Interesting article on testing from a major Chinese quality assurance company: https://www.intouch-quality.com/blog/lighting-testing-11-on-site-tests-for-led-lighting-inspection
Multimeters for electrical installation - using a multimeter
Video on test procedures at Lampfix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_6u4z-tvw0
Why electric products fail: products on sale in the EU with safety alerts: https://ec.europa.eu/safety-gate-alerts/screen/search?resetSearch=true (set product category to Electrical appliances and equipment, and in free text search use word like luminaire, lamp or light).
Megger Guide to PAT Testing: https://www.instrumart.com/assets/Megger-Portable-Appliance-Testing-Guide.pdf
Seaward Guide to PAT Testing: https://www.seaward.com/storage/8viNkvxxHWD6ujxIJbzXYIwafA4yTtjxi73RCqsK.pdf
PASS are one of many companies offering PAT testing training, and offer in person courses, or videos, or a handbook: https://www.pat-testing-course.com/pat-testing-handbook.php
Can PAT testing damage the equipment being tested?
PAT Testing FAQs
A UK supplier of test equipment offering good prices: https://www.test-meter.co.uk
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.
Blank test report forms can be purchased from the IEC here: https://www.iecee.org/dyn/www/f?p=106:61:0:::::
Below is a link to a sample test report for the most likely classes of lamp.
|Test report link
|Fixed general purpose luminaires
|Portable general purpose luminaires
|Portable luminaires for children
|Mains socket-outlet mounted nightlights
|Ground recessed luminaires
|Sealed lighting chains
|Extra low voltage lighting systems for filament lamps
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