UL 2388

Standard for Flexible Lighting Products

1.1 This standard covers portable flexible lighting products with a maximum input voltage rating of 120 volts to be used in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70. These products are provided with a power supply cord and are intended for outline and decorative lighting use.

1.2 These requirements cover lighting products incorporating non-replaceable series and series/parallel connected lamps enclosed within a flexible polymeric tube or extrusion.

1.3 These requirements also cover flexible lighting products used in light sculptures.

1.4 These requirements do not cover lighting products with replaceable lamps.

1.5 These requirements do not cover the temporary-use, seasonal decorative-lighting products and accessories with a maximum input voltage rating of 120 V that are covered by the Standard for Seasonal and Holiday Decorative Products, UL 588.

1.6 These requirements do not cover flexible lighting products that are intended for use as a sign, such as self-contained product, usually with advertising or other words, numbers, or symbols, intended for use in a nonresidential environment to convey information or attract attention. These products shall be covered under the Standard for Electric Signs, UL 48.


  • Edition Number: 1
  • Edition Date: 07/03/2002
  • Price Code: C
  • Type: ulstd
  • ANSI Approved: 05/19/2014
  • DOD Approved: