UL 1598
Luminaires

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Edition Number:3SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2008-09-17DOD Approved: --
Price Code:GANSI Approved: 2012-10-17
Type:ulcsance

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 This Standard applies to luminaires for use in non-hazardous locations and that are intended for installation on branch circuits of 600 V nominal or less between conductors in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (CEC), CSA C22.1, with the U.S. National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70, and with the Mexican National Electrical Code, NOM-001-SEDE.

    1.2 This Standard does not apply to luminaires covered by other standards. The luminaries not covered by this Standard include:

    Amateur Movie Lights;

    Aquarium Lights;

    Cabinet Lights;

    Decorative Lighting Strings;

    Combination Fan/IR Lamps Used for Heating;

    Electric Signs;

    Exit Signs;

    Junction Boxes for Swimming Pool Fixtures;

    Lamp Adapters;

    Low-Level Path Marking and Lighting Systems in the United States;

    Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting as follows:

    For products intended for installation in Canada, landscape lighting systems that are 30 V nominal or less; and

    For products intended for installation in Mexico, low-voltage landscape lighting devices that are 24 V nominal or less.

    For products intended for installation in the United States, low-voltage landscape lighting devices that are of 15 V nominal or less;

    Low Voltage Lighting Fixtures for Use in Recreational Vehicles;

    Low Voltage Marine Lighting;

    Luminaires for Hazardous Locations;

    Luminaires for Recreational Vehicles in the United States;

    Marine Navigational Lights;

    Marine-Type Fixtures;

    Portable Electric Displays;

    Portable Hand Lamps;

    Portable Luminaires;

    Portable Sun/Heat Lamps;

    Self-Ballasted Lamps and Lamp Adapters;

    Stage and Studio Luminaires;

    Submersible Luminaires;

    Swimming Pools Luminaires;

    Temporary Lighting Strings;

    Therapeutic Lamps;

    Track Lighting Systems;

    Under-cabinet Lights in Canada and Cord-connected Under-cabinet Lights in the United States; and

