1.1 These requirements cover portable luminaires and subassemblies whose primary function is task or ambient illumination. These products are intended for use in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.
Portable luminaires are one of the most common and versatile types of lighting we use today. Table lamps and floor lamps, desk lamps and torchieres are used in many residential applications. In one fixture you can combine all three types of lighting; task, ambient and accent. And, when you use portable lights you can unplug the luminaire, move it around the room, change lamp shades, or change bulb types (*1).
As the demand for energy efficiency increases, manufacturers of portable luminaires are utilizing high efficiency sources like CFLs and LEDs combined with dimmers and power limiters to remain competitive. Manufacturers must also ensure that their products will avoid possible hazards including fire, electrical shock, and product failure. Intertek provides you with the testing and certification needed to prevent these hazardous situations and comply with industry safety and performance standards.
Found in every home and office today, consumers of portable luminaires look for not only innovative lighting design, but also energy efficiency and safety.