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Standards Corner - Issue 1 2019

Compliance
March 18, 2019

By Joe Musso, standards program manager

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UL 48 – Electric Signs

Several new proposals were posted for STP ballot Q3 2018. One proposal addressed sign constructions employing receptacles providing auxiliary functions separate from the signage application. The others related to reference standards and requirements for components used in PV signs. All proposals reached consensus, with several comments. Final recirculation closed November 23, 2018 with the proposals maintaining final consensus. The revisions were published in the Standard December 7, 2018.

UL 153 – Portable Electric Luminaires

A new proposal covering locking type attachment plug configurations was circulated for STP ballot January 25, 2019, with a closing date of February 25.

UL 1088 – Temporary Lighting Strings

A proposal for an additional exception to the metal lamp guard requirements was circulated for STP ballot Q2 2018. The proposal did not initially reach consensus, but after a successful comment resolution and recirculation, consensus was reached. The revisions were published in the Standard January 28, 2019.

UL 1598 – Luminaires (Tri-National Standard)

The most recent revision cycle included 27 proposal topics which all reached final consensus and were published Q3 2018. Several new proposals have been received and are being compiled in preparation for the next revision cycle to begin. A call for proposals was circulated, with the submittal of new proposals due at the end of February 2019.

UL 1993 – Self-Ballasted Lamps and Lamp Adapters

A set of 20 new proposals are currently under review by the technical harmonization committee in preparation for the revision cycle.

UL 8750 – Light Emitting Diode (LED) Equipment for Use in Lighting Products

A new 10 topic proposal was circulated for preliminary STP review with comments due January 11, 2019. Comments received are being considered by the proposal author in preparation for STP ballot. The new set of proposals includes the following topics:

1. Required spacings for wiring terminals

2. New Supplement for Type IC LED drivers

3. Special Use LED arrays

4. LVLE circuits

5. Temperature Coded LED arrays

6. Grounding and bonding

7. Class 2 circuits

8. Output loading- Output short circuit

9. Markings and Product specification sheet

10. Supplement SG- Temperature value at TC point

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