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All products affected by the directive Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) must bear the trashcan symbol. These products are not be discarded together with non-electrical or non-electronic products.  

IP120 IP: international protection. First number indicates the possibility for the ingress of solid objects. Second number indicates the possibility for the ingress of water. For more information concerning IP classes visit segments/pages IP classification and IP zones.  

Symbol for replace (round) glass when broken or damaged.


Symbol for replace (rectangular) glass when broken or damaged.


Attention: Lighting fixture requires low-pressure bulbs only.



Max operating temperature for the casing.



Max ambient temperature.


Class II symbol. Indicates that the construction of the converter is of class II.  

Class III symbol.


Symbol indicating that the converter is for indoor use only. (Not officially registered.)


Symbol for earth.


The CE-mark indicates the compliance with the low voltage and electromagnetic compatibility.


The N-mark is Nemko´s own certification and is offered as a voluntary mark. It has gained worldwide recognition as a sign of compliance with relevant safety- and EMC standards, not least within the IT- and office equipment area. The N-mark is registered in the UK as a certification mark for plugs, socket outlets and other electrical accessories tested according to standard BS 1363, as not covered by the European Low Voltage Directive.  

The Nordic Certification Service is a long standing agreement between the EMKO bodies (Demko,Fimko,Nemko,Semko) as national certification bodies in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. It implies that the four marks (D)(FI)(N)(S) may be obtained by one single application and submittal. Due to the well known tradition for safety awareness in the Nordic countries, these marks on a product carries a strong message of safety.  

This is a common European third party certification mark granted to certain electrical equipment complying with the European safety standards as defined in the agreement. It presently covers luminaires and associated components, transformers, power supply units, switches for appliances, IT equipment, automatic electrical controls and, more recently, connecting devices, suppression capacitors and filters.


This is a European common certification mark for EMC, to show specifically that the product complies with European EMC standards for electromagnetic emission and immunity. It is applicable to any electrical product.


Swedish service company El-kretsen´s marking to show that the company conforms to the WEEE regulations. 


This is a long standing agreement between the European certification bodies for electrical products to avoid need for re-testing when applying for national certification in the different member countries. It covers the full scope of low voltage electrical equipment, typically household appliances, electronic appliances, luminaires and installation material.


GS (Geprüfte Sicherheit, meaning Tested Safety) is a specific German mark applicable to a wide range of products, including electrical consumer equipment. The mark is owned and monitored by German safety authorities, but is voluntary offered through a number of appointed certification bodies, as Nemko Germany.


HAR is the common European third party certification mark for cables and cords complying with relevant European safety standards (ENs/HDs).