The 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 must not exceed 250 V.
Luminaires - Part 2-20: Lighting chains
Standard Edition and Issue Date
4th Edition dated January 2015
Date of Previous Revisions to Standard
3rd Edition dated April 2010
30 December 2017
January 24, 2017 – TÜV SÜD will review certificates issued to clients. Update clients of re-evaluations and also about whether additional testing is required. Update if certificates should be re-issued along with quote for reviewing certificates, reports and technical files, and re-valuations and testing required if any.
March 20, 2017 – Products to be received for evaluation and additional testing
November 30, 2017 = 30 Day – All clients to receive the valid certificates after re-evaluation and testing.
December 30, 2017= Effective Date
A review of all Certificates, reports and technical files is necessary to determine which products comply with new/revised requirements and which products will require re-evaluation. NOTE: Effective immediately, this revised standard will be exclusively used for evaluation of new products.
Overview of changes
It 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, here the requirements for rope lights (sealed lighting chains) have been removed and are now dealt with in EN 60598-2-21 and Interconnecting connectors requirements are added.
Lighting chains for outdoor use shall have a IP44 or higher rating.
Additional test voltage requirements for class III lighting chains and requirements for fault condition test of LED lighting chains.