UL 1576
Standard for Flashlights and Lanterns

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Edition Number:1SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2018-02-23DOD Approved: --
Price Code:AANSI Approved: 2018-02-23
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover battery-powered flashlights and lanterns powered by secondary (rechargeable) batteries and general purpose primary (non-rechargeable) batteries intended for non-hazardous locations in accordance with ANSI/NFPA 70.

    1.2 Flashlights and lanterns are collectively categorized as products within the context of this standard.

    1.3 These requirements also cover automatic flashlights and lanterns which are normally connected to a line voltage supply and, upon loss of the line voltage supply, will turn on the lamp.

    1.4 These requirements do not cover:

    a) Stand-alone battery chargers;

    b) Cord and plug connected work lights and hand lights without batteries that are within the scope of UL 153;

    c) Cord and plug connected portable luminaires other than work lights and hand lights, with or without batteries, that are within the scope of UL 153;

    d) Aquarium lighting that is within the scope of UL 1018; and

    e) Emergency lighting that is within the scope of UL 924.

    1.5 Permanently installed lighting that is capable of being battery powered is not fully specified in the requirements in this standard. The requirements are specified by UL 1598.

    1.6 A flashlight or lantern which may also be powered by supply voltage and intended to be employed as nightlights shall also comply with UL 1786.

    1.7 A product that generates ultraviolet (UV) radiation is intended for use in accordance with the Federal Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968, the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, and the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1040, 21 CFR, Chapter 1, Subchapter J, Radiological Health.

    1.8 Most requirements for battery operation and charging are incorporated by reference to UL 2595 and are subject to the limitations of voltage in that standard. Products operating at voltages in excess of those specified in UL 2595 may require additional considerations.

    1.9 General requirements for all battery operated flashlights and lanterns are specified in Part 1. Additional requirements for battery operated flashlights and lanterns that may also be connected to line-voltage supply for any purpose are specified in Part 2.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • PART I – REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIC TO BATTERY- POWERED FLASHLIGHTS AND LANTERNS
          • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Units Of Measurement
          • 3 References
          • 4 Glossary
          • CONSTRUCTION
          • 5 Components
            • 5.1 General
            • 5.2 Specific component requirements
          • 6 Frame And Enclosure
          • 7 Child-Appealing Features
          • 8 Adhesives Used To Secure Parts
          • 9 Mechanical Assembly
          • 10 Protection Against Corrosion
          • 11 Bushings For External Conductors
          • 12 Current-Carrying Parts
          • 13 Internal Wiring
            • 13.1 Mechanical protection
            • 13.2 Splices and connections
          • 14 Sharp Edges
          • PERFORMANCE – ALL APPLIANCES
          • 15 Mechanical Strength Test
          • 16 Stability Test
          • 17 Exterior Surfaces Test
          • 18 Radiation Test
          • 19 Ozone Test
          • 20 Permanence Of Marking Test
          • 21 Movable Joint Rotation Test
          • 22 Movable Joint Torsion And Pull Test
          • 23 Mounting Means Strength Test
          • 24 Strength Of Handles Test
          • 25 Loading Test
          • 26 Accelerated Aging Test
          • MARKING
          • 27 Details
            • 27.1 General
            • 27.2 Products suitable for rain
            • 27.3 Hot surfaces
          • INSTRUCTIONS
          • 28 Safety Warnings
          • 29 Operating Instructions
          • 30 User Maintenance Instructions
          • ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR BATTERY-POWERED FLASHLIGHTS AND LANTERNS
          • 31 Construction And Performance
        • PART II – REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIC TO BATTERY-POWERED FLASHLIGHTS AND LANTERNS ALSO POWERED BY LINE-VOLTAGE SUPPLY
          • Section
          • 32 Scope
          • Section
          • 33 Attachment Plugs, Receptacles, Connectors, And Terminals
          • 34 Boxes And Raceways
          • 35 Capacitors And Filters
          • 36 Controls
          • 37 Cords, Cables, And Internal Wiring
          • 38 Cord Reels
          • 39 Film-Coated Wire (Magnet Wire)
          • 40 Ground-Fault, Arc-Fault, And Leakage Current Detectors/Interrupters
          • 41 Insulation Systems
          • 42 Light Sources And Associated Components
          • 43 Overcurrent Protection
          • 44 Polymeric Materials And Enclosures
          • 45 Supplemental Insulation, Insulating Bushings, and Assembly Aids
          • 46 Switches For Primary Circuits
          • 47 Transformers And Power Units
          • 48 Printed Wiring Boards
          • 49 Frame And Enclosure
          • 50 Protection Against Electric Shock
          • 51 Accessibility Of Uninsulated Live Parts And Film-Coated Wire
          • 52 Cords And Cord Connections
            • 52.1 Cords and plugs
            • 52.2 Strain relief
          • 53 Multiple Rated Voltages
          • 54 Separation Of Circuits
          • 55 Capacitors
          • 56 Grounding
            • 56.1 General
            • 56.2 Grounding identification
          • 57 Lampholders
          • 58 Overload Or Thermal-Protective Devices
          • 59 Receptacles
          • 60 Switches And Controls
          • 61 Spacings
          • PERFORMANCE
          • 62 Leakage Current Test
          • 63 Leakage Current Test Following Humidity Conditioning
          • 64 Input Test
          • 65 Temperature Tests
            • 65.1 General
            • 65.2 Maximum normal load
          • 66 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 67 Water Spray Test
          • 68 Tests On Switches and Controls
          • 69 Strain-Relief Test
          • 70 Component Abnormal Test
          • 71 Voltage Selector Switch Position Test
          • 72 Permanence Of Cord Tag Test
          • MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION TESTS
          • 73 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 74 Grounding Continuity Test
          • RATING
          • 75 Details
          • MARKING
          • 76 Details
            • 76.1 General
            • 76.2 Cord-connected products
            • 76.3 Products incorporating general use receptacles
            • 76.4 Double-insulated products
            • 76.5 Portable hand lights
          • Section
          • 77 Instructions Pertaining To Risk Of Fire And Electric Shock
          • 78 Installation Instructions