Luminaires - Part 2-18: Particular requirements - Luminaires for swimming pools and similar applications

This part of IEC 60598 specifies requirements for fixed luminaires intended for use in the water, or in contact with the water, in, for example, the basins of swimming pools, fountains, paddling pools, and garden pools, for use with electric light sources. NOTE Electrical installation rules for swimming pools are given in IEC 60364-7-702. This document does not cover luminaires not in contact with the water (e.g. mounted behind a glass panel which is separate from the luminaire) or hand-held or portable luminaires.

Leuchten - Teil 2-18: Besondere Anforderungen - Leuchten für Schwimmbecken und ähnliche Anwendungen

Luminaires - Partie 2-18: Exigences particulières - Luminaires pour piscines et usages analogues

L'IEC 60598-2-18:2022 spécifie les exigences applicables aux luminaires fixes destinés à être utilisés dans l'eau ou en contact avec l'eau, par exemple dans les bassins des piscines, les fontaines, les pataugeoires et les bassins de jardin, et destinés à être utilisés avec des sources lumineuses électriques. Cette troisième édition annule et remplace la deuxième édition parue en 1993 et l'Amendement 1:2011. Cette édition constitue une révision technique. Cette édition inclut les modifications techniques majeures suivantes par rapport à l'édition précédente:
les références à la Partie 1 ont été mises à jour;
certains paragraphes ont été renumérotés;
la norme a été remaniée afin qu'elle s'applique aux lampes à filament et aux sources lumineuses à LED;
les exigences de marquage ont été mises à jour et le 18.5.3 de l’édition précédente a été supprimé;
le 18.10.3 de l’édition précédente a été supprimé, car il n'est plus pertinent depuis la mise à jour des exigences applicables aux sections des câbles internes et externes dans la Section 5 de la Partie 1;
les 18.10.4 et 18.10.5 de l’édition précédente qui ont été renumérotés 18.11.4 et 18.11.5 dans la présente édition ont été adaptés pour permettre l'utilisation d'une variante de câble multiconducteur étanche conforme à l'essai d'étanchéité de l'Annexe D et de l'Annexe E de l'EN 50525-2-21:2011, ou à une norme régionale équivalente;
en 18.11, (18.10 de l’édition précédente), la section du câblage a été alignée sur la Partie 1;
en 18.11, (18.10 de l’édition précédente), les types de câbles ont été mis à jour avec d'autres variantes régionales de câbles.

Svetilke - 2-18. del: Posebne zahteve - Svetilke za bazene in podobno uporabo (IEC 60598-2-18:2022)

Ta del standarda IEC 60598 določa zahteve za vgrajene svetilke za uporabo z električnimi viri v vodi ali v stiku z vodo, na primer v plavalnih bazenih, vodnjakih, otroških bazenih in vrtnih bazenih.
OPOMBA: Pravila električne inštalacije za plavalne bazene so podana v standardu IEC 60364-7-702.
Ta dokument ne zajema svetilk, ki niso v stiku z vodo (npr. nameščene za stekleno ploščo, ki je ločena od svetilke), ročnih ali prenosnih svetilk.

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SIST EN 60598-2-18:1995
SIST EN 60598-2-18:1995/A1:2012
Svetilke - 2-18. del: Posebne zahteve - Svetilke za bazene in podobno uporabo (IEC
Luminaires - Part 2-18: Particular requirements - Luminaires for swimming pools and
similar applications (IEC 60598-2-18:2022)
Leuchten - Teil 2: Besondere Anforderungen - Hauptabschnitt 18: Leuchten für
Schwimmbecken und ähnliche Anwendungen (IEC 60598-2-18:2022)
Luminaires - Partie 2-18: Exigences particulières - Luminaires pour piscines et usages
analogues (IEC 60598-2-18:2022)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN IEC 60598-2-18:2022
29.140.40 Svetila Luminaires
97.220.10 Športni objekti Sports facilities
2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.


