As we continue our series on New Product Development, a key component with the process includes obtaining certification at UL Standards. In the last post we discussed “The Importance of UL, CSA, and ETL Safety Certifications“. Earning UL listings offer your customers the peace of mind that your product tested and in addition, passed rigorous UL standards. Also, having gone through the process repeatedly for numerous products lends a valuable experience to our team. Therefore, gaining the knowledge and a full understanding of the expectations required for UL Standards allows us to help our customers with these challenges.
UL Certification Guidelines and Rules
“UL Standards encompass UL’s extensive safety research and scientific expertise. With over a century of experience in the development of more than 1,500 Standards, UL is an accredited standards developer in the US and Canada. In addition to extending its global public safety mission, UL Standards partners with national standards bodies in countries around the world to build a safer, more sustainable world.”
Here is a helpful link to the UL Certification, especially for new product developers: “Specific Guidelines and Rules“.
Additionally below is a link to “A Guide to United States Electrical and Electronic Equipment Compliance Requirements”:
Furthermore, there is a video on Accessing UL Standards Documents: UL Standards Certification Customer Library (SCCL):
List of UL Standards at Falconer Electronics
If you are not experienced with UL Standards, the list below includes the UL Listings that Falconer Electronics obtained over the years for our products. Additionally, you can click on the UL Standards below:
Portable Outlet Strip-
- Cord and plug
- Less than 3 receptacles
- Also, provides ground fault
Hardwired Outlet strip
- Multioutlet assembly
- Dry locations
- Also strips without cords/ not permanently wired in
Surface metal Raceways and fittings
- Enclosed circuits operating at no more than 300 volts
- Can either be metal or non-metal
- This does not, however, include cover cable trays, wireways or nonmetallic raceways
- Includes electric signs, art forms and outline lighting for use in accordance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70
- Also, voltage is not a factor
- Types of lighting included
- High-intensity discharge (HID)
- Electric discharge tubing including neon tubing
- Light-emitting diode (LED)
- Skeleton neon tubing
- Cold-cathode lamps
- Also, electroluminescence
- Furthermore, “Signs” included
- Outline lighting
- Art forms
- Skeleton neon tubing.
- Awning signs
- Trailer-mounted signs
- Electrically or mechanically animated signs
- Signs supplied by photovoltaic systems in addition to other independent power sources
- Changing message signs
- Including scrolling
- Liquid crystal display (LCD)
- Light-emitting diode (LED) type
- Also, there are other electrically operated signs that are not necessarily illuminating.
- Not included however
- Illuminated clocks operating at 600 V or less; refer to the Standard for Household Electric Clocks, UL 826 or for commercial use clocks to the Standard for Time-Indicating and -Recording Appliances, UL 863;
- In addition to, Exit signs; refer to the Standard for Emergency Lighting and Power Equipment, UL 924;
- The trailer of a trailer mounted sign;
- Luminaires mounted to function as outline lighting; refer to the Standard for Luminaires, UL 1598;
- Additionally, Luminaires mounted within an Awning Sign; refer to Standard for Luminaires, UL 1598;
- Signs that do not use electricity;
- Luminaires intended for billboard illumination; refer to Standard for Luminaires, UL 1598;
- Fiber optics or Fiber Optic Illuminators;
- Also, Signs for use in hazardous (classified) locations as defined in the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.
Manufactured wiring systems includes:
- Outdoor locations
- Field-installed wiring assemblies using off-site manufactured subassemblies for branch circuits
- Remote-control circuits
- Signaling circuits
- Also, communication circuits in areas that are accessible
Finally, thank you for reading this blog on UL Standards. Additionally, we will be continuing our series on New Product Development.
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Wishing you an ELECTRIFYING DAY!