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

Regulations are current to 2023-01-11 and last amended on 2022-12-21. Previous Versions

PART 2Energy-Using Products (continued)

DIVISION 8Lighting Fixtures (continued)

SUBDIVISION DExit Signs

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

CSA C860

CSA C860 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA C860-11 entitled Performance of Internally Lighted Exit Signs. (CSA C860)

exit sign

exit sign has the same meaning as in CSA C860. It does not include an exit sign that flashes or that is photoluminescent or radioluminescent. (enseigne de sortie)

legend

legend means any of the following that is displayed on an exit sign:

  • (a) a representation of a running person, as described in Annex B.1 of the CSA standard CSA C22.2 No. 141 entitled Emergency lighting equipment; and

  • (b) the word “EXIT” or “SORTIE”. (légende)

Marginal note:Energy-using product

  •  (1) An exit sign is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purpose of section 4, an exit sign is not considered to be an energy-using product unless it is manufactured on or after November 1, 2004.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards

  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 2 of the table to this section apply to exit signs described in column 1.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) An exit sign complies with the energy efficiency standard if it meets that standard when tested in accordance with testing procedures established by CSA C860 that are applicable to an exit sign as defined in section 519.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemEnergy-using ProductEnergy Efficiency Standard
    1Type 1 and Type 2 exit signsWattage ≤ 5 W × (number of legends)
    2Type 3 exit signsWattage ≤ 5 W × (number of legends) + 5 W

Marginal note:Information

 For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the following information must be collected in accordance with CSA C860 and provided to the Minister in respect of an exit sign:

  • (a) its type;

  • (b) its power consumption, expressed in watts; and

  • (c) the number of legends.

SUBDIVISION ETraffic Signal Modules

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

traffic signal module

traffic signal module means a self-contained device that is designed to

  • (a) fit into a traffic signal housing; and

  • (b) provide drivers with movement information by means of a red or green traffic signal indicator that has a nominal diameter of 200 mm (8 inches) or 300 mm (12 inches). (module de signalisation routière)

VTCSH Arrow

VTCSH Arrow means the Institute of Transportation Engineers standard entitled Vehicle Traffic Control Signal Heads: Light Emitting Diode (LED) Vehicle Arrow Traffic Signal Supplement, dated July 1, 2007. (VTCSH Arrow)

VTCSH Circular

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

Marginal note:Energy-using product

  •  (1) A traffic signal module is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 525, a traffic signal module is not considered to be an energy-using product unless it is manufactured on or after January 1, 2007.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards

  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 3 of the table to this section apply to traffic signal modules described in column 1.

  • Marginal note:Testing Procedures

    (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), the maximum power and nominal power of a traffic signal module must be determined in accordance with the following procedures:

    • (a) the luminous intensity of the product must be determined in accordance with the procedures established by the standard set out in column 2 that are applicable to a traffic signal module as defined in section 523;

    • (b) the product’s power must be measured using a watt meter that has an accuracy of ± 1%;

    • (c) when determining the product’s maximum power, the product must be

      • (i) mounted in a temperature testing chamber with the lens portion of the product outside the chamber, and

      • (ii) operated for a minimum of 60 minutes at a temperature of 74°C and with the temperature in front of the lens maintained at a minimum of 49°C; and

    • (d) when determining the product’s nominal power, the product must be operated for a minimum of 60 minutes at an ambient temperature of 25°C.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2Column 3
    ItemEnergy-using ProductStandardEnergy Efficiency Standard
    1Traffic signal modules that have a red traffic signal indicator that has a nominal diameter of 200 mm (8 inches)VTCSH Circular

    Maximum power ≤ 13 W

    Nominal power ≤ 8 W

    2Traffic signal modules that have a red traffic signal indicator that has a nominal diameter of 300 mm (12 inches)VTCSH Circular

    Maximum power ≤ 17 W

    Nominal power ≤ 11 W

    3Traffic signal modules that have a green traffic signal indicator that has a nominal diameter of 200 mm (8 inches)VTCSH Circular

    Maximum power ≤ 12 W

    Nominal power ≤ 12 W

    4Traffic signal modules that have a green traffic signal indicator that has a nominal diameter of 300 mm (12 inches)VTCSH Circular

    Maximum power ≤ 15 W

    Nominal power ≤ 15 W

    5Traffic signal modules that have a red arrow traffic signal indicatorVTCSH Arrow

    Maximum power ≤ 12 W

    Nominal power ≤ 9 W

    6Traffic signal modules that have a green arrow traffic signal indicatorVTCSH Arrow

    Maximum power ≤ 11 W

    Nominal power ≤ 11 W

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 traffic signal module:

    • (a) its type;

    • (b) its maximum power, expressed in watts; and

    • (c) its nominal power, expressed in watts.