ICS 29.140.40; 97.220.10 Supersedes EN 60598-2-18:1994;
EN 60598-2-18:1994/corrigendum May 1996;
EN 60598-2-18:1994/A1:2012
English Version
Luminaires - Part 2-18: Particular requirements - Luminaires for
swimming pools and similar applications
(IEC 60598-2-18:2022)
Luminaires - Partie 2-18: Exigences particulières - Leuchten - Teil 2: Besondere Anforderungen -
Luminaires pour piscines et usages analogues Hauptabschnitt 18: Leuchten für Schwimmbecken und
(IEC 60598-2-18:2022) ähnliche Anwendungen
(IEC 60598-2-18:2022)
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European foreword
The text of document 34D/1663/FDIS, future edition 3 of IEC 60598-2-18, prepared by SC 34D
"Luminaires" of IEC/TC 34 "Lighting" was submitted to the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote and approved
by CENELEC as EN IEC 60598-2-18:2022.
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level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement
• latest date by which the national standards conflicting with the (dow) 2025-09-21
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This document supersedes EN 60598-2-18:1994 and all of its amendments and corrigenda (if any).
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Endorsement notice
The text of the International Standard IEC 60598-2-18:2022 was approved by CENELEC as a
European Standard without any modification.
In the official version, for Bibliography, the following note has to be added for the standard indicated:
IEC 61558 (series) NOTE Harmonized as EN 61558 (series)
Annex ZA
Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content
constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For
undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments)
NOTE 1 Where an International Publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod), the
relevant EN/HD applies.
NOTE 2 Up-to-date information on the latest versions of the European Standards listed in this annex is available
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
IEC 60598-1 - Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements EN IEC 60598-1 -
and tests
IEC 60364-7-702 - Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 7- HD 60364-7-702 -
702: Requirements for special installations
or locations - Swimming pools and
- - Electric cables - Low voltage energy cables EN 50525-2-21 2011
of rated voltages up to and including
450/750 V (Uo/U) - Part 2-21: Cables for
general applications - Flexible cables with
crosslinked elastomeric insulation

IEC 60598-2-18 ®
Edition 3.0 2022-08
Luminaires –
Part 2-18: Particular requirements – Luminaires for swimming pools and similar

Luminaires –
Partie 2-18: Exigences particulières – Luminaires pour piscines et usages

ICS 29.140.40; 97.220.10 ISBN 978-2-8322-5304-5

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18.1 Scope . 6
18.2 Normative references . 6
18.3 Terms and definitions . 6
18.4 General test requirements . 6
18.5 Classification of luminaires . 7
18.6 Marking . 7
18.7 Construction . 8
18.8 Creepage distances and clearances . 8
18.9 Provisions for earthing . 8
18.10 Terminals . 8
18.11 External and internal wiring . 9
18.12 Protection against electric shock . 9
18.13 Endurance tests and thermal tests . 9
18.14 Resistance to dust and moisture . 10
18.15 Insulation resistance and electric strength . 10
18.16 Resistance to heat, fire and tracking . 10
Annex A (informative) Schedule of amended subclauses containing more serious or
critical requirements which require products to be retested . 11
Bibliography . 12

Figure 1 – Suitable test device for luminaire where the front is in contact with water . 10

IEC 60598-2-18:2022 © IEC 2022 – 3 –
Part 2-18: Particular requirements –
Luminaires for swimming pools and similar applications

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IEC 60598-2-18 has been prepared by subcommittee 34D: Luminaires, of IEC technical
committee 34: Lighting. It is an International Standard.
This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 1993 and
Amendment 1:2011. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous
a) references to Part 1 have been updated;
b) some subclauses have been renumbered;
c) the standard has been redrafted such that it is applicable to both filament lamps and LED
light sources;
d) marking requirements have been updated and 18.5.3 of the previous edition has been
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e) 18.10.3 of the previous edition has been deleted, as it is no longer relevant, following the
update of requirements for cross-sectional areas of external and internal cables in Section
5 of Part 1;
f) 18.10.4 and 18.10.5 of the previous edition renumbered as 18.11.4 and 18.11.5 in this
edition have been adapted to allow the use of an alternative waterproof multi-core cable
that conforms to the waterproof test of Annex D and Annex E of EN 50525-2-21:2011 or to
an equivalent regional standard;
g) in 18.11 (18.10 in the previous edition), the cross-sectional area of wiring has been aligned
with Part 1;
h) in 18.11 (18.10 in the previous edition)

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