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The Practical Course in Luminaire Testing to IEC/EN 60598 is intended to take delegates through the practical testing process of domestic and commercial luminaires, with the options of working with fixed and portable luminaires including table lamps, bulk head and recessed luminaires, and street lighting.

The course has been developed as a follow on from a successful delivery of classroom-based course on full requirements of IEC/EN 60598-1, which was further scoped as a practical training part of the ‘Light Sources and Luminaire Design’ module of the HNC/D in Lighting Design and Technology.

This new standalone course by the Lighting Industry Academy is a practical course for delegates to experience the testing process of luminaires – from how products are prepared for testing, through to explanation of the Test Report Forms (TRF) produced for the product.

This course can be taken by individuals or companies with up to 5 delegates on a course.



The course will appeal to individuals in one of the following roles:

  • > Technical and Compliance Managers
  • > Quality Assurance teams
  • > Product designers
  • > Lighting Engineers
  • > Sales teams (possibly dependent upon company)

The companies who will benefit from this course:

  • > Luminaire Manufacturers
  • > Luminaire Importers
  • > Luminaire Distributors


he course is delivered in 3 different ways:

Standard course for individuals Suitable for delegates to register as individuals. The course will use portable luminaires (e.g. table lamp), and fixed luminaire (e.g. bulkhead fitting) for the testing. However, prior to the course, the trainer will make the decision, based on the delegate, whether other prepared products should be used to best engage the delegates
Closed course for 1 company  (option 1)                                                                         The practical testing is done using products selected as appropriate for the company
Closed course for 1 company (option 2)

The practical testing is done using 1 product of the company's choosing.

The other products for testing will be selected from the prescribed products to best suit both the company and complement their chosen product.

This course will be delivered at the LIA Laboratory in Telford and the learners will have access to the laboratory training room and all laboratory test equipment, with the exception of photometry.

The learners will be provided with the following materials for the course:

  • > IEC/EN 60598 Standard information
  • > Pre-Prepared TRF Reports
  • > Pre-Prepared samples for testing (e.g. plastic samples for flammability)
  • > Range of Luminaires - Table lamps x 5, Bulk heads x 5, Recessed x 5,  Street Lamps x 5


The main objective is for the learners to understand the practical application of the standard BS EN 60598.

They will experience how products are prepared for testing right through to understanding the Test Report Forms (TRF) produced for the product. The tests covered will differ from one to the other depending on the products being used for the course.

Learning outcomes of the course are:

  • > The ability to assess products against the clauses of the standard
  • > The ability to assess products to verify if standard requirements have been met.
  • > Gain an understanding of the electrical requirements in the standard
  • > Understand and gain practical use of test equipment used to assess a luminaire to IEC/EN60598


The learners will be required to attend 2 continuous days for the practical testing and learning at the LIA Laboratory.

Learner’s access to the LIA Laboratory facilities will be controlled they will be required at all times to remain with the course tutor or a member of the laboratory staff.

All learners will be required to sign a Confidential Disclosure Agreement to protect the confidentiality of the products under testing at the LIA Laboratory.

The learners are not assessed on this course.


Learners can do other courses on Standards and Legislation in Lighting:

Improve knowledge of a specific topic of lighting by enrolling on the courses in one of the following subject areas:

Depending upon the learner's experience and knowledge, they may choose to do the courses from Introductory, Certificate, Advanced Certificates and all the way up to Higher National Certificate and Diploma (HNC and HND) in Lighting Design and Technology (in partnership with the University of South Wales).

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Andy Guest

Topics covered - BS EN 60598, Lighting Legislation

Andy is an experienced electrical / electronic engineer and has worked with the LIA since 2003. With a technical engineering background and extensive experience in supply chains from manufacturing through to end use, Andy is well placed to understand the challenges faced by all areas of the lighting industry, especially with the introduction of LED technology.

Engagement with manufacturers, support organisations and individuals in the lighting industry is a key aspect of Andy’s role. Through his work with LIA quality system audits and support, alongside his role as part of the LIA training team, he has a strong focus on ensuring members of the lighting fraternity are conversant with latest legislative requirements and best practice

Through working closely with both the laboratory and other members of the LIA technical team, Andy has an excellent knowledge of standards, legislation and compliance which is key to supporting LIA members and students of the LIA Academy in achieving success in the modern market place.   

The Lighting Industry Academy is a professional learning institution committed to fulfilling all the educational needs of the lighting community. It brings together specialist lighting courses run by the Academy as well as other leading lighting organisations. The courses are delivered by highly skilled, professional trainers with many years of experience. The Academy provides class-based learning at a new dedicated campus in Telford as well as a variety of other locations throughout the UK. 

The LIA has a number of rates with various local hotels.


Telford Golf and Spa Resort
£80 Bed & Breakfast
Please quote LIA at time of booking

Park Inn Telford
£75 Bed & Breakfast 
Please quote The Lighting Industry Association at time of booking

Mercure Telford Madeley Court Hotel
£69 Bed & Breakfast

Holiday Inn Telford
£90 Bed & Breakfast
£65 for Sunday evening stays only
Please quote The Lighting Industry Association at time of booking

Ramada Hotel Telford
£79 Bed & Breakfast
£65 for Sunday evening stays only
Please quote The Lighting Industry Association at time of booking

International Hotel Telford
£69 Bed & Breakfast
£65 for Sunday evening stays only
Please quote The Lighting Industry Association at time of booking


Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotel 
£125 Bed & Breakfast
Please quote The Lighting Industry Association at time of booking

Cancellation Terms 
If you are using one of the recommended hotels and the course should be cancelled by the LIA, we will cover the costs. Should you cancel the course yourself, hotel cancellation terms will apply. Please note: The LIA cannot cover hotel costs if you choose to book with a hotel not listed above.