    Unit Equipment for Emergency Lighting.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • UL Harmonized Standard Title Page
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • 1 Scope
        • 2 Reference publications
        • 3 Definitions
        • 4 General requirements
          • 4.1 Components
          • 4.2 Application of requirements
          • 4.3 Units of measurement
        • 5 Mechanical construction
          • 5.1 General
          • 5.2 Assembly and packaging
          • 5.3 Enclosures
          • 5.4 Barriers
          • 5.5 Metal thickness for enclosures
          • 5.6 Corrosion protection
          • 5.7 Polymeric materials
          • 5.8 Baffles
          • 5.9 Conduit knockouts and twistouts
          • 5.10 Mechanical joints and fastenings
          • 5.11 Means of mounting
          • 5.12 Movable joints
          • 5.13 Raceway tubing
          • 5.14 Conductor protection
          • 5.15 Strain relief
          • 5.16 Glass
          • 5.17 Glass support
          • 5.18 Thermal insulation
          • 5.19 Continuous row mounting
          • 5.20 Raceways
        • 6 Electrical construction
          • 6.1 General
          • 6.2 Wiring devices
          • 6.3 Lampholders
          • 6.4 Switches
          • 6.5 Receptacles
          • 6.6 Fuses and fuseholders
          • 6.7 Ballasts and transformers
          • 6.8 Capacitors
          • 6.9 Conductors and cords
          • 6.10 Identification and polarity
          • 6.11 Electrical spacings
          • 6.12 Electrical insulation
          • 6.13 Accessibility of live parts
          • 6.14 Grounding and bonding
          • 6.15 Supply connections
          • 6.16 Wiring compartment and junction box volume for branch circuit conductors
          • 6.17 Separation of circuits
          • 6.18 (MEX) Wire splices and connections
        • 7 Incandescent luminaires – supplementary requirements
          • 7.1 General
          • 7.2 Temperature test-exempt luminaires
          • 7.3 Tungsten-halogen luminaires
        • 8 Fluorescent luminaires – supplementary requirements
          • 8.1 General
          • 8.2 Ballasts
          • 8.3 Supply cords and conductors
          • 8.4 Lampholders
          • 8.5 Temperature-test-exempt luminaires
          • 8.6 Marking
          • 8.7 Emergency battery packs
          • 8.8 Luminaires incorporating instant-start electronic ballasts and bi-pin lampholders
          • 8.9 (CAN) Branch circuit disconnects
          • 8.10 (CAN) Branch circuit disconnects — Conversion kits
        • 9 HID luminaires – supplementary requirements
          • 9.1 General
          • 9.2 Lampholders
          • 9.3 Lamp containment barriers for metal halide lamps
          • 9.4 Ultra-violet (UV) attenuation barriers for metal halide lamps without integral UV blocking outer glass envelopes
          • 9.5 Accessibility of double-ended lamp terminals
          • 9.6 Marking
        • 10 Surface-mounted luminaires – supplementary requirements
          • 10.1 General
          • 10.2 Mounting means
          • 10.3 Poles
          • 10.4 Open holes and openings
          • 10.5 Accessibility of supply connections
          • 10.6 Electrical construction
          • 10.7 Tests
          • 10.8 Markings
        • 11 Recessed luminaires – supplementary requirements
          • 11.1 General
          • 11.2 Enclosures
          • 11.3 Junction boxes
          • 11.4 Recessed housing
          • 11.5 Thermal protectors
          • 11.6 Electrical construction
          • 11.7 Tests
          • 11.8 Markings
        • 12 Miscellaneous luminaires – supplementary requirements
          • 12.1 General
          • 12.2 Air-handling luminaires
          • 12.3 Luminaires for use above cooking equipment
          • 12.4 Elevated ambient temperature luminaires
          • 12.5 Luminaire fittings
          • 12.6 (CAN) – DELETED
        • 13 Environmental location luminaires – supplementary requirements
          • 13.1 General
          • 13.2 Damp and wet location luminaires
          • 13.3 Damp location luminaires
          • 13.4 Wet location luminaires
        • 14 Normal temperature tests
          • 14.1 General
          • 14.2 Surface ceiling luminaires
          • 14.3 Surface wall luminaires
          • 14.4 Under-cabinet luminaires
          • 14.5 Type Non-IC recessed luminaires (not intended for thermal insulation contact)
          • 14.6 Type Non-IC marked spacings luminaires (not intended for thermal insulation contact)
          • 14.7 Type IC recessed luminaires (intended for thermal insulation contact)
          • 14.8 Type IC inherently protected recessed luminaires (intended for thermal insulation contact)
          • 14.9 Recessed luminaires for use in poured concrete
          • 14.10 Through-wiring junction box temperature
          • 14.11 Raceway temperature
          • 14.12 (MEX) Temperature rise
        • 15 Abnormal temperature tests
          • 15.1 General
          • 15.2 Type Non-IC recessed luminaires (not intended for thermal insulation contact)
          • 15.3 Type Non-IC marked spacings incandescent and HID recessed luminaires (not intended for thermal insulation contact)
          • 15.4 Type IC incandescent recessed luminaires (intended for thermal insulation contact)
