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UL 153

13th Edition, January 20, 2017

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UL Standard for Safety Portable Electric Luminaires

Includes all amendments and changes through Revision Page(s) , January 20, 2017

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  • Revision: 13th Edition, January 20, 2017
  • Published Date: January 20, 2017
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: UL (UL)
  • Page Count: 261
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: Yes

Description / Abstract:

These requirements cover portable luminaires and subassemblies whose primary function is task or ambient illumination. These products are intended for use in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.

These requirements cover portable luminaires intended for connection to a nominal 120-volt, 15- or 20-ampere branch circuit, by means of an attachment plug, a mating connector assembly, or a non-integral power supply.

These requirements also cover portable luminaires intended to receive power through a USB connection, or power over ethernet (POE) using category 5 (CAT5) or similar cables and connectors.

Light emitting diode (LED) components and subassemblies integral to a portable luminaire covered by this standard shall comply with the applicable requirements of the Standard for Light Emitting Diode (LED) Equipment for Use in Lighting Products, UL 8750.

These requirements do not cover portable luminaires within the scope of the following standards:

Standard for Electric Signs, UL 48

Standard for Portable Sun/Heat Lamps, UL 482

Standard for Seasonal and Holiday Decorative Products, UL 588a

Standard for Luminaires for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations, UL 844

Standard for Household and Commercial Furnishings, UL 962b

Standard for Electric Aquarium Equipment, UL 1018

Standard for Amateur Movie Lights, UL 1230

Standard for Direct Plug-In Nightlights, UL 1786

aUL 588 applies to lighting strings whose primary function is to illuminate and draw attention to the string itself, rather than to provide ambient lighting to the area surrounding the string.

bUL 962 applies to products such as an illuminated makeup mirror or a lava lamp, where the primary function is not task or ambient lighting.