UL Standard for Safety Portable Electric Luminaires
|Publication Date:||25 March 2002|
These requirements cover portable luminaires (portable electric lamps) and subassemblies whose primary function is task or ambient illumination. These products are provided with a flexible cord and an attachment plug for connection to a nominal 120-volt, 15- or 20-ampere branch circuit, and intended for use in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.
These requirements also cover dedicated portable luminaires that employ a connector other than an attachment plug that is intended to connect to a compatible connector assembly that is for connection to a nominal 120-volt, 15- or 20-ampere branch circuit, and intended for use in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.
These requirements also cover portable luminaires that are intended for use on standard power systems other than a nominal 120-volt, 15- or 20-amperes.
These requirements do not cover Christmas tree and decorative lighting outfits, electric candles and candelabras without lamp shades, or portable luminaires with a seasonal decoration and a lamp shade of other than the open top and bottom construction, which are all covered by the Standard for Seasonal and Holiday Decorative Products, UL 588.
These requirements do not cover direct plug-in nightlights, sun and heat lamps, aquarium lamps, medical and dental lights, signs and commercial advertising displays, photographic lamps, germicidal lamps, or portable luminaires for marine use or for use in hazardous locations as defined in the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.
Deleted February 18, 2004
These requirements do not cover portable decorative illuminated furnishings whose primary function is not task or ambient lighting, which are all covered by the Standard for Household and Commercial Furnishings, UL 962. Examples of products covered by UL 962 are lava lamps and lighted make-up mirrors.