IEC 60238:2016 is available as IEC 60238:2016 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 60238:2016 applies to lampholders with Edison thread E14, E27 and E40, designed for connection to the supply of lamps and semi-luminaires only. It also applies to switched-lampholders for use in AC circuits only, where the working voltage does not exceed 250 V r.m.s. This ninth edition cancels and replaces the eighth edition published in 2004, Amendment 1: 2008 and Amendment 2:2011. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) Addition of a pull test for certain E5 and E10 lampholders.
b) Annex D listing amended requirements/clauses which require products to be retested.