This is the fifth edition of CSA C22.2 No. 250.13, Light emitting diode (LED) equipment for lighting applications. It is one of a series of Standards issued by CSA Group under Part II of the Canadian Electrical Code. It supersedes the previous editions published in 2020, 2017, 2014, and 2012.
The Scope of this edition has been revised to add limitations for LED equipment with features required to comply with other applicable requirements. Additional revisions have been made for potting compounds, direct plug-in and through-cord units, supply and load connections, limitations of LED controllers, the leakage current test, Class P controlgear, controlgear for hazardous location luminaires, and LED packages. New construction, testing, and marking requirements for feedthrough circuits, LED equipment requiring grounding and bonding, Type IC LED controlgear, special use LED arrays, and double-insulated LED equipment have also been added.
This Standard is based on, and includes copyrighted text from, ANSI/UL 8750, Light Emitting Diode (LED) Equipment for Use in Lighting Products. ANSI/UL 8750 is reprinted with permission from Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL), which owns the copyrights in ANSI/UL 8750. UL shall not be responsible for the use or reliance upon a UL standard by anyone. UL shall not incur any obligation or liability for damages, including consequential damages, arising out of or in connection with the use, interpretation of, or reliance upon a UL standard. Revisions of UL standards are issued from time to time. A UL standard is current only if it incorporates the most recently adopted revisions.
For general information on the standards of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part II, see the Preface of CSA C22.2 No. 0, General Requirements — Canadian Electrical Code, Part II.
This Standard is considered suitable for use for conformity assessment within the stated scope of the Standard.
This Standard was prepared by the Integrated Committee on Lighting Products, under the jurisdiction of the Technical Committee on Consumer and Commercial Products and the Strategic Steering Committee on Requirements for Electrical Safety, 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.
The requirements specified in this Standard cover non-coherent light-emitting diode (LED) equipment that is intended for operation in the visible light spectrum between 400 and 700 nm, for installation on branch circuits of 600 V nominal or less, in accordance with CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, and for connection to isolated (non–utility-connected) power sources, such as generators, batteries, fuel cells, solar cells, and the like. These requirements cover
a) LED controlgear;
b) LED controllers that are intended to be integral to the luminaire or located remotely from the luminaire when the LED controller is supplied from and controls the luminaire using only Class 2 circuits;
c) component parts such as arrays, modules, and packages; and
d) equipment that is an integral part of a luminaire or other lighting equipment, and are intended to supplement those in other end-product standards:
i) CSA C22.2 No. 207;
ii) CSA C22.2 No. 250.4;
iii) CSA C22.2 No. 89;
iv) CSA C22.2 No. 141;
v) CSA C22.2 No. 166;
vi) CSA C22.2 No. 9.0;
vii) CSA C22.2 No. 250.0;
viii) CSA C22.2 No. 250.2;
ix) CSA C22.2 No. 256;
x) CSA C22.2 No. 250.7; and
xi) CSA C22.2 No. 1993.
1) Where end applications are not covered by this Standard and no applicable end-product standards exist, additional end-product evaluations using applicable standards are needed. Such end applications include, but are not limited to, LED equipment installed in air handling spaces or in other environmental air spaces (plenums), LED equipment in recessed installations where direct contact with thermal insulation could occur, and LED equipment used in fire-rated installations.
2) LED packages (see Annex I) and special use LED arrays (see Annex N) have intended applications other than general illumination and may operate outside of the visible light spectrum.
These requirements do not anticipate additional construction, marking, and performance considerations for LED equipment used in fire rated installations, environmental air handling spaces, outdoor use in the end-use application, equipment with integral batteries or battery packs, and emergency lighting equipment. LED equipment intended for these end-use applications is subject to additional evaluation as per applicable standards.
These requirements do not cover the following LED controllers:
a) intended for installation inside a remote electrical outlet box containing Class 1 circuits;
b) light- or presence-sensitive plug-in locking–type photocontrols for use with area lighting covered by CSA C22.2 No. 284; or
c) solid-state dimming controls covered by CSA C22.2 No. 184.1.
In this Standard, shall is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Standard; should is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and may is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.
The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. When used, the values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.