India Publishes Mandatory Compliance Guidelines for Luminaires
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has published guidelines for implementation of Amendment 1 to IS 10322 (Part 5/ Sec 5): 2013, "Luminaires: Part 5 Particular requirements, Section 5 Floodlight". This amendment will come into force on September 18, 2019.
Among the significant changes of this amendment is the adding of photometric requirements for LED luminaires.
The following guidelines for implementation of the amendment are given:
All Licensees shall ensure that the models marked with the Standard Mark conform to all the requirements of IS 10322 (Part 5/ Sec 5): 2013 including Amendment 1
New Application/Inclusion requests submitted to BIS having Test Report as per IS 10322 (Part 5/ Sec 5): 2013 with amendment 1 may be processed for Grant of Registration/ Inclusion
New Application/Inclusion requests without Amendment 1 shall be accepted only up to one month before the last date of implementation i.e. up to August 18, 2019. After this date, all Application/Inclusion requests shall be as per IS 10322 (Part 5/ Sec 5): 2013 with Amendment 1
All Licensees shall implement the Amendment to this Standard on September 18, 2019 (or earlier) by submitting supplementary Test Report(s) for all the base models covered in the Scope of Licence. The Test Report(s) shall be from any BIS approved lab for the additional requirements as per the Amendment. It shall be ensured that no Licences are under operation as per IS 10322 (Part 5/ Sec 5): 2013 without Amendment 1 after September 18, 2019
In case Registered Manufacturer fails to implement the amendment on September 18, 2019 (or earlier), suitable action as per BIS Conformity Assessment Regulations, 2018 shall be initiated
The official document is available here.
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