[Portable Lighting Products] Portable Cabinet Light-emitting-diode Luminaires, QOVA

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This category covers surface- and recess-mounted portable cabinet light-emitting-diode (LED) luminaires intended for installation into open or enclosed portable cabinets, such as china hutches, bookcases, bars, consoles, bed headboards, and similar locations.

This category also covers low-voltage LED lighting systems intended for installation under a shelf, cabinet or similar structural surface, in accordance with Article 411 of ANSI/NFPA 70, "National Electrical Code" (NEC), where the power supply is of the attachment plug equipped, cord-connected type, or is a direct-plug-in type.

This category also covers portable cabinet LED luminaire accessories, such as interconnecting cord sets and dimmer and switch assemblies, intended for use with portable cabinet LED luminaires.

A surface-mounted portable cabinet LED luminaire is also suitable for installation under a shelf or kitchen cabinet when the line voltage power-supply cord is not concealed.

These products are not intended for installation in recessed walls or ceilings, or in permanently installed cabinets where the wiring is concealed.

Portable cabinet LED luminaires have been investigated for mounting in accordance with the clearances marked on the product. Portable cabinet luminaires not marked with clearances may be mounted as close to any surface as permitted by the housing, an integral mounting flange, bracket or spacer.

A restrictive marking is provided for portable cabinet luminaires intended for use only in open-top cabinets. Portable cabinet luminaires without the restrictive marking are investigated for a 1/2 in. (13 mm) minimum clearance from the top.


One of the following product identities appears on the product:

    Portable Cabinet LED Luminaire

    Portable Cabinet LED Luminaire Accessory

    Portable Cabinet Light-emitting-diode Luminaire

    Portable Cabinet Light-emitting-diode Luminaire Accessory


LED luminaires intended for installation in permanently installed cabinets, where the wiring is concealed or passed through openings in the structure, are covered under Light-emitting-diode Surface-mounted Luminaires (IFAM) for surface mounting, or Light-emitting-diode Recessed Luminaires (IFAO) for recessed mounting.

Low-voltage LED lighting systems intended for installation in accordance with Article 411 of the NEC in permanently installed cabinets, having a remote power source connected to a fixed wiring means, are covered under Low-voltage Lighting Systems, Power Units, Luminaires and Fittings (IFDR).

Portable cabinet LED luminaires investigated for use with specific cabinet or display designs are certified together with the cabinet or display as Furnishings, Household and Commercial (IYQX).


For additional information, see Portable Lighting Products (QOTU) and Electrical Equipment for Use in Ordinary Locations (AALZ).


The basic standard used to investigate products in this category is ANSI/UL 153, "Portable Electric 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.

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 "Portable Cabinet Light-emitting-diode Luminaire" (or "Portable Cabinet LED Luminaire") or "Portable Cabinet Light-emitting-diode Luminaire Accessory" (or "Portable Cabinet LED Luminaire Accessory").

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