Resistance to glow-wire

For insulation materials which do not fixate live (active) components in their position, glow wire testing is stipulated by EN 60598. This means that a glow wire at a temperature of 650°C is held to the component in question, e.g. a luminaire cover. 30 seconds after removing the glow wire, any flame sparked by the glow wire must have gone out. Burning/molten drops that fall down must not ignite components located beneath (blotting paper in test situations). However, these requirements do not apply to luminaires featuring effective protection against the falling down of burning parts.