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This is the first edition of CSA C863, Energy efficiency of high-intensity discharge (HID) and low-pressure sodium (LPS) lamp ballasts.
The 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.
1.1 This Standard applies to ballasts for high-intensity discharge (HID) and low-pressure sodium (LPS) lamps. The HID category includes mercury vapour, metal halide, and high-pressure sodium lamps.
1.2 This Standard defines the measurement technique for determining the efficiency of HID and LPS lamp ballasts for use in HID and LPS luminaries that are to be installed in industrial, commercial, or residential locations.
1.3 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.
1.4 This Standard applies to HID and LPS lamp ballasts intended to operate at input voltages of 120, 208, 240, 277, 347, 480, and 600 V nominal and at a line frequency of 60 Hz.
1.5 This Standard does not apply to (a) ballasts specifically marked and marketed for stage and studio applications; and (b) ballasts specifically marked and marketed for medical equipment.
1.6 In CSA Standards, 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 to be part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements. Legends to equations and figures are considered requirements.
1.7 The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.