Draft Details

Review start date:Jul 4, 2024
Review end date:Sep 2, 2024
Contact email:mary.morgan(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

1.1 Inclusions

This Standard defines minimum energy efficiency and performance requirements for LED devices that have the general appearance, length, and base types of a conventional fluorescent lamp. These devices have the physical dimensions of a lamp as described in NEMANSI C78.81 [MB1] [BK2] and are commonly known as LED Ttubular (TLED) Llamps.

The following TLED Lamps constructions, described in CSA C22.2 NOo. 1993, are within the scope of this Standard:

Bballast- Ddriven, Nnon-Iintegrated (commonly referred to as Type A);

Mmains Vvoltage D-driven, Iintegrated (commonly referred to as Type B);

Eexternal Ddriver D-driven, Nnon-Iintegrated (commonly referred to as Type C);

Hhybrid -type replacements that operate as more than one of the above types listed in Items a) through c);

CCT- selectable;

Cconnected; and

Ttunable Wwhite.  

Note: Safety requirements for LED replacement lamps are provided in:

CSA C22.2 NOo. 1993, :17 (R2022)

Self-ballasted lamps and lamp adapters (Trinational standard with NMX-J-578/1-ANCE and UL 1993)

C22.2 No. 250.1[MB3] [BK4] , and :16 (R2020)

Retrofit kits for luminaire conversion

CSA C22.1. :21 Canadian Electrical Code – Part 1


1.2 Exclusions

This Standard does not apply to:

TLEDs with non-ANSI tubular fluorescent lamp connections;

TLEDs in the non-visible spectrum (e.g.,, such as UV); and

TLEDs intended for horticultural use.

1.3 Terminology

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 sStandard.

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.


 [MB1]No NEMA C78.81 listed in Clause 2. Is this meant to reference ANSI C78.81…?

 [BK2]That’s correct. ANSI C78.81 is correct.

 [MB3]Not listed in Clause 2; is this supposed to say C22.2 No. 250.13...?

 [BK4]The correct standard is 250.1, yes. So lets add this to the references, and delete 250.13 from the references.

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