TC 34



TC 34 Scope

To prepare, review and maintain international standards and related IEC deliverables regarding safety, performance and compatibility specifications for:

  • Electric light sources and components thereof
  • Caps and holders
  • Controlgear and control devices for electric light sources, and electronic lighting equipment
  • Luminaires
  • Lighting systems
  • Miscellaneous equipment related to items (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e)

Compatibility specifications may include requirements necessary for coexistence, interoperability and interchangeability between components in a lighting system.

It is recognized that the border of TC 34 product responsibility, the interfaces and protocols to other products, and committees internal and external to IEC may need to be specified.

For lighting systems within building premises, TC 34 is responsible for light sources, luminaires, control gear, dedicated protocols, and certain aspects of dedicated networks.

Details of the work on control devices and lighting systems are currently under consideration in SEG 9/WG 5 "Advisory group on lighting systems".

For the purpose of the scope, the terms and definitions according to IEC 60050‑845:2020 apply. Terms not provided there but included in TC/SC 34 standards are available in the IEC Glossary.

Further information

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