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New UL safety standards relate to socketable Zhaga LLEs

Posted on Tuesday September 24 2013, by Tim Whitaker

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. and UL of Canada have issued two new safety standards as joint US and Canadian national standards. UL 8753 / ULC-S8753 covers Field-Replaceable LED Light Engines, while UL 8754 / ULC-S8754 covers Holders, Bases, and Connectors for LED Light Engines and Arrays.

Specifically, these safety standards cover configurations for replaceable LED light engines (LLEs) that are different from the screw, bayonet, or pin-type formats typically found on incandescent or fluorescent light sources.

Zhaga is not directly referenced by these UL standards. However, the configurations of the socketable, field-replaceable LLEs defined by Zhaga Books 2, 6 and 8 correspond to the formats covered by the UL standards.

The Zhaga interface specifications, or Books, do not cover safety, since this is outside Zhaga’s scope. Manufacturers of Zhaga-certified products must achieve the appropriate safety certification for their products on a regional basis.

Further information:

UL 8753 / ULC-S8753 - Field-Replaceable LED Light Engines

UL 8754 / ULC-S8754 - Holders, Bases, and Connectors for LED Light Engines and Arrays


Tim Whitaker, Marcom Director
Zhaga Consortium