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The LIA has a wealth of resources dedicated to the lighting industry. We provide access to technical information for our members on everything from legislation and legislative guidance to technical details on National, European, and International standards and procedures.

LIA members have access to a vast catalogue of standards and technical documents.

Lawrence Barling and Stuart Burns at Technical Committees on behalf of The LIA.

 

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EU-GB LEGISLATION TRACKER

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600 hours

Time Spent in Committees

60

Number of Committees Attended

51

Number of Standards in Development

 

Committees the LIA team attend

Committees in bold are top-level committees.

CENELEC

 TC34

 Lighting

 TC34/WG1

 Emergency Lighting

 TC34/WG3

 Harmonisation editing committee

IEC (Lighting)

TC34

Lighting

TC34/AG1

Chair Advisory Group

TC34/MT2

Terminology

TC34/AG4

Lighting Systems

TC34/WG5

EMx

TC34/WG7

Insulation Co-ordination

TC34/WG11

Control Interface / DALI

TC34/AG13

IEC adoption of Zhaga publications

TC34/WG14

Lighting Systems

TC34/AG20

Environmental Aspects

TC34/JWG21

Photobiological safety of light sources and luminaires emitting visible light

TC34/WG24

Environmental Aspects

SC34A

Electric light sources

SC34A/WG4

LED light sources

SC34A/WG6

Legacy light sources

SC34B

Lamp caps and holders

SC34B/WG1

Caps/holders

SC34C

Auxiliaries for lamps

SC34C/WG1

Controlgear

SC34C/JWG3*

Emergency

SC34C/EG4

Editing group

SC34D

Luminaires

SC34D/WG1

Luminaires

SC34D/JWG2*

Emergency

SC34D/EG3

Editing group

IEC (Other)

SC23B/MT13

Maintenance of the IEC 61995 series

TC64/MT2

Wiring regs

TC64/MT2/PT559

Wiring regs - lighting

TC64/MT34

Electrical installations of buildings - Part 7-718: Requirements for special installations or locations - Communal facilities and workplaces

CTL-ETF5/OSM-LUM

Committee of test labs

CEN

TC169/WG3

Emergency lighting

- DSSS TF

Adaptive emergency escape lighting systems - Technical specification

- Dynamic signs

Subgroup of TF for development of adaptive signs

BSI

CPL/34

Lighting

CPL/34/1

Light sources & Caps/Holders

CPL/34/3

Control gear

CPL/34/4

Luminaires

L/001

Electrotechnical sector – Policy and strategy committee

EL/1

Light and lighting applications

EL/1/1

Emergency lighting

EL/1/1/1

BS 5266-1 drafting panel

EL/1/2

Road lighting

EL/1/3

Tunnel lighting

EPL/76

Optical radiation safety & lasers

GEL/008

Electricity supply

GEL/106

EMF

GEL/111

Environmental

GEL/210

EMC

JPEL/064

Wiring Regs

JPELB/064

Wiring Regs - Thermal

JPELC/064

Wiring Regs - Shock

JPELD/064

Wiring Regs - External

PEL/23

Electrical accessories

PH/8/1

Safety signs

TPR/33/-/8

BS 8887-221 drafting

 


Stuart Burns chairing his first meeting of the luminaire committee SC34D WG1.

 

STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT

The LIA is deeply involved in numerous standards development organisations, including IEC, ISO, CENELEC, CEN, and BSI.

The LIA’s engagement in various lighting industry standards committees provides its members with early access to information on developing standards. This strategic advantage enables members to design products that comply with emerging regulations and remain future-proof.

By participating in the LIA, members also gain the opportunity to influence the drafting of these standards. Their input helps shape industry regulations to better align with their specific needs and expertise.


New in 2024

  • 2024 should see the publication of both the controlgear safety series standards, IEC 61347 and the new format luminaire safety standard IEC 60598-1. These will then progress through the EU harmonisation process to be listed in the OJ. These standards will become the default for showing a presumption of conformity to EU and GB Regulations.
  • For luminaires, work will move to updating the part 2s to align with the new format IEC 60598-1.
  • Work will ramp up in the environmental group as pressure for standardised metrics increases including publishing the PEP Ecopassport PSR0014 as an IEC Publicly Available Specification (PAS) late 2024 or early 2025.
  • 3 major projects on LED lamp safety, LED module safety and LED light source performance standards should progress to final drafts later in the year and publication in 2025..
  • Standards IEC 63494-1 and IEC 63494-2-1 for Lighting System Electro-Mechanical Interfaces are in the Committee Draft stage, with the the work progressing during 2024/2025, with estimated publication early 2026.
Stuart Burns Tech Committee Image

 


2023 Achievements 

  • Work has restarted on LED light source safety and performance standards.
  • Work has commenced on a new series of standards for “holders, connectors and mounts for LED light sources”.
  • Work concluded on updating the controlgear safety standards IEC 61347-1 and some part 2s which are expected to be published in 2024.
  • Work has continued on updating the luminaire safety standard IEC 60598-1 which is expected to be published in 2024.
  • Work on environmental aspects has started with development of a Technical Report expected in 2024. This group will also look to develop Product Category Rules (PCR) and Product Specific Rules (PSR) for lighting.
  • In CENELEC the approval of standards as harmonised standards and listing in the Commission Official Journal (OJ) continues to cause frustration and delays.
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