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IEC 60598-2-21 Testing

Rope lights

IEC 60598-2-21 Scope:

IEC 60598 2 21 EN 60598 2 21 testing specifies requirements for rope lights (sealed lighting chains) fitted with non-replaceable series- or parallel- or a combination of series/parallel-connected light sources for use either indoors or outdoors on supply voltages not exceeding 250 V.

NOTE 1: In some countries the term “sealed lighting chain” is used instead of “rope light”.

NOTE 2: For products where the rope light is fixed to a frame or the like as ornaments like Santa Claus, snowman and similar, relevant clauses of IEC 60598-2-4 and/or IEC 60598-2-7 can also apply.

Rope lights provided with, fixed or detachable, extra attachments of different kinds, e.g. ornamental element in temporary decorative configurations due to festivals, celebrations, etc. or in two or three dimensional reproductions of persons or animals (real or imaginary) are considered to be covered by this standard.

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Related Standards:

IEC 60598-2-1 Fixed general purpose luminaires

IEC 60598-2-2 Recessed luminaires

IEC 60598-2-3 Luminaires for road and street lighting

IEC 60598-2-4 Portable general purpose luminaires

IEC 60598-2-5 Floodlights

IEC 60598-2-7 Portable luminaires for garden use

IEC 60598-2-8 Handlamps

IEC 60598-2-9 Photo and film luminaires (non-professional)

IEC 60598-2-10 Portable luminaires for children

IEC 60598-2-11 Aquarium luminaires

IEC 60598-2-12 Mains socket-outlet mounted nightlights

IEC 60598-2-13 Ground recessed luminaires

IEC 60598-2-14 Luminaires for cold cathode tubular discharge lamps (neon tubes) and similar equipment

IEC 60598-2-18 Luminaires for swimming pools and similar applications

IEC 60598-2-19 Air-handling luminaires (safety requirements)

IEC 60598-2-20 Lighting chains

IEC 60598-2-22 Luminaires for emergency lighting

IEC 60598-2-23 Extra low voltage lighting systems for filament lamps

IEC 60598-2-24 Luminaires with limited surface temperatures

IEC 60598-2-25 Luminaires for use in clinical areas of hospitals and health care buildings