This standard applies to the emission (radiated and conducted)
of radiofrequency disturbances from:
– all lighting equipment with a primary function of generating
and/or distributing light intended for illumination purposes, and
intended either for connection to the low voltage electricity
supply or for battery operation;
– the lighting part of multi-function equipment where one of the
primary functions of this is illumination;
– independent auxiliaries exclusively for use with lighting
– UV and IR radiation equipment;
– neon advertising signs;
– street/flood lighting intended for outdoor use;
– transport lighting (installed in buses and trains).
Excluded from the scope of this standard are:
– auxiliaries intended to be built into lighting equipment;
– lighting equipment operating in the ISM frequency bands (as
defined in Resolution 63 (1979) of the ITU Radio Regulation);
– lighting equipment for aircraft and airports;
– apparatus for which the electromagnetic compatibility
requirements in the radio-frequency range are explicitly formulated
in other CISPR standards, even if they incorporate a built-in
NOTE 1 Examples of exclusions are:
− built-in lighting devices for display back lighting and
− range hoods, refrigerators, freezers;
− photocopiers, projectors;
− lighting equipment for road vehicles.
The frequency range covered is 9 kHz to 400 GHz.
Multi-function equipment which is subjected simultaneously to
different clauses of this standard and/or other standards shall
meet the provisions of each clause/standard with the relevant
functions in operation.
For equipment outside the scope of this standard and which
includes lighting as a secondary function, there is no need to
separately assess the lighting function against this standard,
provided that the lighting function was operative during the
assessment in accordance with the applicable standard.
NOTE 2 Examples of equipment with a secondary lighting function
may be range hoods, fans, refrigerators, freezers, ovens and TV
with ambient lighting.
The limits in this standard have been determined on a
probabilistic basis to keep the suppression of disturbances within
economically reasonable limits while still achieving an adequate
level of radio protection and electromagnetic compatibility. In
exceptional cases, additional provisions may be required.
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