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General Service Fluorescent Lamps

LAMP TYPE NOMINAL LAMP
WATTAGE
MINIMUM
AVERAGE
CRI
MINIMUM
AVERAGE LAMP
EFFICACY (lm/W)
1200 mm (48 in.)
medium bi-pin base,
rapid-start
> 35 W 69 75.0
greater than 35 W 45 75.0
       
560 to 635 mm (22 to 25 in.)
U-shaped,
rapid-start
> 35 W 69 68.0
greater than 35 W 45 64.0
       
2400 mm (96 in.)
High output, recessed double-
contact base,
rapid-start
> 100 W 69 80.0
greater than 100 W 45 80.0
       
2400 mm (96 in.)
Slimline, single-pin base,
instant-start
> 65 W 69 80.0
greater than 65W 45 80.0
Where CRI = colour-rendering index
            lm/W = lumens per watt

Requirements for the Energy Efficiency Report, as Listed in Schedule IV of the Regulations

For both rapid-start and instant-start fluorescent lamps:

  • type of product (general service fluorescent lamps);
  • brand name;
  • model number;
  • manufacturer; and
  • name of the organization or province that carried out the fluorescent lamp verification and authorized the verification mark that will be affixed to the product or the product packaging.

In addition, the following requirements apply for rapid-start fluorescent lamps:

  • nominal power;
  • shape of product (one of the following):
    (a) straight-shape; or
    (b) U-shape;
  • nominal length;
  • diameter;
  • type of base (one of the following):
    (a) a medium bi-pin base; or
    (b) a recessed double-contact base;
  • abbreviation under the designation system in ANSI C78.1 Annex A;
  • correlated colour temperature;
  • average colour-rendering index; and
  • average lamp efficacy.

For instant-start fluorescent lamps, the following requirements apply:

  • nominal power;
  • diameter;
  • abbreviation under the designation system in ANSI C78.3 Annex A;
  • correlated colour temperature;
  • average colour-rendering index; and
  • average lamp efficacy.


APPLIES TO

  1. a rapid-start straight-shaped fluorescent lamp with a nominal overall length of 1200 mm (48 inches), a medium bi-pin base and a nominal power of not less than 28 W
  2. a rapid-start straight-shaped fluorescent lamp with a nominal overall length of 2400 mm (96 inches), a recessed double-contact base, a nominal power of not less than 95 W and a nominal current of 0.8 A;
  3. a rapid-start U-shaped fluorescent lamp with a nominal overall length of not less than 560 mm (22 inches) and not more than 635 mm (25 inches), a medium bi-pin base and a nominal power of not less than 28 W;
  4. an instant-start straight-shaped fluorescent lamp with a nominal overall length of 2400 mm (96 inches), a single-pin base and a nominal power of not less than 52 W; and
  5. any fluorescent lamp that is a physical and electrical equivalent of a lamp described in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) or (d);

    but does not include:

  6. a fluorescent lamp that is specifically marked and marketed for plant-growth use;
  7. a cold-temperature fluorescent lamp;
  8. a coloured fluorescent lamp;
  9. a fluorescent lamp designed to be impact-resistant;
  10. a reflectorized or aperture fluorescent lamp;
  11. a fluorescent lamp designed for use in reprographic equipment;
  12. a fluorescent lamp primarily designed to produce ultraviolet radiation; or
  13. a fluorescent lamp with a colour-rendering index of 82 or greater.

TEST STANDARD
CAN/CSA-C819-95
(2001)
referencing
ANSI C78.1
ANSI C78.3
ANSI C78.375
ANSI C82.3
CIE 13.3
IES LM9
IES LM16
IES LM58, and
amendments
published thereto

COMPLIANCE DATE
February 1, 1996

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