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Standards Corner - Issue 2 2018

July 16, 2018

By: Joe Musso / UL Standards Program Manager

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UL 48 Electric Signs

Several new proposals are under development and will be circulated to the STP and public for review once they are completed. One proposal addresses sign constructions employing receptacles providing auxiliary functions separate from the signage application. The other is related to reference standards and requirements for components used in PV signs.

UL 153 – Portable Luminaires

A wide-ranging set of 16 proposal topics opened for ballot June 1, 2018, closing July 16.

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UL 924 – Emergency Lighting and Power Equipment

A series of new proposals was circulated for STP ballot and public review and closed in April 2018. The proposals include expanded requirements for emergency lighting controls and expanded options for derangement signals. The proposals reached consensus and were published May 1, 2018.

UL 1088 – Temporary Lighting Strings

A proposal for an additional exception to the metal lamp guard requirements was circulated for STP ballot which closed in April 2018. The proposal did not reach consensus, and the results/comments are under consideration.

UL 1598 – Luminaires (Tri-National Standard)

The current revision cycle, which includes 27 proposal topics, is progressing toward completion. Final recirculation of one remaining topic is scheduled for completion June 18, 2018, and will then allow SDOs to coordinate publication of all revisions to the standard.

UL 1993 – Self-Ballasted Lamps and Lamp Adapters

A proposal to add a risk of electric shock re-lamping test to Supplement SC was circulated for STP ballot in May, with a June 25, 2018 closing date.

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

A 10 topic set of proposals opened for STP ballot in early May, 2018, with a late June closing date. Link to summary of topics:

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