The general requirements for luminaires, incorporating electric light sources for operation from supply voltages up to 1 000 V. The requirements and related tests of this standard cover: classification, marking, mechanical construction, electrical construction and photobiological safety.
Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests
Standard Edition and Issue Date
8th Edition dated January 2015
Date of Previous Revisions to Standard
7th Edition dated October 2008 + A11: May 2009
20 October 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
September 20, 2017 = 30 Day – All clients to receive the valid certificates after re-evaluation and testing.
October 20, 2017 = Effective Date
Description of New/Revised Technical Requirements
Clause 4.28: Fixing of thermal sensing controls
Any temperature sensing control external to lamp control gear shall not be of the plug-in or an otherwise easily replaceable type. It shall be reliably kept in its specified position with regard to the control gear. Adhesive fixing of temperature sensing controls shall not be used where UV radiation emitted from a lamp could degrade the reliability of the fixing during the life of the luminaire. Temperature sensing controls shall not be mounted outside of the luminaire enclosure.
Clause 10.3: Touch current, protective conductor current and electric burn
Subclause 12.5.2, Thermal test (abnormal condition) ignitors marked tc + x
Thermal test of luminaire with ignitor marked with tc + x need to be reevaluated and tested due to requirement of a note under table 12.5 was transferred to a mandatory requirement
Subclause 3.2.12. Marking of earths
Earthing terminations for loop through in class II luminaire shall be marked with the letter ‘E’
Subclauses; 3.2.23, 4.24.2; Retinal blue light hazard
Symbol to advise “Do not stare at the light source” for portable and hand held LED luminaires that have been classified as having a threshold illuminance Ethr in accordance with IEC/TR 62778 should be visible as detailed by condition ‘c’ of clause 3.2 and table 3.1. Luminaires with light sources, where the safety standard does not exclude the lamp from retinal blue light hazard assessment, shall be assessed according to IEC/TR 62778.
Subclauses 3.3.22, Clause 4.31: Insulation between circuits
For controllable luminaires the classification of insulation that has been maintained between LV supply and control conductors shall be provided. E.g. basic insulation, reinforced insulation.
Subclauses 4.32, Clause 10.2: Over voltage protective devices
Over voltage protective devices which are external to control gear and connected to earth, shall be used only in fixed luminaires and connected only to a protective earth and shall comply with IEC 61643-11
Subclause 8.2.1, Annex M: Access to basic insulation
Luminaires shall be so constructed that their live parts are not accessible when the luminaire has been installed and wired as in normal use, and when it is opened as necessary for replacing lamps, replaceable light sources or (replaceable) starters, even if the operation cannot be achieved by hand.