Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 (SOR/2016-311)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2017-06-28. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Information
  •  (1) For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the following information must be provided to the Minister in respect of a general service fluorescent lamp:

    • (a) its nominal power, expressed in watts;

    • (b) its shape;

    • (c) its nominal overall length;

    • (d) its diameter;

    • (e) its base type;

    • (f) its abbreviation under the designation system in ANSI C78.81, Annex A, and ANSI C78.901, Annex B;

    • (g) its correlated colour temperature;

    • (h) its average colour-rendering index; and

    • (i) the average lamp efficacy.

  • Marginal note:Standard

    (2) The information must be collected in accordance with one of the following standards:

    • (a) CSA C819-95, if the product was manufactured before July 15, 2012;

    • (b) CSA C819-11, if the product is manufactured on or after July 15, 2012 and before January 26, 2018; or

    • (c) CSA C819-16 or 10 C.F.R. Appendix R, if the product is manufactured on or after January 26, 2018.

SUBDIVISION FFluorescent Lamp Ballasts

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

CSA C654-10

CSA C654-10 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-654-10 entitled Fluorescent Lamp Ballast Efficacy Measurements. (CSA C654-10)

CSA C654-14

CSA C654-14 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-654-14 entitled Fluorescent Lamp Ballast Efficacy Measurements. (CSA C654-14)

fluorescent lamp ballast

fluorescent lamp ballast means a device that is

  • (a) designed to start and operate fluorescent lamps by

    • (i) providing the necessary voltage and current,

    • (ii) limiting the current during normal operation, and

    • (iii) if necessary to facilitate lamp operation, providing cathode heating;

  • (b) designed for input of 120 V, 277 V or 347 V; and

  • (c) designed to operate an F32T8, F34T12, F40T10 or F40T12 rapid-start fluorescent lamp or an F96T12ES, F96T12IS, F96T12HO or F96T12HO ES fluorescent lamp.

It does not include any of the following:

  • (d) a ballast that is designed to be used in an outdoor sign and to operate two F96T12HO fluorescent lamps in ambient temperatures at or below –28.9°C;

  • (e) a ballast that, by means of an integrated dimming capability, can reduce the output of the fluorescent lamp by 50% or more;

  • (f) a low-frequency T8 ballast that is designed and marketed only for use in an electromagnetic-interference-sensitive environment and that is sold in a package of 10 or fewer; or

  • (g) a program-start ballast that is designed to operate one or more T8 fluorescent lamps with a nominal overall length of 1 200 mm and a medium bi-pin base, and that delivers an average current of less than 140 mA to each lamp. (ballast pour lampes fluorescentes)

Marginal note:Energy-using product
  •  (1) A fluorescent lamp ballast is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 451, a fluorescent lamp ballast is not considered to be an energy-using product unless it is manufactured on or after February 3, 1995.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards
  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 2 of the table to this section apply to fluorescent lamp ballasts that are manufactured during the periods described in column 3.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A fluorescent lamp ballast complies with the energy efficiency standard if it meets that standard when tested in accordance with testing procedures established by the standard set out in column 1 that are applicable to a fluorescent lamp ballast as defined in section 449.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2Column 3
    ItemStandardEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1CSA C654-10

    CSA C654-10, clause 4 for power factor

    CSA C654-10, Table 2 for ballast efficacy factor

    On or after February 3, 1995 and before November 14, 2014
    2CSA C654-14

    CSA C654-14, clause 4 for power factor

    CSA C654-14, clause 5.2 for ballast luminous efficiency

    On or after November 14, 2014
Marginal note:Information

 For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the information set out in column 3 of the table to this section must be collected in accordance with the standard set out in column 2 and provided to the Minister in respect of a fluorescent lamp ballast described in column 1.

TABLE

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemEnergy-using ProductStandardInformation
1Fluorescent lamp ballasts manufactured on or after February 3, 1995 and before November 14, 2014CSA C654-10
  • (a) ballast efficacy factor;

  • (b) type and number of fluorescent lamps it is designed to operate; and

  • (c) nominal input voltage.

2Fluorescent lamp ballasts manufactured on or after November 14, 2014CSA C654-14
  • (a) class number set out in Table 1A of CSA C654-14;

  • (b) ballast luminous efficiency;

  • (c) nominal input voltage;

  • (d) ballast input power, in watts;

  • (e) total lamp arc power, in watts; and

  • (f) power factor.

[453 to 505 reserved]

DIVISION 8Lighting Fixtures

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Division.

CSA C22.2 No. 250.0

CSA C22.2 No. 250.0 means the CSA standard C22.2 No. 250.0-08 entitled Luminaires. (CSA C22.2 No. 250.0)

ITE VTCSH

ITE VTCSH means the Institute of Transportation Engineers standard entitled Vehicle Traffic Control Signal Heads: Light Emitting Diode (LED) Circular Signal Supplement, dated June 27, 2005. (ITE VTCSH)

pin-based

pin-based means, with respect to a socket of a ceiling fan or ceiling fan light kit, one that is designed to hold a fluorescent lamp that is not integrally ballasted and that has a plug-in lamp base. It does not include a GU-24 socket. (à broche)

 
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