UL 2388
Standard for Flexible Lighting Products

DETAILS
Edition Number:2SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2017-05-03DOD Approved: --
Price Code:BANSI Approved: 2017-05-03
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 This standard covers portable flexible lighting products with a maximum input voltage rating of 120 volts to be used in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70. These products are provided with a power supply cord and are intended for outline and decorative lighting use.

    1.2 These requirements cover lighting products incorporating non-replaceable series and series/parallel connected lamps enclosed within a flexible polymeric tube or extrusion.

    1.3 These requirements also cover flexible lighting products used in light sculptures.

    1.4 These requirements do not cover lighting products with replaceable lamps.

    1.5 These requirements do not cover the temporary-use, seasonal decorative-lighting products and accessories with a maximum input voltage rating of 120 V that are covered by the Standard for Seasonal and Holiday Decorative Products, UL 588.

    1.6 These requirements do not cover flexible lighting products that are intended for use as a sign, such as self-contained product, usually with advertising or other words, numbers, or symbols, intended for use in a nonresidential environment to convey information or attract attention. These products shall be covered under the Standard for Electric Signs, UL 48.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Components
          • 3 Units of Measurement
          • 4 Undated References
          • 5 Glossary
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 6 Assembly and Packaging
          • 7 Enclosures
          • 8 Decorative Parts
          • 9 Light Sculptures
          • 10 Accessibility of Current Carrying Parts
          • 11 Insulating Materials
          • 12 Electrical Spacing
          • 13 Lamps
          • 14 Conductors
          • 15 Splices and Connections
          • 16 Attachment Plugs
          • 17 Interconnecting Means
          • 18 Switches, Fuses, and Controllers
          • 19 Power Supply Cord and Interconnecting Cords
          • 20 Strain Relief
          • 21 Mounting Means
          • 22 Outdoor Use Products
          • 23 Class 2 Circuits
          • 24 Battery Operated Products
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 25 Input Test
          • 26 Normal Temperature Test
          • 27 Abnormal Operation Test
          • 28 Insulation Resistance Test
          • 29 Dielectric Voltage Withstand Test
          • 30 Crush Test
          • 31 Ultraviolet (UV) Light Exposure and Water Immersion Tests
            • 31.1 General
            • 31.2 UV conditioning
            • 31.3 Water immersion
          • 32 Ball Impact Test
          • 33 Flexing Test
          • 34 Oven Conditioning Test
          • 35 Cold Bend Test
          • 36 Strain Relief Test
          • 37 Crimp Connection Secureness Test
          • 38 End Cap Pull Test
          • 39 Rain Test
          • 40 Test for Permanence of Cord Tag
            • 40.1 General
            • 40.2 Test conditions
            • 40.3 Test method
          • 41 Gasket Test
          • 42 Gasket Adhesion Test
        • MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION TESTS
          • 43 Production-Line Spark Test
          • 44 Operational Test
          • 45 Polarization Continuity Test
        • RATINGS
          • 46 Rating
        • MARKING
          • 47 General
          • 48 Outdoor Use Markings
          • 49 Battery Operated Product Markings
          • 50 Battery Supply Polarity Identification Markings
        • INSTRUCTIONS
          • 51 Installation and Use Instructions
          • 52 Outdoor Use Instructions
          • 53 Packaging Instructions and Markings
    • APPENDIX A