  • Marginal note:Standard

    (2) The information must be collected in accordance with

    • (a) VTCSH Arrow, if the traffic signal module has an arrow traffic signal indicator; or

    • (b) VTCSH Circular, if the traffic signal module has any other traffic signal indicator.

SUBDIVISION FPedestrian Modules

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

pedestrian module

pedestrian module means a self-contained device that is designed

  • (a) to fit into a pedestrian signal housing; and

  • (b) to provide pedestrians with movement information by means of a walking person display or a hand display but not by means of a countdown message. (module de signalisation piétonnière)

PTCSI

PTCSI means the Institute of Transportation Engineers standard entitled Pedestrian Traffic Control Signal Indicators: Light Emitting Diode (LED) Signal Modules, dated August 4, 2010. (PTCSI)

Marginal note:Energy-using product

  •  (1) A pedestrian module is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 529, a pedestrian module is not considered to be an energy-using product unless it is manufactured on or after January 1, 2007.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards

  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 2 of the table to this section apply to pedestrian modules described in column 1.

  • Marginal note:Testing Procedures

    (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), the maximum power and nominal power of a pedestrian module must be determined in accordance with the following procedures:

    • (a) the luminous intensity of the product must be determined in accordance with the procedures established by PTCSI that are applicable to a pedestrian module as defined in section 527;

    • (b) the product’s power must be measured using a watt meter that has an accuracy of ± 1%;

    • (c) when determining the product’s maximum power, the product must be

      • (i) mounted in a temperature testing chamber with the lens portion of the product outside the chamber, and

      • (ii) operated for a minimum of 60 minutes at a temperature of 74°C and with the temperature in front of the lens maintained at a minimum temperature of 49°C; and

    • (d) when determining the product’s nominal power, the product must be operated for a minimum of 60 minutes at an ambient temperature of 25°C.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemEnergy-using ProductEnergy Efficiency Standard
    1Pedestrian modules that have a walking person display and a hand display

    Maximum power ≤ 16 W

    Nominal power ≤ 13 W

    2Pedestrian modules that have a walking person display only

    Maximum power ≤ 12 W

    Nominal power ≤ 9 W

    3Pedestrian modules that have a hand display only

    Maximum power ≤ 16 W

    Nominal power ≤ 13 W

Marginal note:Information

 For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the following information must be collected in accordance with PTCSI and provided to the Minister in respect of a pedestrian module:

  • (a) its type;

  • (b) its maximum power, expressed in watts; and

  • (c) its nominal power, expressed in watts.

[531 to 572 reserved]

DIVISION 9Electronic Products

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Division.

CSA C62301

CSA C62301 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C62301:11 entitled Household electrical appliances – Measurement of standby power. (CSA C62301)

information display

information display means a clock or other device that provides visual alphanumeric or graphical information or indicates the status of the equipment. (affichage)

medical device

medical device has the same meaning as in section 1 of the Medical Devices Regulations. (instrument médical)

SUBDIVISION ACompact Audio Products

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

compact audio product

compact audio product means a product that consists of an amplifier and a terrestrial tuner that are encased in a single housing — including a product that can produce sound from another media — and that uses mains power as at least one source of power and has attached or separable speakers. (produit audio compact)

off mode

off mode means the mode in which the product, while connected to mains power, cannot produce sound or provide any mechanical function and cannot be switched into another mode except by means of a manual switch on the product. (mode arrêt)

standby mode

standby mode means the mode in which the product, while connected to mains power,

  • (a) is not producing sound, providing mechanical function or exchanging data with, or receiving it from, an external source; and

  • (b) can be switched into another mode with a remote control unit, an internal signal or an internal timer. (mode veille)

 
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