UL 1598C
Standard for Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Retrofit Luminaire Conversion Kits

Edition Number:1SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2014-01-16DOD Approved: --
Price Code:BANSI Approved: 2017-07-12


    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements apply to light-emitting diode (LED) retrofit luminaire conversion kits that are intended to replace existing light sources and systems including incandescent, fluorescent, induction, and high intensity discharge (HID) light sources in previously installed luminaires that already comply with the requirements in the Standard for Luminaires, UL 1598. The kits are intended for use on:

    a)    Luminaires where specific luminaire model or part numbers are identified in the kit installation instructions; or

    b)    One or more generic type luminaires that meet specific criteria identified in the installation kit instructions.

    1.2 This standard contains requirements that supplement the luminaire requirements contained in the Standard for Luminaires, UL 1598, that apply to the retrofit kit and the luminaire.

    1.3 LED retrofit kits covered by these requirements include but are not limited to LED lamps and arrays, LED control modules, LED drivers, LED power supplies, wiring, lampholders, brackets, wire connectors, reflectors, diffusers, and other associated mechanical, electrical, or optical devices.

    1.4 This standard does not cover luminaire reflector kits covered by the Standard for Supplemental Requirements for Luminaire Reflector Kits for Installation on Previously Installed Fluorescent Luminaires, UL 1598B.

    1.5 This standard does not cover luminaire conversion lamps that are intended to replace existing lamps without any modification, rewiring, or component replacement in the luminaire other than direct replacement of the lamp using the existing lampholder. Requirements for these direct replacement lamps are specified in the Standard for Self-Ballasted Lamps and Lamp Adapters, UL 1993.

    1.6 This standard does not cover retrofit luminaire conversion kits for 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, low-voltage landscape lighting, low voltage lighting fixtures for use in recreational vehicles, low voltage marine lighting, luminaires for hazardous locations, luminaires for recreational vehicles, marine navigational lights, portable electric displays, portable hand lamps, portable luminaires, portable sun/heat lamps, self-ballasted lamps and lamp adapters, submersible luminaires, swimming pool luminaires, temporary lighting strings, therapeutic lamps, track lighting systems, under-cabinet lights and cord-connected under-cabinet lights, and unit equipment for emergency lighting.

    1.7 Additional requirements for LED retrofit luminaire conversion kits intended for marine luminaires (marine-type fixtures) are in Supplement sa.

    1.8 Additional requirements for LED retrofit luminaire conversion kits intended for stage and studio luminaires are in Supplement sb.