By Joe Musso, Standards Program Manager
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UL 48 – Electric Signs
Several new proposals were posted for STP ballot August 24, 2018, closing October 8. One proposal addresses sign constructions employing receptacles providing auxiliary functions separate from the signage application. The others relate to reference standards and requirements for components used in PV signs. All proposals reached consensus, with several comments. Final recirculation will take place in Q4 2018, with publication of the revisions shortly thereafter.
UL 1088 – Temporary Lighting Strings
A proposal for an additional exception to the metal lamp guard requirements was circulated for STP ballot closing in April 2018. The proposal did not initially reach consensus, but after a successful comment resolution and recirculation, consensus was finally reached. The revisions will proceed to publication during Q4 2018.
UL 1598 – Luminaires (Tri-National Standard)
The most recent revision cycle included 27 proposal topics, which all reached final consensus, and were published in the standard on August 28, 2018. Several new proposals have been received and are being compiled in preparation for the next revision cycle to begin.
UL 1993 – Self-Ballasted Lamps and Lamp Adapters
A series of 20 new proposals are currently under review by the technical harmonization committee in preparation for the revision cycle.
UL 8750 – Light Emitting Diode (LED) Equipment for Use in Lighting Products
A 10-topic proposal ballot closed June 18, 2018, with all topics achieving consensus (with comments). The recirculation of responses to comments for topics 1-9 closed August 3, and those topics maintained consensus. Revisions associated with topics 1-9 were published in the standard on August 22. The remaining topic 10 was recirculated to the STP for 30 days ending October 30. Consensus was maintained, and the revision will be published in November. Several new proposals have been received and are being compiled in preparation for the next revision cycle to begin.