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Solid-state controls for lighting systems

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Solid-state controls for lighting systems

September 16, 2019

“L’Empire des Lumieres” (1949) / Rene Magritte

The CSA Group has launched a new revision cycle for its standard C22.2 No. 184.2 Solid-state controls for lighting systems (SSCLS).   From the project prospectus:

This Standard applies to permanently connected, single or multi-branch circuit, multi-circuit outputs, solid-state lighting controls rated at 600 V and less, 50 or 60 Hz, single- or three-phase, with or without overcurrent protection on the load side, with or without integral load switching devices, designed to be used as a complete solid state lighting control system for the purpose of controlling a single or multiple type of lighting loads, such as:

(a) incandescent lamps;

(b) magnetic ballast;

(c) fluorescent, compact fluorescent, and electric discharge lamps;

(d) HID (pilot duty) and electronic ballasts;

(e) LED and OLED lights and drivers; and

(f) 0-10 VDC analog dimming, and intended for installation in accordance with the Rules of CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I and the National Electrical Code, NEC.

This Standard also applies to SSCLS products mounted in a portable manner (i.e., mounted on wheels). (NOTE: “Mounted on wheels “can include wheeled mounted equipment that can be moved by one person, up to large truck- or trailer-mounted assemblies. Similarly, “mounted on skids” can include equipment that is small enough and light enough to be moved by one person, up to large or heavy units that can only be skidded with larger towing vehicles or lifted and moved with hoists or cranes.) This Standard applies to ac-rated controls for which the load rating does not exceed 40 A per circuit at a maximum 600 V. These SSCLS products may include receptacles of configuration 5-15R, 5-20R, and L5-20R, used as lighting load connection points, with access limited to qualified personnel only. These SSCLS products may include convenience receptacles, mechanical switches, dimming circuits, and other wiring devices on separate circuits. These SSCLS products may include NC or NO contacts for the purpose of controlling other general use loads rated inductive, resistive and 2HP or less. These SSCLS products may include a Class 2 power supply for the purpose of feeding power to analog or digital inputs, such as sensors.

Comments are due September 17th

We encourage our colleagues to communicate directly with the CSA Group to participate in its standards development processes; its landing page linked below:

CSA Group Get Involved

CSA Group identifies David Zimmerman, (216) 524-4990, 8501 E. Pleasant Valley Road, Cleveland, OH 44131 as its contact person for this particular standardization project.

For technology like this we collaborate closely with the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee which meets 4 times per month in European and American time zones.   We also host a monthly Electrical Power standards teleconference.  See our CALENDAR for the next online meeting; open to everyone.

Simon Fraser University / Vancouver

Issue: [19-145]

Category: Electrical, Energy, Facility Asset Management, International, #SmartCampus

Colleagues: Mike Anthony, Lorne Clark, Nehad El Sherif, Jim Harvey, Abra O’Leary




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