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Mexico – Standard Updates for Lighting

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June 2, 2020

By Daniela Tejeda, Regulatory Program Expert

Standards Update for NMX-J-024-ANCE-2018

On March 6, 2020, the Ministry of Economy published the standard update for NMX-J-024-ANCE-2018. The new edition replaces NMX-J-024-ANCE-2005 with impact on low voltage lamp holders for general lighting.

The NMX-J-024-ANCE-2018 edition will come into force on Sept. 2, 2020. All manufacturers and importers having NOM certificates according to the previous edition issued before the effective date of Sept. 2, 2020, will remain valid until the expiration date of the NMX-J-024-ANCE-2005 certificate. After the expiration date, certificates must be updated by applying for a new NOM certificate under the new NMX-J-024-ANCE-2018 version of the standard.

This Mexican standard establishes the constructive characteristics, operating conditions, marking and test methods of each of the lamp holder’s classes.

Standards Update for NMX-J-508-ANCE-2018

On Feb. 7, 2020, the Ministry of Economy published the standard update for NMX-J-508-ANCE-2018. The new edition replaces NMX-J-508-ANCE-2010 with impact on Edison screw type lamp holders, lamp holders for tubular fluorescent lamps, porta-starters for tubular fluorescent lamps, lighting devices for dimming and/or fan speed, microswitches and switches.

The NMX-J-508-ANCE-2018 edition will come into force on Aug. 5, 2020. All manufacturers and importers having NOM certificates according to the previous edition issued before the effective date Aug. 5, 2020, will remain valid until the expiration date of NMX-J-508-ANCE-2010 certificate. After the expiration date, certificates must be updated by applying for a new NOM certificate under the NMX-J-508-ANCE-2018 new version of the standard.

This Mexican standard established the safety requirements applicable to electrical appliances based on the properties of use and employment of the products rather than based on their design or descriptive characteristics, in order to provide protection against:

  1. Insecurity of the connections and assemblies
  2. Electric shocks (direct and indirect contact)
  3. The possible incorrect performance of the insultation
  4. Mechanical hazards
  5. Fire
  6. Thermal effects
  7. Overvoltages

This Mexican standard covers electrical appliances for domestic, commercial and industrial use that are used for power, both from public and private electrical power networks, and from other energy sources such as batteries and batteries accumulators with an assigned electrical voltage up to 1,000 voltsin alternating current and 1,500 V in direct current.

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