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Issue 08/2017

Don’t be a fool, follow the rule

e-tech talks with Dr Ulrich Spindler, IEC Vice-President and Chair of CAB

For more than half his life, Ulrich Spindler has participated in standards development and conformity assessment (CA) activities, at the German, European and international levels. Between 2002 and 2007, he was President of CENELEC , the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization, and since 1 January 2015, he has been Chair of the Conformity Assessment Board (CAB) and IEC Vice-President, the first time that a German national has occupied these roles. As his assignment comes to an end, he shares with e-tech what has motivated him and why his company participated in standardization in the first place.

Issue 07/2017

Baptism of fire

New Technical Report from IEC SC 121A

Health and safety have always been key drivers behind the publication of IEC Standards. Electricity can be dangerous and electrotechnical equipment and systems can cause different types of hazards if not used according to a set of pre-determined safety rules. A new Technical Report (TR) published by IEC Subcommittee (SC) 121A lists fire risk reduction measures as applied to low voltage switchgear and controlgear.

Issue 03/2017

Lighting the road ahead

New technologies set fresh challenges for IEC TC 34

The lighting sector is experiencing a deep transformation across the world as new energy-efficient lighting technologies that first appeared a few years ago gain wide adoption. They are being adopted throughout the world as countries seek to control their energy consumption. IEC Technical Committee (TC) 34: Lamps and related equipment, and its Subcommittees (SCs), develop International Standards for electric light sources including energy-efficient lighting solutions.

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Issue 01/2011

Reducing risks and injuries

IECEE tests essential in reducing risks

It is safe to assume that there is at least one electrical appliance in every room of your house or apartment. If nothing else, there is at least a lamp.