Luminaires - Part 2-11: Particular requirements - Aquarium luminaires

IEC 60598-2-11:2013 specifies requirements for household aquarium luminaires incorporating electric light sources on supply voltages not exceeding 1 000 V. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2005. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) Subclause 11.1, change of the scope to open the standard for all kinds of electrical light sources.
b) Subclause 11.4.2, change of the definition in order to clarify non-permanently attached aquarium luminaire.
c) Subclause 11.11.3, for indoor operated aquarium luminaire, change of the size of external cable to at least 0,75 mm2 instead of 1,0 mm2 in the former edition.
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60598-1:2008.

Luminaires - Partie 2-11: Exigences particulières - Luminaires pour aquarium

La CEI 60598-2-11:2013 spécifie les exigences relatives aux luminaires pour aquariums domestiques comportant des sources lumineuses électriques avec des tensions d'alimentation ne dépassant pas 1 000 V. Cette deuxième édition annule et remplace la première édition parue en 2005. Cette édition constitue une révision technique. Cette édition inclut les modifications techniques majeures suivantes par rapport à l'édition précédente:
a) Paragraphe 11.1, changement du domaine d'application pour étendre la norme à toutes les sources de lumière électrique.
b) Paragraphe 11.4.2, changement de la définition de manière à clarifier la notion de luminaire d'aquarium non fixé de manière permanente.
c) Paragraphe 11.11.3, pour les luminaires d'intérieur pour luminaire d'aquarium, changement de la taille du câble externe à la section de 0,75 mm2 au lieu de 1,0 mm2 dans l'édition précédente.
Cette publication doit être lue conjointement avec la CEI 60598-1:2008.

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IEC 60598-2-11
Edition 2.0 2013-05
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
Luminaires –
Part 2-11: Particular requirements – Aquarium luminaires
Luminaires –
Partie 2-11: Exigences particulières – Luminaires pour aquarium
IEC 60598-2-11:2013
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IEC 60598-2-11
Edition 2.0 2013-05
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
Luminaires –
Part 2-11: Particular requirements – Aquarium luminaires
Luminaires –
Partie 2-11: Exigences particulières – Luminaires pour aquarium
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ........................................................................................................................... 3

INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................... 5

11.1 Scope ...................................................................................................................... 6

11.2 Normative references .............................................................................................. 6

11.3 General test requirements........................................................................................ 6

11.4 Terms and definitions .............................................................................................. 6

11.5 Classification of luminaires ...................................................................................... 7

11.6 Marking ................................................................................................................... 7

11.7 Construction ............................................................................................................ 8

11.8 Creepage distances and clearances ......................................................................... 9

11.9 Provisions for earthing ............................................................................................. 9

11.10 Terminals and electrical connections........................................................................ 9

11.11 External and internal wiring ...................................................................................... 9

11.12 Protection against electric shock .............................................................................. 9

11.13 Endurance tests and thermal tests ........................................................................... 9

11.14 Resistance to dust, solid objects and moisture ....................................................... 10

11.15 Insulation resistance and electric strength .............................................................. 10

11.16 Resistance to heat, fire and tracking ...................................................................... 10

Annex A (normative) Requirements for the protective shield to be fitted to luminaires

using metal halide lamps for protective measures against UV radiation .................................. 11

Figure 1 – Minimum distance from water level symbol.............................................................. 7

Table 1 – Markings .................................................................................................................. 7

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LUMINAIRES –
Part 2-11: Particular requirements –
Aquarium luminaires
FOREWORD

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International Standard IEC 60598-2-11 has been prepared by subcommittee 34D: Luminaires,

of IEC technical committee 34: Lamps and related equipment.
This standard is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60598-1.

This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2005. This edition

constitutes a technical revision.

