BS EN 60598-2-20:2015 - Luminaires. Particular requirements. Lighting chains

BS EN 60598-2-20:2015

Luminaires. Particular requirements. Lighting chains

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : January 2015



This part of IEC 60598 specifies requirements for lighting chains fitted with series, parallel or a combination of series/parallel connected light sources for use either indoors or outdoors on supply voltages not exceeding 250 V.

For combinations where rope lights (also known as sealed lighting chains) are included, see IEC 60598‑2‑21.

Lighting chains provided with fixed or detachable attachments e.g. ornamental or decorative, are considered to be covered by this standard.

For lighting chains fitted with lampholders of the push-in type, the appropriate requirements of this standard applies.


A Christmas tree lighting chain is an example of a lighting chain fitted with series or series/parallel connected lamps. A chain for illuminating ski-tracks or promenades is an example of a lighting chain fitted with parallel connected lamps.

For lighting chains with non-standardised lamps (e.g. lamps of the push-in type) the lamps are regarded as a part of the lighting chain and consequently included in the testing.


For products where the lighting chain is permanently fixed to a frame or pre-lit Christmas tree the relevant clauses of IEC 60598‑2‑4 and/or IEC 60598‑2‑7 can also apply.


In some countries the term "strings" is used instead of "chains".


Candlestick luminaries are tested according to IEC 60598‑2‑4.

Standard NumberBS EN 60598-2-20:2015
TitleLuminaires. Particular requirements. Lighting chains
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date31 January 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 61984:2009, IEC 60320, IEC 60245-4:2011, IEC 60227-5:2011, IEC 61184, IEC 61347-2-11, ISO 4046-4:2002, IEC 60906, IEC 60598-1, IEC 60529, EN 60320, IEC 61347-2-13, IEC 60238, IEC 61984:2008, EN 61347-2-13, EN 60598-1, EN 60529, EN 60238, EN 61347-2-11, EN 61184:2017
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60598-2-21, EN 60598-2-21
ReplacesBS EN 60598-2-20:2010
International RelationshipsIEC 60598-2-20:2014/COR1:2016,EN 60598-2-20:2015/AC:2017-01
Amended ByCorrigendum, February 2017
DescriptorsThermal testing, Incandescent lamps, Marking, Electric wiring systems, Mechanical testing, Discharge lamps, Lighting systems, Electrical safety, Electrical testing, Lighting equipment, Decorative lighting, Classification systems, Endurance testing, Test equipment, Luminaires, Protected electrical equipment, Festoon lamps, Leakage paths
Title in FrenchLuminaires. Exigences particulières. Guirlandes lumineuses
Title in GermanLeuchten. Besondere Anforderungen. Lichterketten
ISBN978 0 580 97030 6
File Size1.869 MB

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