tests

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : January 2009 Replaced By :

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What is BS EN 60598-1:2008?

BS EN 60598-1 sets out the general requirements for luminaires, including lighting equipment that operates from supply voltages of up to 1 000V. All the requirements and tests covered in this standard relate to the classification, marking, mechanical design and electrical construction. BS EN 60598-1 looks at all the aspects of electrical safety, as well as thermal and mechanical safety. It’s also important to take into account that these requirements apply to luminaires with ignitors built in and separate from ballasts.

How does it work?

BS EN 60598-1 first defines the classification of luminaires, before looking at the marking, construction and external and internal wiring of lighting equipment. It also provides the requirements for the provision for earthing and demonstrates how to protect people and goods against electrical shock. Other topics include endurance and thermal tests, resistance to heat, fire and tracking, as well as screw and screwless terminals.

Who should buy it?

  • Electrical engineers
  • Designers of luminaires and lighting equipment
  • Suppliers of components used in lighting equipment
  • Health and safety officers
  • Regulatory bodies

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Standard NumberBS EN 60598-1:2008
TitleLuminaires. General requirements and tests
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date31 January 2009
Withdrawn Date11 February 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 60061-2:1993/AMD 1, IEC 60384-14, EN 60432-1:2000, IEC 60417, IEC 60079, HD 60364-4-41:2007/Corrigendum:2007, EN 60112:2003, IEC 60061-3:2007, IEC 60245, EN 60598-2-4:1997, EN 60320, EN 61347, IEC 60570:2003, IEC 61558-2, EN 60155:1995, IEC 61249, EN 60684, IEC 60432-1:1999, EN 60061-3:1993/AMD 1, IEC 61558-2-5, IEC 60662, EN 61184:2008, EN 60061-2:1993, EN 60682:1993, IEC 60989, ISO 4046-4:2002, IEC 61184, IEC 60364-4-41:2005, IEC 60634, EN 60384-14:2005, EN 60357:2003, EN 60061-3:1993/AMD 38, IEC 62471, IEC 60664-1:2007, EN 60634:1995, IEC 80416-1, IEC 60432-2:1999/AMD 1:2005, EN 60570:2003, EN 60598-2, EN 60432-1:2000/AMD 1:2005, IEC 60695-2, EN 60065:2002/Corrigendum:2007, EN 60695-2, EN 60695-2-10:2001, IEC 60449:1973/AMD 1:1979, IEC 61558-1:2005, EN 60357:2003/Corrigendum:2003, IEC 60068-2-75, IEC 60838, IEC 60432-2:1999, EN 61199:1999, EN 60432-2:2000/AMD 1:2005, IEC 60432-3, HD 21, EN 60360:1998, EN 61249, IEC 61347-2-9, EN 60061-3:1993, EN 60838, IEC 61140:2001, IEC 62035, IEC 60684, EN 60079, EN 60061-2:1993/AMD 37, EN 61058-1:2002, IEC 60695-2-10, EN 60529:199
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 61346-1, IEC 60695-2-11, IEC 60950-1:2005, IEC 60364-5-51, IEC 60050-195:1998/AMD 1:2001, IEC 61195, IEC 60929, IEC 60925, IEC 60364-4-443:1995/AMD 1:1998, IEC 61210, IEC 60972, ANSI C136, IEC 60923, IEC 60695, IEC 60364-7-702, IEC 60901, IEC 60598-2-6, IEC 60811-3-1, IEC 60598-2-3, IEC 61995, IEC 60598-2-5, ISO 75-2:1993, IEC 60050-604:1987, IEC 60364-4-443:1995, ISO 1891, IEC 60050-195:1998, IEC 60216, IEC 60695-2, IEC 60364, IEC 60081, IEC 60921, IEC 60664-3, AS3771
ReplacesBS EN 60598-1:2004
International RelationshipsEN 60598-1:2008/A11:2009
Amended ByCorrigendum, November 2009
Draft Superseded By08/30194204 DC
DescriptorsLuminaires, Discharge lamps, Design, Lighting equipment, Electrical safety, Classification systems, Safety measures, Type testing, Mechanical testing, Marking, Equipment safety, Incandescent lamps, Electrical testing, Safety devices
Title in FrenchLuminaires. Exigences générales et essais
Title in GermanLeuchten. Allgemeine Anforderungen und Prüfungen
ISBN978 0 580 65620 0
File Size2.858 MB

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