EU standards

Through the publication of European standards on artificial lighting, such as

  • on lighting of work places EN 12464-1 (revised 2011 edition),

  • on sports lighting EN 12193 (revised 2008 edition),

  • on emergency lighting EN 1838 (revised 2013 edition),

  • on basic terms and criteria for lighting EN 12665 (2016 edition) as well as

  • for measurement and presentation of photometric data of lamps and luminaires EN 13032 (parts 1 through 4) and particularly measurement and presentation of electrical, photometric and colorimetric parameters of LED lamps, modules, light engines and luminaires in operation with AC or DC voltage EN 13032-4 (2015 edition)

CEN states have valid, uniform standards for the most important areas of artificial lighting. The uniform regulations for Europe are an essential contribution to the harmonisation of the different standards and recommendations for the realm of artificial lighting in Europe.

Due to the CEN regulations, any competing national and European standardisation is prohibited. Adopted European standards must be transferred to the respective national set of standards of the CEN states, and existing national standards on identical subject matter must be withdrawn. Hence, the standard EN 12464-1 was published

  • under DIN EN 12464-1 in Germany,

  • under ÖNORM EN 12464-1 in Austria,

  • under BS EN 12464-1 in Great Britain,

  • under AF EN 12464-1 in France,

  • under SN EN 12464-1 in Switzerland and

  • under NEN EN 12464-1 in the Netherlands

as a national standard.

Due to the transfer obligation valid in all CEN states, the following will only refer to the EN standards, and not their national implementation (see also chapter "Appendix" in the paragraph "Standards").