STANDARD FOR ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (OLED) PANELS
|Publication Date:||1 April 2012|
|ICS Code (Lamps in general):||29.140.01|
|ICS Code (Luminaires):||29.140.40|
|ICS Code (Diodes):||31.080.10|
These requirements apply to organic lighting emitting diode (OLED) panels intended for task, ambient, or aesthetic illumination, and for portable or permanent installation in accordance with the following standards, and for connection to isolated (non-utility connected) power sources such as generators, batteries, fuel cells, solar cells, and the like, in accordance with the:
Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations, CSA C22.1,
In the United States
National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70.
The OLED panels covered by this standard are intended to be installed in dry or damp locations only, in one or more of the following configurations:
a) Secured directly to the walls or ceiling of a structure,
b) Integrated into a mechanical frame or structure that is in turn mounted or secured to the walls or ceiling of a structure (for example, a luminaire or sign),
c) Integrated into a mechanical frame or structure that is portable and able to be relocated without special tools or skills (for example, a portable luminaire).
The OLED panels covered by this standard are intended to be supplied from an electrical power source operating within the voltage and current limits specified in Electrical Construction - General, Section 12. These voltage limits are understood to represent no risk of electric shock injury, and the current limits sufficient to adequately reduce the risk of fire initiation.
Exception: For OLED panels intended to be supplied by a power source beyond the limits of Section 12, see the Supplemental Requirements for Higher Power OLED Panels, Annex A.
An OLED panel mounted within the frame structure of a fixed or portable luminaire per 1.2 (b) or (c) need not comply with the requirements in this standard where the risk of fire or injury is fully addressed by the applicable luminaire standard.
These requirements do not address the power sources used to supply an OLED panel. Mechanically integrated assemblies that include both an OLED panel and a power source shall be evaluated for conformance with the applicable luminaire standard. Some power sources suitable for use with OLED panels are identified in Electrical Construction - General, Section 12.