BS EN 60598-1 Luminaire Standard Explained

This course aims to provide delegates with an understanding of the full requirements of BS EN 60598-1 standard which specifies essential requirements for all types of electrical luminaires in domestic, industrial and OEM markets.

As the main reference document for luminaire compliance, which is also used to support manufacturers’ declaration for LVD conformity, a working knowledge of the standard is invaluable.

This training course was developed following the introduction of edition 8 of BS EN 60598-1 and helps manufacturers understand the critical changes from edition 7. The course also includes information on the latest update +A1:2018.

About BS EN 60598-1 - ED. 8, 2015

What is this standard about?

BS EN 60598-1:2015 specifies general requirements of safety for luminaires that incorporate electric light sources for operation from supply voltages of up to 1,000 V. The requirements and related tests of this standard cover: classification, marking, mechanical construction, electrical construction and photobiological safety.

It supplies a set of requirements and tests that are considered to be generally applicable to most types of luminaires.

It’s meant to be used in conjunction with the family of BS EN 61058-2-X standards, each of which was written to tailor the general requirements for use with specific types of luminaires.

Who is this standard for?

Anyone with an interest in the safety of luminaires. This includes:

  • > Test houses
  • > Manufacturers
  • > Specifiers
  • > Designers/architects
  • > Building safety inspectors
  • > Regulators
  • > Health and safety managers, consultants and inspectorates
  • > Facilities managers
  • > Risk assessors
Course Location:Telford and South of England
Education Institution:The Lighting Industry Academy
Duration:1 day
Delivery:Teacher-led classroom learning
Intakes:Once a month at specified dates
Course Provider:The Lighting Industry Academy
CPD Hours:6.5 Hours
VIDEO: Overview by course tutor Andy Guest


This course is aimed at a broad audience of those involved in Lighting including, Lighting Manufacturers, Product Technologists, Luminaire Designers, Compliance Engineers, and Quality Managers.


The course is delivered via presentations and handout in a classroom setting.

All learners will be provided with a comprehensive set of support material, serving as a valuable point of reference after completion of the course.


This one day course covers the full contents of BSEN 60598-1 and its application:

  • > What the standard requirements are?
  • > Changes from edition 7
  • > New LED luminaire requirements
  • > How the changes will affect luminaire manufacturers
  • > How to apply the requirements.
  • > What’s included in the latest update - BS EN 60598-1:2015+A1:2018


One day: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.


The learners are not assessed on this course.


The theoretical learnings of the course can be put into practice with hands-on testing and assessment of luminaires at the practical course:

Learners can do other courses on Standards and Legislations 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 Certificate 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).


For individual delegates:

Member:£325 + VAT
Non-Member:£375 + VAT

For a closed company course:

Closed company courses are a more effective way to train your staff together for a cost-effective and flexible solution for your business.

The course contents for a closed course can be tailored to relate directly to the specifics of an organisation’s requirements following a conversation with the trainer.

Please contact the Academy for more details and a personalised quote for this course.



19th May 2020Online Session
21st July 2020The LIA, Telford
8th September 2020Marriott Hotel, Slough
24th November 2020The LIA, Telford

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Lighting Industry Academy

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.

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