SUN - UL 2108, Low Voltage Lighting Systems

Effective October 7, 2016

Standard Information
Standard Number:
UL 2108
Standard Name:
Low Voltage Lighting Systems
Standard Edition and Issue Date:
2nd Edition Dated December 7, 2015
Date of Previous Revisions to Standard:
1st Edition Revised July 16, 2015
 
Effective Date of New/Revised Requirements

Effective Date (See Schedule below): October 7, 2016

 
Impact, Overview, Fees and Action Required

Impact Statement: A review of all Listing Reports is necessary to determine which products comply with new/revised requirements and which products will require re-evaluation. NOTE: Effective immediately, this revised standard will be exclusively used for evaluation of new products unless the Applicant requests in writing that current requirements be used along with their understanding that their listings will be withdrawn on Effective Date noted above, unless the product is found to comply with new/revised requirements.

Overview of Changes: Revision to requirements for Luminaires intended for the storage space of a closet. Specific details of new/revised requirements are found in table below.

Schedule: So that shipping of products with Listing Marks will not be interrupted, an approximate schedule has been established to ensure Listing Reports are found compliant by Effective Date:

  • February 4, 2016 = 8 Month Report Review – Intertek will review all Reports. Update if compliance is verified or issue Findings Letter/Quote for any re-evaluations needed
  • April 7, 2016 = 6 Month Quote Cut-off – Quotes returned for necessary re-evaluations
  • September 5, 2016 = 30 Day Warning – Client advised of all non-compliant Reports to be Suspended
  • October 7, 2016 = Effective Date – ATM Suspended for all non-compliant Reports

Fees: An initial review of Listing Report (s) will be covered by a direct billing project and will be invoiced at not more than $1000 per report.

Client Action Required:

Information – To assist our Engineer with review of your Listing Reports, please submit technical information in response to the new/revised paragraphs noted in the attached or explain why these new/revised requirements do not apply to your product (s).

Current Listings Not Active? – Please immediately identify any current Listing Reports or products that are no longer active and should be removed from our records. We will do this at no charge as long as Intertek is notified in writing prior to the review of your reports.

 
Description of New/Revised Technical Requirements
ClauseVerdictComment
----The changes with respect to the previous edition of the standard include the increase of the R-value for the insulation material used when performing the Normal Temperature Test.

This update only affects Luminaires intended for the storage space of a closet.
60InfoNormal Temperature Test
60.4 Additions to existing requirements are underlined and deletions are shown lined out below.

A luminaire intended for installation in the storage area of a clothes closet shall be tested with glass fiber insulation batting positioned over and in contact with all exposed surfaces, including the light emitting surface. The insulation batting shall be rated RSI 0.56 to 0.678 (R3.2 to R3.85)1.4 to 1.9 (R8 to R11), in any convenient thickness.
72InfoGeneral (PERFORMANCE)
72.2 Additions to existing requirements are underlined and deletions are shown lined out below.

A luminaire intended for installation in the storage area of a clothes closet shall comply with the normal temperature test of Standard for Luminaires, UL 1598 when tested with glass fiber insulation batting positioned over and in contact with all exposed surfaces, including the light emitting surface. The insulation batting shall be rated RSI 0.56 to 0.678 (R3.2 to R3.85)1.4 to 1.9 (R8 to R11), in any convenient thickness.

CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE: This Table and column "Verdict" can be used in determining how your current or future production is or will be in compliance with new/revised requirements.