:iec 60598-1:2008 specifies 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 and electrical construction. this seventh edition cancels and replaces the sixth edition published in 2003. it constitutes a technical revision. the major changes which may affect certification are given in annex r. annex r shows where a new text has been included which contains more serious/critical requirements requiring products to be re-tested. subclauses 1.2.71, 3.2.19, 4.21, 4.24, annex p: requirements self shielded lamps and uv protection. subclauses 1.2.42, 5.2.14, 5.2.16, 8.2.3, 9.2: selv requirements. subclauses 1.2.78, 1.2.79, 1.2.80, 3.3, 10.1, 10.3, annex g: touch current, protective current and electric burn. subclauses 1.2.81, 1.2.82, 3.2.20, 4.14.3, table 12.1: hot surfaces. subclauses 0.5.2, 1.2.83, annex v: terminal block with integrated earthing contact. subclauses 3.2.22, figure 1: replaceable fuses. subclauses 1.2.8, 8.2.1, 8.2.4, 8.2.5, 8.2.6: access to basic insulation of luminaries. subclauses 2.4, 12.6, 3.2.9, 3.2.21, 4.16, annex d, annex n: marking of luminaires not suitable for mounting on normally flammable surfaces and covering with insulation. subclause 4.12.4: torque requirements for lampholders with a single means of fixing exposed to a rotary action. subclause 9.2: requirements for protection of lamp splashing.
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