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This is the third edition of CSA C861, Performance of self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps and ballasted adapters. It supersedes the previous editions, published in 2006 under the same title and published in 1995 under the title Performance of Compact Fluorescent Lamps and Ballasted Adapters.
This Standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This Standard specifies performance requirements and related test procedures for evaluating self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and ballasted adapters that are intended for general lighting use with 120 V, 60 Hz power and that use an E26 or larger screw base.
This Standard does not cover CFLs designed and marketed for special-purpose applications, such as lamps designed for producing coloured light.
This Standard does not include requirements for luminaires used with CFLs.
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