BS EN 60598-2-8:2013 - Luminaires. Particular requirements. Handlamps
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BS EN 60598-2-8:2013

Luminaires. Particular requirements. Handlamps

Status : Current   Published : July 2013



IEC 60598-2-8:2013 specifies requirements for handlamps and similar portable luminaires which are held in the hand, hooked up or resting on a surface for use with electric light sources on supply voltages not exceeding 250 V. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition, published in 1996, its Amendment 1 (2000) and its Amendment 2 (2007). It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition.

a) The requirements have been updated to make them consistent and to solve contradicting requirements introduced in the Amendment 2. In that amendment, a requirement was introduced specifying that handlamp shall always be classified as rough service luminaire only. The implication of this statement was that according to 4.13.4 of Part 1 this kind of luminaire shall always be IP54. This requirements is in contradiction with several points of this Part 2 where it is considered acceptable for ordinary luminaires (e.g. 8.11.1, 8.11.2 and 8.13.1).

b) Furthermore, the contradiction between the requirement in 8.7.1 and 8.7.2 regarding the type of material used for the protective cover has been corrected.

This publication is to be read in conjunction with

IEC 60598-1:2008


Standard NumberBS EN 60598-2-8:2013
TitleLuminaires. Particular requirements. Handlamps
Publication Date31 July 2013
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60245, EN 60598-1, IEC 60227, IEC 60598-1
ReplacesBS EN 60598-2-8:1997+A2:2008
International RelationshipsEN 60598-2-8:2013,IEC 60598-2-8:2013
Draft Superseded By12/30261153 DC
DescriptorsMechanical testing, Protected electrical equipment, Impact testing, Thermal testing, Luminaires, Hand-portable lamps, Filament lamps, Portable, Fluorescent lamps, Bend testing, Marking, Endurance testing, Incandescent lamps, Electric lamps, Discharge lamps, Tungsten lamps, Flexible conductors, Lighting equipment, Testing conditions
Title in FrenchLuminaires. Exigences particulières. Baladeuses
Title in GermanLeuchten. Besondere Anforderungen. Handleuchten
ISBN978 0 580 78571 9
File Size1.127 MB

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