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Canada Updates Interference-Causing Equipment Standard for Lighting Equipment


Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has published the Interference-Causing Equipment Standard ICES-005, Issue 5. The document was published in December 2018 and established additional requirements for Lighting Equipment.

The main changes that occur in Issue 5:

  • Types of lighting equipment are clarified

  • Some examples are added to Section 1

  • Requirements that are specified in ICES-Gen — General Requirements for Compliance of Interference-Causing Equipment — are removed from the ICES-005

  • However, the reference to the ICES-Gen is included in Section 4 with regards to the requirement in ICES-Gen that are not in contradictions with requirements of the ICES-005 standard.

Please notice, two versions of the standard ICES-005, Issue 4 and Issue 5, are accepted up to June 1, 2019. After this date, all products subject to this standard shall comply only with the requirements of ICES-005, Issue 5, to be sold in the market of Canada.

The full text of the ICES-005, Issue 5, is available here.

The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.

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