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Oz and NZ revise standards for lighting for roads and public spaces

Standards Australia has completed a multi-stage process to revise standards for lighting for roads and public spaces. The guidance will now accommodate LED technology.

The work of Standards Australia Technical Committee LG-002, Lighting for Roads and Public Spaces, has seen publication of SA/SNZ TS 1158.6 and modified adoption of IEC 60598.2.3.

“This began as a process to revise AS/NZS 1158.6:2010 to accommodate LED technology requirements,” says a statement from Standards Australia. “Following multiple rounds of public and stakeholder consultation, it was decided that the most appropriate way forward was a modified text adoption of IEC 60598.2.3 by technical committee EL-041, Lamps and Related Equipment, to address safety requirements for luminaires, and a technical specification regarding performance requirements by LG-002.”

AS/NZS 60598.2.3 covers the minimum safety requirements. It is a modified adoption of the IEC standard, due to the varying operating and environmental conditions found in Australia and New Zealand.

A/SNZ TS 1158.6 forms part of the AS/NZS 1158 series, which covers lighting schemes for the generality of roads and outdoor public areas. The document defines enhanced luminaire performance and durability provisions to account for extreme Australian and New Zealand conditions.

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