Elec­tro­mag­netic com­pat­i­bil­ity test­ing in EMC lab EN 61547

EN 61547:2009 Equip­ment for gen­eral light­ing pur­poses — EMC immu­nity require­ments (IEC 61547:2009)

Inter­na­tional stan­dard EN 61547:2009 is applic­a­ble to lamps, aux­il­iaries
and lumi­naires, intended either for con­nect­ing to a low volt­age elec­tric­ity sup­ply or for bat­tery oper­a­tion.

Excluded from the stan­dard EN 61547:2009 are fol­low­ing equip­ment:
• light­ing equip­ment for use in trans­port vehi­cles, such as trains, busses, and cars;
• enter­tain­ment light­ing con­trol equip­ment for pro­fes­sional pur­poses;
• light­ing devices built into other equip­ment such as– scale indi­ca­tors, pho­to­copiers, pro­jec­tors, mul­ti­me­dia equip­ment.

Inter­na­tional stan­dard EN 61547:2009 have no spe­cific over­all clas­si­fi­ca­tion of equip­ment.

Lumi­nar­ies, LED lamps, street LED light­ing devices, table lamps, office light­ing equip­ment.

Elec­tro­sta­tic dis­charge (ESD) immu­nity.
Elec­tro­mag­netic field immu­nity.
Power fre­quency mag­netic field immu­nity.
Volt­age dip and short inter­rup­tion immu­nity at power ports.
Elec­tri­cal fast tran­sients– burst immu­nity.
Surge immu­nity.
Con­ducted radio fre­quency immu­nity.


Test Port Level Per­for­mance
Self-​ballasted lamps Inde­pen­dent auxiliaries Lumi­nar­ies includ­ing electronic Lumi­nar­ies for emer­gency lighting
Elec­tro­sta­tic discharge Enclo­sure 8kV air dis­charge
4kVcontact discharge
Elec­tro­mag­netic field Enclo­sure 80MHz– 1GHz 3V/​m A
Power fre­quency mag­netic field Enclo­sure 3A/​m A A A A
Burst AC power 1kV B B B B
DC power 0.5kV B B B B
Sig­nal 0.5kV B B B B
Surge AC power (power <25W) 0.5kV(line-​line) /​1kV(line-​GND) C C C C
AC power (power >25W) 1kV(line-​line) /​2kV(line-​GND) C C C C
Con­ducted radio frequency AC power 150kHz-​80MHz 3V A A A A
DC power 150kHz-​80MHz 3V A A A A
Sig­nal 150kHz-​80MHz 3V A A A A
Volt­age dips AC power 70% 10 cycle
0% 0.5 cycle

Per­for­mance cri­te­ria

Cri­te­ria A
Dur­ing the test­ing, no change of the light­ing inten­sity shall be observed. Reg­u­lat­ing con­trols shall oper­ate dur­ing the test­ing as intended.

Cri­te­ria B
Dur­ing the test­ing, the light­ing inten­sity may change to any value. After the test­ing, the light­ing inten­sity shall be restored to its ini­tial value within 1min. Dur­ing the test­ing, reg­u­lat­ing con­trols are allowed to stop func­tion­ing, but after the test, the device should restore the mode same as before the test­ing. Con­trols shall be in oper­at­ing order after the test­ing.

Cri­te­ria C
Dur­ing and after the test­ing, any change of the light­ing inten­sity is allowed. 30min after the test­ing all func­tions of equip­ment shall return to nor­mal oper­a­tion, it is allowed to inter­rupt the mains sup­ply and/​or con­trols.

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