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[Lamps] Lamps, Self-ballasted and Lamp Adapters, OOLR


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USE AND INSTALLATION

This category covers self-ballasted lamps consisting of a ballast, transformer or power supply, and an integrated or replaceable lamp, for direct connection to a lampholder. Products in this category employ various lamp technologies including, but not limited to, fluorescent lamps and high-intensity-discharge (HID) lamps. Devices with an integral lamp are termed "self-ballasted"; devices with a replaceable lamp are termed "adapters." These products are intended for operation at the voltage marked on the product.

This category also covers fluorescent lamp adapters intended as direct substitutes for specific fluorescent lamps (e.g., F40T12RS), and designed to operate a more energy-efficient fluorescent lamp directly from the existing ballast without modifying the luminaire (e.g., T12 to T5 lamp adapters).

This category does not cover:

Self-ballasted lamps and lamp adapters rated 50 W or greater for installation in specific luminaires
LED lamps

These products are intended for connection to lampholders for outlet boxes and lampholders provided in luminaires, portable luminaires and signs. They are provided with ANSI lamp bases. ANSI base configurations are covered in standards such as ANSI/NEMA C81.61, "Electrical Lamp Bases - Specifications for Bases (Caps) for Electric Lamps." When differentiating between low-voltage and line-voltage ANSI lamp bases, consideration is given to Tables 7.3.3.1 and 7.3.3.2 in ANSI/UL 1598, "Luminaires."

These products are generally for use in indoor, dry locations unless additionally investigated and marked for applications such as damp locations (not directly exposed to water). Products investigated and marked for wet locations may have additional restrictions regarding use or orientation.

These products have been investigated for use in the smaller of a 6 in. (152 mm) or 8 in. (203 mm) diameter, totally enclosed, recessed luminaire, if they will physically fit, unless marked not for use in a totally enclosed luminaire.

These products may be used with dimmers unless marked to prohibit such use (e.g., "DO NOT USE WITH DIMMERS" or "NOT FOR USE WITH DIMMERS").

These products have not been investigated for use in emergency lighting equipment or exit signs.

PRODUCT IDENTITY

One of the following product identities appears on the product:

    Lamp Adapter

    Self-ballasted Lamp

Other product identities may be used as shown in the individual certifications.

RELATED PRODUCTS

Self-ballasted lamps and lamp adapters rated 50 W or greater for installation in specific luminaires are covered under Lamps, Self-ballasted and Lamp Adapters (OOLR2).

Self-ballasted light-emitting-diode (LED) lamps are covered under Lamps, Self-ballasted, Light-emitting-diode Type (OOLV).

LED lamps intended for specific luminaires or special applications are covered under Lamps, Self-ballasted, Light-emitting-diode Type (OOLV2).

User-replaceable solid-state (LED) light engines are covered under Solid-state Light Engines (OORA).

Solid-state (LED) light engines not intended for user replacement, or intended for specific luminaires or special applications are covered under Solid-state Light Engines (OORA2).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional information, see Electrical Equipment for Use in Ordinary Locations (AALZ).

REQUIREMENTS

The basic standard used to investigate products in this category is ANSI/UL 1993, "Self-Ballasted Lamps and Lamp Adapters."

UL MARK

The Certification Mark of UL on the product, or the UL symbol on the product and the Certification Mark on the smallest unit container in which the product is packaged 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.

Alternate UL Mark

The Listing Mark of UL on the product, or the UL symbol on the product and the Listing Mark on the smallest unit container in which the product is packaged, 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 "Self-ballasted Lamp" or "Lamp Adapter," or other appropriate product name as shown in the individual Listings.

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