This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous

edition:

a) Subclause 11.1, change of the scope to open the standard for all kinds of electrical light

sources.

b) Subclause 11.4.2, change of the definition in order to clarify non-permanently attached

aquarium luminaire.
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c) Subclause 11.11.3, for indoor operated aquarium luminaire, change of the size of external

2 2
cable to at least 0,75 mm instead of 1,0 mm in the former edition.
The text of this standard is based on the following documents:
FDIS Report on voting
34D/1046/FDIS 34D/1089/RVD

Full information on the voting for the approval of this standard can be found in the report on

voting indicated in the above table.

This publication has been drafted in accordance with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.

A list of all the parts in the IEC 60598 series, published under the general title Luminaires can

be found on the IEC website.
NOTE In this standard, the following print types are used:
– requirements: in roman type;
– test specifications: in italic type;
– notes: in small roman type.

The committee has decided that the contents of this publication will remain unchanged until the

stability date indicated on the IEC web site under "http://webstore.iec.ch" in the data related to

the specific publication. At this date, the publication will be
• reconfirmed,
• withdrawn,
• replaced by a revised edition, or
• amended.
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INTRODUCTION

Aquarium luminaires are predominantly used on the topside of an aquarium tank to achieve an

effective illumination and are, therefore, very close to the water inside the tank. Because

constant refilling of water is required as a consequence of evaporation and regular servicing,

e.g. feeding the fish, it is necessary to open the top cover or to remove the aquarium luminaire

frequently in order to have a good and sufficient access to the water surface.

The requirements of this standard are necessary to prevent any dangerous contact between

current-carrying parts of the aquarium luminaire and the water inside the tank during refilling or

maintenance. Another aspect is to prevent any accidental immersion of the aquarium luminaire

into the water.
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LUMINAIRES –
Part 2-11: Particular requirements –
Aquarium luminaires
11.1 Scope

This part of the IEC 60598 series specifies requirements for household aquarium luminaires

incorporating electric light sources on supply voltages not exceeding 1 000 V.

NOTE In the U.S., electrical equipment used on or in aquariums must be supplied by voltages not exceeding

300 V.
11.2 Normative references

The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and

are indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments)

applies.
IEC 60598-1, Luminaires – Part 1: General requirements and tests
11.3 General test requirements

The provisions of Section 0 of IEC 60598-1 apply. The tests described in each appropriate

section of IEC 60598-1 shall be carried out in the order listed in this part of IEC 60598-2.

11.4 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in IEC 60598-1, as well as

the following apply.
11.4.1
aquarium luminaire

luminaire intended to illuminate the inside of an aquarium and which is placed in close

proximity of the top of the tank or in/on the tank
11.4.2
non-permanently attached luminaire

luminaire which can be positioned on top of an aquarium tank, or on a removable top cover

frame or on a fixed top cover frame, and which is removable by hand; a luminaire which must

be detached from the aquarium for lamp replacement and/or for maintenance is considered as

a non-permanently attached luminaire

Note 1 to entry: Non-permanently attached aquarium luminaires can contain provisions for fixing.

11.4.3
permanently attached luminaire

luminaire which is mounted on the tank of the aquarium or on a fixed top cover frame of the

aquarium and which is only removable by the use of a tool

Note 1 to entry: Luminaires and their parts can be mounted separately by the user.

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11.4.4
independently suspended aquarium luminaire
luminaire (pendant), not permanently attached to the tank
11.4.5
removable top cover frame

outside frame which is mounted on the top of the aquarium tank and may be removed by hand

Note 1 to entry: A removable top cover frame can contain other parts necessary for fixing additional accessories.

11.4.6
fixed top cover frame

outside frame which is fixed on top of the aquarium tank, and the removal of which is only

possible by use of a tool

Note 1 to entry: A fixed top cover frame can contain parts necessary for fixing additional accessories.

11.4.7
aquarium

complete system, including a tank, an aquarium luminaire and if applicable a top cover frame

11.5 Classification of luminaires

Luminaires shall be classified in accordance with the provisions of Section 2 of IEC 60598-1.

11.6 Marking

The provisions of Section 3 of IEC 60598-1 apply, together with the following requirements (see

Table 1).
Table 1 – Markings
Markings Markings Markings
belonging to a) belonging to b) belonging to c)
11.6.1 Distance
11.6.2 External parts
11.6.3 Disconnect supply

a), b) and c) refer to the categories of markings outlined in 3.2 of IEC 60598-1.

