CSA C875:13 (R2023)
Performance of general service directional lamps
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This is the first edition of CSA C875, Performance of general service directional lamps.
CSA Group acknowledges that the development of this Standard was made possible, in part, by the financial support of Natural Resources Canada, BC Hydro, Hydro Québec, the Ontario Ministry of Energy, and SaskPower.
This Standard is considered suitable for use for conformity assessment within the stated scope of the
This Standard was prepared by the Subcommittee on General Service Directional Lamps, under the jurisdiction of the Technical Committee on Performance of Lighting Equipment and the Strategic Steering Committee on Performance, Energy Efficiency, and Renewables, and has been formally approved by the Technical Committee.
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 test procedures to determine the performance of general service directional lamps.
Note: This Standard is intended to be technology neutral.
This Standard does not include requirements for luminaires used with general service lamps and for coloured directional lamps.
1) For the purpose of this Standard, general service lamps refer to omnidirectional lamps.
2) Safety requirements for general service directional lamps are provided in CSA C22.2 No. 1993 and CSA C22.2. No. 84.
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The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.
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