UL 1598


1.1 This Standard applies to luminaires for use in non-hazardous locations and that are intended for installation on branch circuits of 600 V nominal or less between conductors in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (CEC), CSA C22.1, with the U.S. National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70, and with the Mexican National Electrical Code, NOM-001-SEDE.

1.2 This Standard does not apply to luminaires covered by other standards. The luminaries not covered by this Standard include:

Amateur Movie Lights;

Aquarium Lights;

Cabinet Lights;

Decorative Lighting Strings;

Combination Fan/IR Lamps Used for Heating;

Electric Signs;

Exit Signs;

Junction Boxes for Swimming Pool Fixtures;

Lamp Adapters;

Low-Level Path Marking and Lighting Systems in the United States;

Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting as follows:

For products intended for installation in Canada, landscape lighting systems that are 30 V nominal or less; and

For products intended for installation in Mexico, low-voltage landscape lighting devices that are 24 V nominal or less.

For products intended for installation in the United States, low-voltage landscape lighting devices that are of 15 V nominal or less;

Low Voltage Lighting Fixtures for Use in Recreational Vehicles;

Low Voltage Marine Lighting;

Luminaires for Hazardous Locations;

Luminaires for Recreational Vehicles in the United States;

Marine Navigational Lights;

Marine-Type Fixtures;

Portable Electric Displays;

Portable Hand Lamps;

Portable Luminaires;

Portable Sun/Heat Lamps;

Self-Ballasted Lamps and Lamp Adapters;

Stage and Studio Luminaires;

Submersible Luminaires;

Swimming Pools Luminaires;

Temporary Lighting Strings;

Therapeutic Lamps;

Track Lighting Systems;

Under-cabinet Lights in Canada and Cord-connected Under-cabinet Lights in the United States; and

Unit Equipment for Emergency Lighting.


  • Edition Number: 3
  • Edition Date: 09/17/2008
  • Price Code: G
  • Type: ulcsance
  • ANSI Approved: 10/17/2012
  • DOD Approved: