UL Standard for Safety Portable Electric Luminaires
|Publication Date:||25 March 2002|
These requirements cover portable luminaires and subassemblies whose primary function is task or ambient illumination. These products are intended for use in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.
These requirements cover portable luminaires intended for connection to a nominal 120-volt, 15- or 20-ampere branch circuit, by means of an attachment plug, a mating connector assembly, or a non-integral power supply.
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.
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.
Light emitting diode (LED) components and subassemblies integral to a portable luminaire covered by this standard shall comply with the applicable requirements of the Standard for Light Emitting Diode (LED) Equipment for Use in Lighting Products, UL 8750.