Lighting electrical appliances and accessories

Prior to being offered for sale in New Zealand, light fittings that are within the following definitions are subject to a Supplier Declaration of Conformity.

Prior to being offered for sale in New Zealand, light fittings that are within the following definitions are subject to a Supplier Declaration of Conformity.

Declared ArticleDefinition
Decorative Lighting Outfit

An electrical appliance which—

  1. is for decorative, display or illumination purposes;
  2. is portable;
  3. consists of—
    1. lamps or lampholders interconnected by flexible cord of less than 2.5mm2 cross-sectional area; or
    2. lamps within a flexible enclosure;
  1. may be integral with a frame or similar support;

and includes—

  1. any integral power supply or control device.
Fluorescent Lamp Ballast

An electrical device which—

  1. is for controlling the magnitude of current flowing through the discharge path of a fluorescent lamp;
  2. is of the independent or built-in type intended for use with luminaires (portable or fixed); or
  3. is of the integral type, rated at 60W or less, such that it forms a non-replaceable part of a fluorescent lamp/ballast combination; or
  4. is of the adaptor type such that it allows the insertion of a fluorescent lamp into the ballast by the user;

and includes—

  1. any capacitor incorporated in or supplied with the ballast;

but does not include—

  1. a ballast which is incorporated in luminaries certified for compliance with the requirements for electrical equipment with increased safety type protection (Ex e) for use in hazardous locations.
Fluorescent Lamp Starter

An electrical device which—

  1. is for starting preheat type fluorescent lamps;
  2. is a glow-start type; and
  3. has an enclosure of insulating material.
Inspection Handlamp

An electrical appliance which—

  1. is for inspection purposes using illumination;
  2. holds an incandescent or discharge lamp; and
  3. is hand held;

but does not include—

  1. handlamps with a magnification facility.
*Light Fitting(*From 1 Feb 07) A fitting that is intended to produce light for illumination purposes, in domestic or similar applications, having a rating up to and including 500 watts and is for use with tungsten filament, light emitting semiconductors, tubular fluorescent or other discharge lamps and includes fittings also incorporating automatic controls, such as passive infrared motion detectors.
Luminaire: Portable Type

An electrical appliance which—

  1. is a household type;
  2. provides illumination or for decorative purposes, produces light;
  3. is fitted with a supply flexible cord, an appliance inlet socket or a power supply unit with integral pins for insertion into a socket;
  4. is for standing on a table or floor, or is fitted with a clamp or similar for attachment to vertical or horizontal surfaces;
  5. is for use with tungsten filament, tubular fluorescent or other discharge lamps; and
  6. is constructed to represent a model, person or animal and, by its design and materials used, is likely to be treated by a child as a toy; or
  7. has metal parts which are required to be earthed or double insulated from live parts (excluding live parts of an all insulated lampholder).

Class 0 and 01 appliances are not permitted in New Zealand.

Light fittings type must comply with either:

  1. Standards listed under the Lighting(external link) fittings and Lamp control gear(external link) sections in Schedule 4 of the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010.
  2. AS/NZS 3820:2009 Essential safety requirements for electricalequipment.
  3. The Conformity Co-operation Agreement (China – NZ).