EN 55015 CISPR 15

Limits and Methods of Measurement of Radio Disturbance Characteristics of Electrical Lighting and Similar Equipment

Published: July 4th, 2023

EN 55015 Scope:

EN 55015 applies to the emission (radiated and conducted) of radio frequency disturbances from:

  • All lighting equipment with a primary function of generating and/or distributing light 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 its main functions is lighting;

  • Independent auxiliaries used only for lighting;

  • 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;

The following things are not covered by EN 55015:

lighting equipment that works in the ISM frequency bands (as defined in Resolution 63 (1979) of the ITU Radio Regulation);

lighting equipment for airplanes and airports; and equipment for which the requirements for electromagnetic compatibility in the radio-frequency range are clearly stated in other IEC or CISPR standards.

Examples include:

  • lighting devices that are integrated into other equipment, such as scale illumination or neon devices; photocopiers; slide projectors;

Some examples include neon lights devices, photocopiers, and slide projectors. There is also lighting equipment for cars.

The range of frequencies tested for EN 55015 is from 9 kHz to 400 GHz.

Equipment with multiple functions that is subject to different clauses of this standard and/or other standards at the same time must meet the requirements of each clause or standard while the relevant functions are in use.

On a probabilistic base, the limit of an EN 55015 test has been set to keep the suppression of disturbances within economically reasonable limits while still getting a good level of radioprotection and electromagnetic compatibility. In rare situations, extra measures may be needed.

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