UL - 153
UL Standard for Safety Portable Electric Luminaries
|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, or electric candles and candelabras without lamp shades, which are covered by the Standard for Christmas Tree and Decorative Outfits, UL 588.
These requirements do not cover direct plug-in nightlights, sun and heat lamps, aquarium lamps, medical and dental lights, portable electric hand lamps, signs and commercial advertising displays, photographic lamps, or portable luminaires for marine use or for use in hazardous locations as defined in the National Electric Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.
A product that contains features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems new or different from those covered by the requirements in this standard, and that involves a risk of fire or of electric shock or injury to persons shall be evaluated using appropriate additional component and end-product requirements to maintain the level of safety as originally anticipated by the intent of this standard. A product whose features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems conflict with specific requirements or provisions of this standard does not comply with this standard. Revision of requirements shall be proposed and adopted in conformance with the methods employed