BS EN 62493:2015 - Assessment of lighting equipment related to human exposure to electromagnetic field

BS EN 62493:2015

Assessment of lighting equipment related to human exposure to electromagnetic field

Status : Current, Under review   Published : May 2015



This International Standard applies to the assessment of lighting equipment related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields. The assessment consists of the induced internal electric field for frequencies from 20 kHz to 10 MHz and the specific absorption rate (SAR) for frequencies from 100 kHz to 300 MHz around lighting equipment.

Included in the scope of this standard are:

  • all lighting equipment with a primary function of generating and/or distributing light intended for illumination purposes, and intended either for connection to the low voltage electricity supply or for battery operation; used indoor and/or outdoor;

  • lighting part of multi-function equipment where one of the primary functions of this is illumination;

  • independent auxiliaries exclusively for the use with lighting equipment;

  • lighting equipment including intentional radiators for wireless communication or control.

Excluded from the scope of this standard are:

  • lighting equipment for aircraft and airfields;

  • lighting equipment for road vehicles; (except lighting used for the illumination of passenger compartments in public transport)

  • lighting equipment for agriculture;

  • lighting equipment for boats/vessels;

  • photocopiers, slide projectors;

  • apparatus for which the requirements of electromagnetic fields are explicitly formulated in other IEC standards.


The methods described in this standard are not suitable for comparing the fields from different lighting equipment.

This standard does not apply to built-in components for luminaires such as electronic controlgear.

Standard NumberBS EN 62493:2015
TitleAssessment of lighting equipment related to human exposure to electromagnetic field
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 May 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)CISPR 16-1-1, IEC 62232:2011, EN 55016-1-1, EN 62311:2008, IEC 62209-2:2010, EN 62479:2010, EN 62209-2:2010, IEC 62479:2010, IEC 62311:2007
Informative References(Provided for Information)ICNIRP 1998, CISPR 16-4-2:2003, EN 62226-2-1:2005, EN 55016-1-2, IEC 62226-2-1:2004, EN 55015:2013, CISPR 16-1-2, IEEE C95.6:2002, IEC/TR 62630:2010, IEEE C95.1:2005, ETSI EN 300-328:2006, ICNIRP 2010, EN 55016-4-2:2004, CISPR 15:2013
ReplacesBS EN 62493:2010
International RelationshipsEN 62493:2015,IEC 62493:2015
Draft Superseded By13/30280457 DC
DescriptorsPhysiological effects (human body), Electromagnetic radiation, Emission, Electric fields, Radio-wave hazards, Measurement, Electric current, Lighting equipment, Electric lamps, Radio disturbances, Electromagnetic fields, Magnetic fields, Electric power system disturbances, Luminaires
Title in FrenchÉvaluation d'un équipement d'éclairage relativement à l'exposition humaine aux champs électromagnétiques
Title in GermanBeurteilung von Beleuchtungseinrichtungen bezüglich der Exposition von Personen gegenüber elektromagnetischen Feldern
ISBN978 0 580 82417 3
File Size1.876 MB

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