[Luminaires and Fittings] (Light-emitting-diode Luminaires) Light-emitting-diode Surface-mounted Luminaires, IFAM

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This category covers surface-mounted luminaires, including floor-, wall-, ceiling-, undercabinet- and pole-mounted luminaires.

Ceiling-mounted luminaires include cord-, stem-, chain- and cable-suspended luminaires, in addition to outlet-box-mounted luminaires.


Luminaires suitable for continuous operation in an elevated ambient, such as a boiler room, foundry, etc., are marked "SUITABLE FOR OPERATION IN AMBIENT NOT EXCEEDING __ C," where the blank is filled in with the intended elevated ambient.


If the required rating of the field wiring supplying the luminaire requires the installer to push the supply conductors from the luminaire into the outlet box, the luminaire is marked "PUSH CONDUCTORS INTO JUNCTION BOX."

All ceiling- and wall-mounted luminaires are acceptable for mounting on an insulated ceiling or wall. Exceptions: (1) luminaires obviously not designed for ceiling use or if marked "WALL MOUNT ONLY" are not acceptable for mounting on ceilings, and (2) luminaires marked "NONCOMBUSTIBLE SURFACE ONLY."

Luminaires intended for undercabinet mounting are marked "SUITABLE FOR UNDER-CABINET MOUNT."

Luminaires intended for continuous-row mounting are marked "SUITABLE FOR CONTINUOUS ROW MOUNTING."

Wall-mounted luminaires weighing more than 11.3 kg (25 lbs) and ceiling-mounted luminaires weighing more than 22.7 kg (50 lbs) intended for outlet box connection are marked "THIS LUMINAIRE MUST BE MOUNTED OR SUPPORTED INDEPENDENTLY OF AN OUTLET BOX."


All luminaires bear a model, catalog or series number or similar designation.


The following product identity appears on the product:



Cord-connected undercabinet light-emitting-diode (LED) luminaires with an attachment plug or a direct-plug-in power supply are covered under Light-emitting-diode Luminaires, Portable (QOVZ).

LED cabinet luminaires are covered under Portable Cabinet Light-emitting-diode Luminaires (QOVA).


For additional information, see Light-emitting-diode Luminaires (IFAK), Luminaires and Fittings (HYXT) and Electrical Equipment for Use in Ordinary Locations (AALZ).


The basic standard used to investigate products in this category is ANSI/UL 1598, "Luminaires."


The Certification Mark of UL on the product is the only method provided by UL to identify products manufactured under its Certification and Follow-Up Service. The Certification Mark for these products includes the UL symbol, the words "CERTIFIED" and "SAFETY," the geographic identifier(s), and a file number.

The Certification Mark for this category requires the use of a holographic label.

Alternate UL Mark

The Listing Mark of UL on the product is the only method provided by UL to identify products manufactured under its Listing and Follow-Up Service. The Listing Mark for these products includes the UL symbol (as illustrated in the Introduction of this Directory) together with the word "LISTED," a control number, and the product name "Luminaire."

The Listing Mark for this category requires the use of a holographic label.

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