CE Marking

CE Marking

This is a European directive related to the application of the EN 40 standard, mandatory since February 1st 2005.
It applies particularly to street-lighting and lampAn electrically energized source of light, commonly called a bulb or tube. -posts made in aluminum (EN 40-6), but does not cover bollards, totems, sign supports, nor any wall mountings or brackets.
Certification is issued by testing authorities that are nominated within the European Union, such as CTICM in France.

The CE marking guarantees the conformity of the products for the following conventional values:

  • Wind speed: Zone 2, or 86.4 km / h
  • Class of wind loads: B safety coefficient of 1.2
  • Location category: II, "cropland, some small farm buildings ..."
  • Weight of each lantern: 15kg
  • Class of deformations: 3 or a maximum horizontal movement of the masthead of 0.1x (h + w) (where ‘h’ is the nominal height of the pole and ‘w’ and the overhang of the bracketAny horizontally projecting support for an overhanging weight, as a corbel, cantilever, or console. in meters)
  • Shock: 0 (crash performance: passive safety)

Associated documents, including the BL, specify the calculated values and in particular the Scx Max of the lightRadiant energy that is capable of exciting the retina and producing a visual sensation. The visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum (light) extends from about 0.38 to 0.77 microns.  fixtureInformal substitute term for luminaire.fluorescentA discharge lamp in which a phosphor coating transforms ultraviolet energy into visible light. (s).

The CE does not take into account the specific conditions of the installation, such as:

  • Different Zones and wind-speeds (Zone 2, 3, 4 and 5, meaning wind speeds of between 93.6 and 122.4 km / h)
  • Different category of location: Cropland (II) industrial zones (III), urban perimeters (IV)
  • Any added accessories such as baskets, signage etc…

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