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IEC 60598-2-25 Testing

Luminaires for use in clinical areas of hospitals and health care buildings

IEC 60598-2-25 Scope:

IEC 60598 2 25 and EN 60598 2 25 testing details specific requirements for luminaires for use with tungsten filament, fluorescent and other discharge lamps on supply voltages not exceeding 1 000 V for use in clinical areas in which medical treatment, examination and medical care takes place in hospitals and health care buildings.

IEC 60598-2-25 does not apply to medical electrical equipment, as defined in 2.2.15 of IEC 601-1, containing a light source.

NOTE 1: Sub-clause 2.2.15 of IEC 601-1 states: Electrical equipment, provided with not more than one connection to a particular supply mains and intended to diagnose, treat, or monitor the patient under medical supervision and which makes physical or electrical contact with the patient and/or transfers energy to or from the patient and/or detects such energy transfer to or from the patient.

EN 60598-2-25 does not apply to luminaires for emergency lighting and luminaires for general illumination in non-clinical areas (e.g. offices).

NOTE 2: For these luminaire types, reference should be made to other sections of IEC 598-2.

This standard does not apply to luminaires or parts of luminaires which are designed to be sterilized by the autoclave process and luminaires for operating tables.

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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 60598-2-21 Rope lights

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