UL 1638

UL Standard for Safety Visible Signaling Devices for Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems, Including Accessories

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Organization: UL
Publication Date: 28 January 2016
Status: active
Page Count: 125
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This standard applies to visual signaling devices intended for indoor and/or outdoor installation:

a) In Canada, in accordance with CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations; and with CAN/ULC S524, Standard for Installation of Fire Alarm Systems. Refer to CAN/ULC S525, Audible Signaling Devices for Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems, Including Accessories, CAN/ULC-S541, Speakers for Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems, Including Accessories, for requirements pertaining to audible devices and speakers.

b) In the United States in accordance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, and the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, NFPA 72.

These requirements cover visible signal devices for use in ordinary (non-hazardous) indoor locations and outdoor locations. This includes:

a) Flashing visual devices used for fire alarm or emergency signaling in both public mode and private mode as defined in the glossary

b) Emergency warning used to notify occupants that an emergency exists.

c) Informative type visual signaling devices connected to or controlled by fire alarm or other emergency signaling system equipment, or both.

This standard also applies to protective covers and accessories used with visible signals.

This standard does not apply to visual signaling devices not intended for emergency signaling applications and intended for operation on Class 2 signal circuits as defined in

a) In Canada, CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations,

b) In the United States, the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.

Visible signaling devices for use in hazardous or corrosive locations shall comply with the requirements of this Standard and the applicable requirements of:

a) In Canada, CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations, with respect to the location hazard.

b) In the United States, theNational Electrical Code, NFPA 70.

Note: In the United States, general signaling appliances are covered by UL 464A.

A supplementary audible signal, incorporated as part of a visible signaling device which is intended for fire alarm application shall comply with the requirements of this Standard and the applicable requirements of:

a) In Canada, CAN/ULC-S525, Audible Signaling Devices for Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems, Including Accessories, and CAN/ULC-S541, Speakers for Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems, Including Accessories,

b) In the United States, Standard for Audible Signal Appliances for Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems, Including Accessories, UL 464, and Standard for Speakers for Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems, Including Accessories, UL 1480.

Document History

UL 1638
January 28, 2016
UL Standard for Safety Visible Signaling Devices for Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems, Including Accessories
This standard applies to visual signaling devices intended for indoor and/or outdoor installation: a) In Canada, in accordance with CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Safety Standard for...
January 28, 2016
UL Standard for Safety Visible Signaling Devices for Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems, Including Accessories
This standard applies to visual signaling devices intended for indoor and/or outdoor installation: a) In Canada, in accordance with CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Safety Standard for...
April 11, 2001
UL Standard for Safety Visual Signaling Appliances - Private Mode Emergency and General Utility Signaling
These requirements cover electrically-operated visual signaling appliances, rated 300 volts or less, and intended for indoor locations, outdoor locations, or both, in accordance with the following...
April 11, 2001
UL Standard for Safety Visual Signaling Appliances - Private-Mode Emergency and General Utility Signaling
A description is not available for this item.
April 11, 2001
UL Standard for Safety Visual Signaling Appliances – Private Mode Emergency and General Utility Signaling
These requirements cover electrically-operated visual signaling appliances, rated 300 volts or less, and intended for indoor locations, outdoor locations, or both, in accordance with the following...
April 11, 2001
UL Standard for Safety Visual Signaling Appliances – Private Mode Emergency and General Utility Signaling
These requirements cover electrically-operated visual signaling appliances, rated 300 volts or less, and intended for indoor locations, outdoor locations, or both, in accordance with the following...
April 11, 2001
UL Standard for Safety Visual Signaling Appliances - Private-Mode Emergency and General Utility Signaling
A description is not available for this item.
May 31, 1995
UL Standard for Safety Visual Signaling Appliances - Private Mode Emergency and General Utility Signaling
A description is not available for this item.
May 31, 1995
UL Standard for Safety Visual Signaling Appliances - Private Mode Emergency and General Utility Signaling
A description is not available for this item.

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