IEC/EN 55015 applies to the emissions (radiated and conducted) of radio frequency disturbances from the following types of products and equipment:

All lighting equipment with a primary function of generating and/or distributing light intended for illumination purposes and intended either for connection to the low voltage electricity supply or for battery operation

The lighting part of multi-function equipment where one of the primary functions of this is illumination 

Independent auxiliaries exclusively for use with lighting equipment 

UV and IR radiation equipment

Neon advertising signs 

Street/flood lighting intended for outdoor use

Transport lighting (installed in buses and trains)

The frequency range covered is 9 kHz to 400 GHz. Multi-function equipment which is subjected simultaneously to different clauses of this standard and/or other standards shall meet the provisions of each clause/standard with the relevant functions in operation. The limits in this standard have been determined on a probabilistic basis to keep the suppression of disturbances within economically reasonable limits while still achieving an adequate level of radio protection and electromagnetic compatibility. In exceptional cases, additional provisions may be required.

IEC/EN 55015 is a harmonized standard and can be used to show compliance if applicable to the EU EMC Directive 2014/30/EU

Excluded from the scope of this IEC/EN 55015 are:

Lighting equipment operating in the ISM frequency bands (as defined in Resolution 63 (1979) of the ITU Radio Regulation)

 Lighting equipment for aircraft and airports 

Apparatus for which the electromagnetic compatibility requirements in the radio-frequency range are explicitly formulated in other IEC or CISPR standards. NOTE Examples are: 

Built-in lighting devices in other equipment, for example scale illumination or neon devices 


Slide projectors 

Lighting equipment for road vehicles

Contact D.L.S. to review your upcoming project to determine the specific requirements for emissions compliance under this standard or other lighting standards.