11.6.1 Information shall be provided and/or the following symbol (see Figure 1) concerning the

minimum distance from the luminaire to the maximum water level of the aquarium shall be

marked on the luminaire if there are possibilities (based on the design of the aquarium) of the

water reaching the luminaire. The minimum distance shall be at least 15 mm.
min. ... mm
IEC 1245/13
Figure 1 – Minimum distance from water level symbol
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11.6.2 Portable external parts, e.g. ballast units, shall be marked with a warning based on the

following wording: “Shall not be positioned on or into the cover frame”, if the protection against

ingress of moisture is lower than IPX7.

11.6.3 Aquarium luminaires shall be marked with an outside visible instruction based on the

following wording: “Disconnect supply before opening the luminaire for maintenance”.

11.6.4 If the permanently attached luminaire is delivered separately from the aquarium and

intended for direct mounting on the wall of the tank, the manufacturer has to give an

information in the instructions regarding the permissible thickness of the wall of the aquarium

tank.
11.7 Construction

The provisions of Section 4 of IEC 60598-1 apply, together with the requirements of 11.7.1 to

11.7.5 of this part of IEC 60598-2.

11.7.1 Non-permanently attached aquarium luminaires shall have protection against ingress of

moisture of at least IPX7. Only class III aquarium luminaires where the working voltage does

not exceed 12 V r.m.s. or 30 V ripple free d.c. can be positioned in contact with or submersed

in water.

11.7.2 Permanently attached luminaires shall have protection against ingress of moisture of at

least IPX7 with the following exception.

If a permanently attached aquarium luminaire is used in an aquarium provided with suitable

drainage apertures or a cut off mechanism, all surfaces which are located at least 15 mm

above the maximum water level reached in case of overfilling shall be at least IPX4.

For the other surfaces of the luminaire, the protection against ingress of moisture can be

reduced to at least IPX2, if the following situations apply. During refilling, any contact between

water splashes and hazardous part of the aquarium luminaire shall be prevented by the

position of the luminaire.

11.7.3 Portable external parts mounted in the supply cable, for example switches or ballast

units, need not comply with the IP rating of the luminaire if the cable length between the

luminaire and electrical part is at least 1,0 m and the cable length between those electrical

parts and the supply connector is not greater than 0,5 m.

11.7.4 Provision shall be made to prevent a permanently attached aquarium luminaire (see

11.4.3 – Note 1 to entry) becoming unfixed.
Compliance shall be checked by the following test.

For a luminaire which is intended for direct mounting on the wall of the tank, a force is applied

to the fixing mechanism for 1 min in the most onerous direction. During the test, the fixing

mechanism is mounted on test aquarium “walls” made of ordinary window glass, with the

minimum and maximum thickness as specified by the manufacturer. The fixing mechanism

shall not start moving on the glass at a pull of 20 N.
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11.7.5 If the luminaire is fitted with a switch, the switch shall be a double pole disconnection

construction, except for class III luminaires.
11.8 Creepage distances and clearances

The provisions of Section 11 of IEC 60598-1 apply. Luminaires of this part of IEC 60598-2 are

intended for use in applications in line with impulse withstand category II.
11.9 Provisions for earthing
The provisions of Section 7 of IEC 60598-1 apply.
11.10 Terminals and electrical connections
The provisions of Sections 14 and 15 of IEC 60598-1 apply.
11.11 External and internal wiring

The provisions of Section 5 of IEC 60598-1 apply, together with the requirements of 11.11.1 to

11.11.3 of this part of IEC 60598-2.

11.11.1 Aquarium luminaires shall be provided with a fixed flexible cable and a plug for

connection to the power supply. The length of the cable shall be at least 1,5 m, unless the

requirements of 11.7.3 apply.

11.11.2 The plug of the power supply cord of an aquarium luminaire is not required to have

the same degree of protection as the luminaire if different from IP2X.

