This is the third edition of CSA C863, Energy efficiency of high-intensity discharge (HID) and low-pressure sodium (LPS) lamp ballasts. It supersedes the previous editions published in 2011 and 2004.
This Standard covers the test procedure, minimum energy performance requirements, and marking requirements for HID and LPS lamp ballasts.
This Standard was developed to provide an energy efficiency test method and minimum efficiency levels for specific types of lamp ballasts. This Standard is not an endorsement for any particular type of lamp or luminaire. It is recognized that the overall efficiency and efficacy of a complete lighting system depends on a number of factors that are beyond the scope of this Standard.
CSA Group gratefully acknowledges that the development of this Standard was made possible, in part, by the financial support of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).
This Standard has been approved as a National Standard of Canada by the Standards Council of Canada.
This Standard applies to all ballasts for high-intensity discharge (HID) and low-pressure sodium (LPS) lamps intended to operate with an input line frequency of 60 Hz.
Note: Safety requirements for ballasts are provided in Part 2 of CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 74.
This Standard defines the measurement technique for determining the efficiency of HID and LPS lamp ballasts for use in HID and LPS luminaires.
This Standard defines minimum energy efficiency levels for HID and LPS lamp ballasts.
Note: Power factor is also an important energy management consideration, but is not within the scope of this energy efficiency definition.
This Standard does not apply to
a) regulated-lag metal halide lamp ballasts;
b) electronic metal halide lamp ballasts that operate at 480 V;
c) high-frequency electronic metal halide lamp ballasts that operate a lamp at an output frequency of 1000 Hz or greater; and d) specialty application mercury vapour lamp ballasts.
Note: Speciality applications mercury vapour lamp ballasts are defined in Clause 3.
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. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.