Lamp Testing

Interesting article on testing from a major Chinese quality assurance company:
Multimeters for electrical installation - using a multimeter
Video on test procedures at Lampfix:
Why electric products fail: products on sale in the EU with safety alerts: (set product category to Electrical appliances and equipment, and in free text search use word like luminaire, lamp or light).

PAT Testing

Megger Guide to PAT Testing:
Seaward Guide to PAT Testing:
PASS are one of many companies offering PAT testing training, and offer in person courses, or videos, or a handbook:
Can PAT testing damage the equipment being tested?
PAT Testing FAQs

Test Equipment

A UK supplier of test equipment offering good prices:
PAT (and other) testers can also be hired quite reasonably, about £7 - £10 per day, so you can try out various models before purchase, or just hire one when needed. Google PAT tester hire to find suppliers in your area.

Sample Test Reports

Blank test report forms can be purchased from the IEC here:
Below is a link to a sample test report for the most likely classes of lamp.

StandardTitleTest report link
60598-2-1Fixed general purpose luminaires
60598-2-2Recessed luminaires
60598-2-4Portable general purpose luminaires
60598-2-10Portable luminaires for children
60598-2-11Aquarium luminaires
60598-2-12Mains socket-outlet mounted nightlights
60598-2-13Ground recessed luminaires
60598-2-20Lighting chains
60598-2-21Sealed lighting chains
60598-2-23Extra low voltage lighting systems for filament lamps



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