Draft Details

Designation:C22.2 NO 250.13
Source:CSA
Review start date:Aug 27, 2021
Review end date:Oct 26, 2021
Categories:Electrical
Contact email:mary.morgan(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

1.1.1
The requirements specified in this Standard cover light-emitting diode (LED) equipment that is an integral part of a luminaire or other lighting equipment. and that operates in the visible light spectrum between 400 and 700 nm. These requirements also cover the component parts of LED equipment, including LED controlgear, controllers, arrays, modules, and packages, as defined in this Standard.

1.1.2
LED equipment covered by this standard are intended for operation in the visible light spectrum between 400 and 700 nm. Coherent light sources (e.g. laser sources) are not covered by this standard.LED controllers covered in this Standard are intended to be

a) integral to the luminaire; or
b) located remotely from the luminaire when the LED controller is supplied from and controls the luminaire using only Class 2 circuits.

1.1.2.1
LED packages as described in Annex I may have applications other than general illumination and may operate outside of the visible light spectrum.

1.1.2.2
Special Use LED arrays as described in Annex N have intended applications other than general illumination and may operate outside of the visible light spectrum.

1.1.3
These requirements do not cover the following LED controllers:

a) intended for installation inside a remote electrical outlet box containing Class 1 circuits;
b) light- or presence-sensitive plug-in locking–type photocontrols for use with area lighting covered by CSA C22.2 No. 284; or
c) solid-state dimming controls covered by CSA C22.2 No. 184.1.

1.2
These lighting products are intended for installation on branch circuits of 600 V nominal or less, in accordance with CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, and for connection to isolated (non–utility-connected) power sources, such as generators, batteries, fuel cells, solar cells, and the like.

1.3

1.3.1
LED equipment is utilized in lighting products that comply with the end-product standards listed in this Clause. The requirements specified in this Standard are intended to supplement those in other end-product standards.

1.3.2
LED luminaires comply with the following end-product standards:

a) CSA C22.2 No. 207;
b) CSA C22.2 No. 12;
c) CSA C22.2 No. 89;
d) CSA C22.2 No. 141;
e) CSA C22.2 No. 166;
f) CSA C22.2 No. 9.0;
g) CSA C22.2 No. 250.0;
h) CSA C22.2 No. 256;
i) CSA C22.2 No. 250.7;
j) CSA C22.2 No. 1993;
k) CSA TIL B-31B; and
l) CSA TIL B-39.

Note: Where end applications are not covered by this Standard and no applicable end-product standards exist, additional end-product evaluations using applicable standards are needed. Such end applications include, but are not limited to, LED equipment installed in air handling spaces or in other environmental air spaces (plenums), LED equipment in recessed installations where direct contact with thermal insulation could occur, and LED equipment used in fire-rated installations.

1.3.3
LED controlgear complies with the following end-product standards:

a) CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 223; and
b) CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1.

1.3.4
Requirements for temperature-limited LED controlgear are specified in Annex G.

1.3.5
These requirements do not anticipate additional construction, performance and marking considerations for LED equipment used in end-applications where subject to weather (outdoor use), installed in air handling spaces or in other environmental air spaces (plenums), or used in fire rated installations. LED equipment with such end-applications is subject to additional evaluation per applicable standards.

1.4
In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Sstandard; “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 (non-mandatory) to define their application.

1.5
The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. When used, the values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.

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