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

Regulations are current to 2020-07-28 and last amended on 2019-12-12. Previous Versions

PART 2Energy-Using Products (continued)

DIVISION 7Lamps and Lamp Ballasts (continued)

SUBDIVISION EGeneral Service Fluorescent Lamps (continued)

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 C819-11, if the product was manufactured on or after December 31, 1996 and before January 26, 2018; or

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

  • SOR/2018-201, s. 46

SUBDIVISION FFluorescent Lamp Ballasts

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

    CSA C654-10

    CSA C654-10 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C654-10 entitled Fluorescent lamp ballast efficacy measurements. (CSA C654-10)

    CSA C654-14

    CSA C654-14 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C654-14 entitled Fluorescent lamp ballast efficacy measurements. (CSA C654-14)

    fluorescent lamp ballast

    fluorescent lamp ballast means a ballast 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 a nominal voltage of at least 120 V but not more than 347 V; and

    • (c) described in Table 1A of CSA C654-14.

    It does not include any of the following:

    • (d) a ballast — other than a T12 dimming ballast — that, by means of an integrated dimming capability, is designed to reduce the output of a fluorescent lamp by 50% or more;

    • (e) 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

    • (f) 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)

    high-frequency

    high-frequency means, in respect of a fluorescent lamp ballast, that the ballast operates the lamp at a frequency of 10 kHz or more. (à haute fréquence)

    low-frequency

    low-frequency means, in respect of a fluorescent lamp ballast, that the ballast operates at a supply frequency of 50 to 60 Hz and operates the lamp at the same frequency as the supply. (à basse fréquence)

    10 C.F.R. §430.32(m)(2)(ii)(B)

    10 C.F.R. §430.32(m)(2)(ii)(B) means paragraph 430.32(m)(2)(ii)(B) of Subpart C, Part 430 of Title 10 to the United States Code of Federal Regulations, as amended from time to time. (10 C.F.R. §430.32(m)(2)(ii)(B))

    T12 dimming ballast

    T12 dimming ballast means a fluorescent lamp ballast that

    • (a) is designed for a nominal voltage of at least 120 V but not more than 277 V;

    • (b) by means of an integrated dimming capability, is designed to reduce the output of a T12 fluorescent lamp by 50% or more; and

    • (c) is designed to operate one F34T12 fluorescent lamp or two F34T12, F96T12ES or F96T12HO ES fluorescent lamps. (ballast de gradation T12)

  • Marginal note:Table 1A of CSA C654-14

    (2) Despite subsection 1(3), a reference in this Subdivision to Table 1A of CSA C654-14 is a reference to that table as it read on the day on which the standard was published.

  • SOR/2018-201, s. 47

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 if

    • (a) it was manufactured before February 3, 1995; or

    • (b) it was manufactured on or after February 3, 1995 and before November 14, 2014 and

      • (i) is a T12 dimming ballast,

      • (ii) is designed to operate a fluorescent lamp other than an F32T8, F34T12, F40T10 or F40T12 rapid-start fluorescent lamp or an F96T12ES, F96T12IS, F96T12HO or F96T12HO ES fluorescent lamp, or

      • (iii) 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.

  • SOR/2018-201, s. 48

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards

  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 3 of the table to this section apply to fluorescent lamp ballasts described in column 1 that are manufactured during the periods described in column 4.

  • 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 2 that are applicable to a fluorescent lamp ballast as defined in section 449.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
    ItemEnergy-using ProductStandardEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1Fluorescent lamp ballastsCSA 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
    2Fluorescent lamp ballasts, other than T12 dimming ballastsCSA 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
    3T12 dimming ballasts that are low-frequency and designed to operate one F34T12 lampCSA C654-14

    CSA C654-14, clause 4 for power factor

    Must have ballast luminous efficiency that is ≥ that specified for ballast in table to 10 C.F.R. §430.32(m)(2)(ii)(B)

    On or after November 14, 2014
    4T12 dimming ballasts that are high-frequency and designed to operate one F34T12 lampCSA C654-14

    CSA C654-14, clause 4 for power factor

    Must have ballast luminous efficiency that is ≥ that specified for ballast in table to 10 C.F.R. §430.32(m)(2)(ii)(B)

    On or after November 14, 2014
    5T12 dimming ballasts that are low-frequency and designed to operate two F34T12 lampsCSA C654-14

    CSA C654-14, clause 4 for power factor

    Must have ballast luminous efficiency that is ≥ that specified for ballast in table to 10 C.F.R. §430.32(m)(2)(ii)(B)

    On or after November 14, 2014
    6T12 dimming ballasts that are high-frequency and designed to operate two F34T12 lampsCSA C654-14

    CSA C654-14, clause 4 for power factor

    Must have ballast luminous efficiency that is ≥ that specified for ballast in table to 10 C.F.R. §430.32(m)(2)(ii)(B)

    On or after November 14, 2014
    7T12 dimming ballasts that are low-frequency and designed to operate two F96T12/ES lampsCSA C654-14

    CSA C654-14, clause 4 for power factor

    Must have ballast luminous efficiency that is ≥ that specified for ballast in table to 10 C.F.R. §430.32(m)(2)(ii)(B)

    On or after November 14, 2014
    8T12 dimming ballasts that are high-frequency and designed to operate two F96T12/ES lampsCSA C654-14

    CSA C654-14, clause 4 for power factor

    Must have ballast luminous efficiency that is ≥ that specified for ballast in table to 10 C.F.R. §430.32(m)(2)(ii)(B)

    On or after November 14, 2014
    9T12 dimming ballasts that are low-frequency and designed to operate two F96T12HO/ES lampsCSA C654-14

    CSA C654-14, clause 4 for power factor

    Must have ballast luminous efficiency that is ≥ that specified for ballast in table to 10 C.F.R. §430.32(m)(2)(ii)(B)

    On or after November 14, 2014
    10T12 dimming ballasts that are high-frequency and designed to operate two F96T12HO/ES lampsCSA C654-14

    CSA C654-14, clause 4 for power factor

    Must have ballast luminous efficiency that is ≥ that specified for ballast in table to 10 C.F.R. §430.32(m)(2)(ii)(B)

    On or after November 14, 2014
  • SOR/2018-201, s. 49
 
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