This is the iharmonized CSA Group and UL Standard for Direct Plug-In Nightlights. It is the second edition of CSA C22.2 No. 256 and the fourth edition of UL 1786. This edition of CSA C22.2 No. 256 supersedes the previous edition published in 2005. This edition of UL 1786 supersedes the previous editions published in 1995, 1988, and 2005. This harmonized standard has been jointly revised on February 22, 2021. For this purpose, CSA Group and UL are issuing revision pages dated February 22, 2021.
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 applies to direct plug-in nightlights not exceeding 10 W input, for indoor use only, in non-hazardous locations and intended to be used in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, CSA C22.1, and the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70. Light source types include incandescent candelabra base lamps, non-replaceable lamps, [fluorescent, neon, or light-emitting diode (LED) type] or electroluminescent panels.
These requirements cover direct plug in nightlights for insertion into a parallel slot receptacle rated 125 volts maximum.
These requirements do not cover:
(a) cord-connected luminaires;
(b) nightlights with more than one receptacle;
(c) direct plug-in devices with other primary functions, such as room deodorizers, insect repellers, or rechargeable flashlights; or
(d) direct plug-in devices utilizing plasma light.