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EN 55015 Testing

Limits and methods of Measurement of Radio Disturbance Characteristics of Electrical Lighting and Similar Equipment

EN 55015 Scope:

EN 55015 applies to the emission(radiated and conducted) of radiofrequency disturbances from:

  • All lighting equipment with a primary function of generating and/or distributing light intended for illumination purposes, and intended either for connection to the low voltage electricity supply or for battery operation;
  • The lighting part of multi-function equipment where one of the primary functions of this is illumination;
  • Independent auxiliaries exclusively for use with lighting equipment; UV and IR radiation equipment;
  • Neon advertising signs;
  • Street/flood lighting intended for outdoor use;
  • Transport lighting (installed in buses and trains).

Excluded from EN 55015 are;

  • Lighting  equipment operating in the ISM frequency bands (as defined in  Resolution 63 (1979) of the ITU Radio Regulation);
  • Lighting equipment for aircraft and airports;
  • Apparatus for which the electromagnetic compatibility requirements in the radio-frequency range are explicitly formulated in other IEC or CISPR standards.

Examples are:

  • Built-in lighting devices in other equipment, For example scale illumination or neon devices; photocopiers; slide projectors;
  • Lighting equipment for road vehicles.

The frequency range covered in EN 55015 testing is 9 kHz to 400 GHz.

Multi-function equipment which is subjected simultaneously to different clauses of this standard and/or other standards shall meet the provisions of each clause/standard with the relevant functions in operation.

The  limit of an EN 55015 test  has  been  determined  on  a  probabilistic  basis to keep the suppression  of disturbances within  economically reasonable limits while still achieving an adequate level of radio protection and electromagnetic compatibility. In exceptional cases, additional provisions may be required.

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