Luminaires - Part 2-20: Particular requirements - Lighting chains (IEC 60598-2-20:2022)

IEC 60598-2-20:2022 is available as IEC 60598-2-20:2022 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.

IEC 60598-2-20:2022 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. This fifth edition cancels and replaces the fourth edition published in 2014. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- specific provisions for temporarily installed protected lighting (TPL) chains have been added;
- new terms and definitions have been added.

Leuchten - Teil 2-20: Besondere Anforderungen – Lichterketten (IEC 60598-2-20:2022)

Luminaires - Partie 2-20: Exigences particulières - Guirlandes lumineuses (IEC 60598-2-20:2022)

IEC 60598-2-20:2022 est disponible sous forme de IEC 60598-2-20:2022 RLV qui contient la Norme internationale et sa version Redline, illustrant les modifications du contenu technique depuis l'édition précédente.

L'IEC 60598-2-20:2022 spécifie les exigences applicables aux guirlandes lumineuses équipées de sources lumineuses montées en série, en parallèle ou en combinaison série/parallèle pour utilisation à l'intérieur ou à l'extérieur, pour des tensions d'alimentation qui ne dépassent pas 250 V. Cette cinquième édition annule et remplace la quatrième édition parue en 2014. Cette édition constitue une révision technique. Cette édition inclut les modifications techniques majeures suivantes par rapport à l'édition précédente:
- des dispositions spécifiques aux guirlandes lumineuses protégées installées temporairement (TPL) ont été ajoutées;
- de nouveaux termes et définitions ont été ajoutés.

Svetilke - 2-20. del: Posebne zahteve - Svetlobni nizi (IEC 60598-2-20:2022)

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Svetilke - 2-20. del: Posebne zahteve - Svetlobni nizi (IEC 60598-2-20:2022)
Luminaires - Part 2-20: Particular requirements - Lighting chains (IEC 60598-2-20:2022)
Leuchten - Teil 2-20: Besondere Anforderungen – Lichterketten (IEC 60598-2-20:2022)
Luminaires - Partie 2-20: Exigences particulières - Guirlandes lumineuses (IEC 60598-2-
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN IEC 60598-2-20:2024
29.140.40 Svetila Luminaires
2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.


ICS 29.140.40 Supersedes EN 60598-2-20:2015; EN 60598-2-
English Version
Luminaires - Part 2-20: Particular requirements - Lighting chains
(IEC 60598-2-20:2022)
Luminaires - Partie 2-20: Exigences particulières - Leuchten - Teil 2-20: Besondere Anforderungen -
Guirlandes lumineuses Lichterketten
(IEC 60598-2-20:2022) (IEC 60598-2-20:2022)
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The text of document 34D/1646/FDIS, future edition 5 of IEC 60598-2-20, 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 60598-2-20:2024.
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• latest date by which the national standards conflicting with the (dow) 2027-06-28
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IEC 60598-2-4 NOTE Approved as EN 60598-2-4
IEC 60598-2-21 NOTE Approved as EN 60598-2-21

IEC 60598-2-20 ®
Edition 5.0 2022-01
Luminaires –
Part 2-20: Particular requirements – Lighting chains
Luminaires –
Partie 2-20: Exigences particulières – Guirlandes lumineuses
ICS 29.140.40 ISBN 978-2-8322-4237-7
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20.1 Scope . 7
20.2 Normative references . 7
20.3 Terms and definitions . 8
20.4 General test requirements . 10
20.5 Classification of luminaires . 10
20.5.1 General . 10
20.5.2 Protection against electric shock . 10
20.5.3 Protection against dust, solid objects and moisture . 10
20.6 Marking . 10
20.6.1 General . 10
20.6.2 Lighting chain marking . 11
20.6.3 Lighting chain and packaging marking . 11
20.6.4 Packaging or instructions marking . 11
20.7 Construction . 12
20.7.1 General . 12
20.7.2 Lampholders . 12
20.7.3 Terminal blocks . 12
20.7.4 Terminals and supply connections . 13
20.7.5 Gaskets . 13
20.7.6 Mechanical strength . 13
20.7.7 Lamp bridging devices . 13
20.7.8 Control units and controlgear . 13
20.7.9 Lamp rotation . 14
20.7.10 Lamp insertion and withdrawal force . 14
20.7.11 Lamp mechanical requirements . 14
20.7.12 Temporarily installed protected lighting (TPL) chains . 14
20.8 Creepage distances and clearances . 15
20.9 Provisions for earthing . 15
20.10 Terminals . 15
20.11 External and internal wiring . 15
20.11.1 General . 15
20.11.2 Cables for lighting chains . 15
20.11.3 Cord anchorage test . 16
20.11.4 Plugs and cable length . 16
20.11.5 Maximum length of extendable class II lighting chains . 16
20.12 Protection against electric shock . 17
20.12.1 General . 17
20.12.2 Divisible plug . 17
20.12.3 Electrification of decorations . 17
20.12.4 Contacts of push-in lampholders . 18
20.12.5 Blanking plugs . 18
20.13 Endurance tests and thermal tests . 19
20.13.1 General . 19

IEC 60598-2-20:2022 © IEC 2022 – 3 –
20.13.2 Test voltage . 19
20.13.3 Lamp bridging devices . 19
20.13.4 Short-circuit test of rectifier . 19
20.14 Resistance to dust, solid objects and moisture . 19
20.15 Insulation resistance and electric strength . 20
20.16 Resistance to heat, fire and tracking . 20
Annex A (normative) Requirements for interconnecting connectors for use in lighting
chains . 21
Bibliography . 23

Figure 1 – Examples of different types of lighting chains . 10
Figure 2 – Example of a connector to a divisible plug for lighting chains . 17
Figure 3 – Example of test device suitable for checking security of lampholder contacts . 18

Table 1 – Cable or cord types for lighting chains . 15
Table 2 – Conductor size for lighting chains . 16

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Part 2-20: Particular requirements – Lighting chains

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