11.11.3 For aquarium luminaries other than ordinary, if the luminaire has been clearly

specified as suitable for indoor use only, flexible cables or cords used as a means of

connection to the supply can be made from PVC (like for ordinary luminaires) and the nominal

cross-sectional area of the conductors shall be not less than 0,75 mm .
11.12 Protection against electric shock
The provisions of Section 8 of IEC 60598-1 apply.
11.13 Endurance tests and thermal tests

The provisions of Section 12 of IEC 60598-1 apply, together with the requirements of 11.13.1

and 11.13.2 of this part of IEC 60598-2.

11.13.1 Aquarium luminaires shall be subjected to the relevant tests of 12.4, 12.5 and 12.6

of IEC 60598-1 after the test(s) of 9.2 but before the test(s) of 9.3 of Section 9 of IEC 60598-1

as specified in 11.14 of this part of IEC 60598-2.

11.13.2 A 20 mm thick matt black painted wooden board is used to represent the maximum

possible water level. A matt black painted 20 mm-wide wooden frame is placed onto the board

to provide the spacing between the water and the luminaire according to 11.5.1. The aquarium

cover frame, fully assembled with its luminaire, is then laid onto the matt black wooden frame.

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11.14 Resistance to dust, solid objects and moisture

The provisions of Section 9 of IEC 60598-1 apply, together with the requirements of 11.14.1

and 11.14.2 of this part of IEC 60598-2.

11.14.1 The order of tests specified in Section 9 of IEC 60598-1 shall be in accordance with

11.13 of this part of IEC 60598-2.

11.14.2 The test according to IPX2 shall be performed in the position of the luminaire, in

which the top of the aquarium is fully covered (closed position) and the permanently attached

aquarium luminaire is in the normal operating position.

The test according to IPX4 shall be performed in the position of the permanently attached

aquarium luminaire, in which the maximum distance to the water is given (opened position). All

surfaces which are designed for IPX2 rating can be covered during the IPX4 tests.

11.15 Insulation resistance and electric strength
The provisions of Section 10 of IEC 60598-1 apply.
11.16 Resistance to heat, fire and tracking
The provisions of Section 13 of IEC 60598-1 apply.
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Annex A
(normative)
Requirements for the protective shield to be fitted
to luminaires using metal halide lamps
for protective measures against UV radiation
Annex P of IEC 60598-1 applies, except for the inside of the aquarium.
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SOMMAIRE

AVANT-PROPOS .................................................................................................................. 13

INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................... 15

11.1 Domaine d’application ............................................................................................ 16

11.2 Références normatives .......................................................................................... 16

11.3 Généralités sur les essais ...................................................................................... 16

11.4 Termes et définitions ............................................................................................. 16

11.5 Classification des luminaires .................................................................................. 17

11.6 Marquage .............................................................................................................. 17

11.7 Construction .......................................................................................................... 18

11.8 Lignes de fuite et distances dans l’air ..................................................................... 19

11.9 Dispositions en vue de la mise à la terre ................................................................ 19

11.10 Bornes et connexions électriques ........................................................................... 19

11.11 Câblage interne et externe ..................................................................................... 19

11.12 Protection contre les chocs électriques .................................................................. 19

11.13 Essais d’endurance et d’échauffement ................................................................... 19

11.14 Résistance aux poussières, aux corps solides et à l’humidité ................................. 20

11.15 Résistance d’isolement et rigidité diélectrique ........................................................ 20

11.16 Résistance à la chaleur, au feu et au courant de cheminement ............................... 20

Annexe A (normative) Exigences concernant les mesures de protection, contre le
rayonnement UV, pour les écrans de protection destinés à équiper les luminaires

utilisant des lampes aux halogénures métalliques .................................................................. 21

Figure 1 – Symbole indiquant la distance minimale au niveau d’eau ....................................... 18

Tableau 1 – Marquage .......................................................................................................... 17

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Partie 2-11: Exigences particulières –
Luminaires pour aquarium
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