Draft Details

Designation:C866 (New Edition)
Review start date:Jun 5, 2017
Review end date:Aug 4, 2017
Contact email:mary.morgan(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

1 Scope


This Standard specifies energy efficiency and performance requirements for LED luminaires of the directional and non-directional type used for general illumination, including commercial and residential, indoor and outdoor as well as those with a significant decorative function.


Note 1: White Tunable Luminaire, and connected luminaires are included in the scope of the standard.

Note 2: Safety requirements for general luminaires, portable luminaires, luminaires and self-ballasted lamps and lamp adapters are provided in CAN/CSA-C22.2 No.9.0, No.12, No.250.0 and No.1993 respectively.


This Standard does not cover LED products that are:  

(a)intended for roadway lighting and street lighting luminaires covered under CAN/CSA C653 and CAN/CSA C811   

Direct Current (DC) powered luminaires, e.g. PoE luminaires, etc, 

(c)intended for indication, e.g., traffic lights and exit signs and pedestrian crosswalk signs,

(d)exclusively intended for decoration or color changing highlights, e.g., holiday lights, wall washing, and color changing luminaires,

(e)intended for retrofitting into existing fixtures,

(f)other SSLs such as OLEDs and nanotechnology,

(g)integral to equipment or instrumentation and are installed by its manufacturer,

(h)specifically designed for use only during medical or dental procedures, 

(i)specifically used in display cases, where the lighting is integral to the display case,  

(j)integral to food warming and food preparation equipment,

(k)specifically used for plant growth or maintenance,

(l)an integral part of advertising or directional signage,

specifically used for theatrical purposes, including performance stage, and film and video production, or

specifically intended for television broadcasting.  


In CSA standards, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (no mandatory) to define their application.

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