          • 15.5 Abnormal overlamping operation test for incandescent luminaires with polymeric housings or enclosures
        • 16 Mechanical tests
          • 16.1 Barrier strength
          • 16.2 Metal thickness equivalency
          • 16.3 Five-inch flame
          • 16.4 Mold stress relief
          • 16.5 Wet locations
          • 16.6 Hot-wire ignition (HWI)
          • 16.7 Glow-wire end product
          • 16.8 High-current arc ignition (HAI)
          • 16.9 End-product arc resistance
          • 16.10 Polymeric support
          • 16.11 Metallized polymeric parts coating adhesion
          • 16.12 Flaming oil
          • 16.13 Conduit knockout and twistout
          • 16.14 Self-threading screw torque
          • 16.15 Loading
          • 16.16 Snap-in or tab-mounted parts pull test without conduit opening
          • 16.17 Snap-in or tab-mounted parts pull test with conduit opening
          • 16.18 Suspended-ceiling luminaires – security of clips
          • 16.19 Movable joint rotation
          • 16.20 Movable joint torsion and pull
          • 16.21 Strain relief
          • 16.22 Tempered glass impact
          • 16.23 Glass support adhesive
          • 16.24 Glass supported by friction or adhesive
          • 16.25 Horizontal burning flame
          • 16.26 Vertical burning flame
          • 16.27 Needle flame
          • 16.28 Lamp containment barrier thermal shock
          • 16.29 Polymeric lamp containment barrier melt-through
          • 16.30 Polymeric connector loading
          • 16.31 Junction box rigidity
          • 16.32 Splice inspection
          • 16.33 Lampholder mounting torque
          • 16.34 Lampholder pull
          • 16.35 Lampholder mounting bracket stop test
          • 16.36 (MEX) Thermal shock
          • 16.37 (MEX) Vibration
          • 16.38 Lampholder lead pull
          • 16.39 Ground-screw assembly strength
          • 16.40 Cable pull test
          • 16.41 Polymeric impact
        • 17 Electrical tests
          • 17.1 Dielectric voltage-withstand
          • 17.2 Bonding circuit impedance
          • 17.3 Interlock switch endurance
          • 17.4 Articulate probe
          • 17.5 (MEX) Insulation resistance
        • 18 Factory production tests
          • 18.1 Dielectric voltage-withstand
          • 18.2 Grounding continuity
          • 18.3 Glass support
          • 18.4 Strain relief
          • 18.5 Polarity
          • 18.6 Ground screw torque
          • 18.7 Test records
        • 19 Test procedures and apparatus
          • 19.1 Installation and support
          • 19.2 Temperature test stabilization
          • 19.3 Voltage
          • 19.4 Frequency
          • 19.5 Ambient temperature
          • 19.6 Rise-of-resistance temperature method
          • 19.6 (MEX) Temperature rise
          • 19.7 Thermocouples
          • 19.8 Test lamps
          • 19.9 Branch circuit conductor temperature probe
          • 19.10 Surface ceiling temperature test apparatus
          • 19.11 Surface wall temperature test apparatus
          • 19.12 Surface-mounted under-cabinet luminaire test alcove
          • 19.13 Temperature test boxes for Type Non-IC recessed luminaries (not intended for thermal insulation contact)
          • 19.14 Temperature test box for Type Non-IC, marked spacings, recessed ceiling-mounted luminaires (not intended for thermal insulation contact)
          • 19.15 Temperature test box for Type IC recessed luminaries (intended for thermal insulation contact)
          • 19.16 Thermal insulation used for recessed temperature tests
          • 19.17 Rain test apparatus
          • 19.18 Sprinkler test apparatus
          • 19.19 Bond impedance and ground continuity test apparatus
          • 19.20 Dielectric voltage-withstand test apparatus
          • 19.21 Impact test apparatus
          • 19.22 Articulate probe
          • 19.23 Conduit knockout and twistout test apparatus
          • 19.24 Five-inch flame test apparatus
          • 19.25 UV exposure test apparatus
          • 19.26 Gasket compression test apparatus
          • 19.27 Lampholder mounting torque test apparatus
          • 19.28 Glow-wire test apparatus
          • 19.29 Horizontal burning flame test apparatus
          • 19.30 Vertical burning flame test apparatus
          • 19.31 Needle flame test apparatus
          • 19.32 Plywood test box material
          • 19.33 (MEX) Insulation resistance test apparatus
          • 19.34 (MEX) Vibration test apparatus
        • 20 Marking
          • 20.1 General
          • 20.2 Identification and ratings
          • 20.3 Durability of stamped ink marking test
          • 20.4 Luminaire mounting and orientation
          • 20.5 Wiring instructions
          • 20.6 (MEX) Marking requirements in Mexico
    • ANNEX A (normative) Standards for Components
    • Annex B (CAN) (normative) Markings – French Translations
    • Annex C (MEX) (normative) Markings – Spanish translations
    • Annex D (normative) Pictograms
    • Annex E (informative) Metric Conversion Information
    • Annex F (CAN) (normative)Printed Circuit Boards
    • Annex G (normative) Luminaires for use with self-ballasted compact fluorescent (CFL) or self-ballasted light emitting diode (LED) lamps
    • Annex H (CAN) (normative)LUMINAIRES FOR USE IN RECREATIONAL VEHICLES