Amazon US site requires some merchants selling seasonal/decorative lighting products to provide UL588 -related information to prove the safety of lighting products .
Amazon Mail: This product has been identified a light that is not compliant with 16 CFR 1120.3(c). Amazon policy requires that listing s for all lights comply with 16 CFR 1120.3(c). If your product has been tested and confirmed to comply with 16 CFR 1120.3(c), please create a new listing with updated photos.
Translation: This product has been identified as a lamp that does not comply with 16 CFR 1120.3(c) . Amazon policy requires listings of all lights to comply with 16 CFR 1120.3(c) . If your product has been tested and found to be compliant with 16 CFR 1120.3(c) , please create a new listing with updated photos.
That is to say, lamps, decorative lighting products, such as light strings, small light bulbs , neon tubes, etc., need to meet the conditions of 16 CFR 1120.3(c) .
So what is 16CFR1120.3 (c) ? Simply put, 16 CFR 1120.3(c) is the 3 requirements in UL588 ! Original: Seasonal and decorative lighting products that lack one or more of the following characteristics in conformance with requirements in sections 6, 7, 15, 71, 79, and SB15 of UL 588 (incorporated by reference, see § 1120.4):
(1) Minimum wire size requirements in section 6 of UL 588; the external wire must meet the requirements of UL588 standard, the wire size of the series lamp is 22AWG ; the parallel lamp is smaller than 20AWG.
(2) Sufficient strain relief requirements in sections 15, 71, 79, and SB15 of UL 588; do a power cord pull test according to UL588
(3) Overcurrent protection requirements in section 7 of UL 588. For overcurrent protection, the product needs to have a fuse!
The scope covered by UL588: series light string, parallel light string, decorative light, light string with flower, igloo, frame light, iron frame light, candlestick light, flashing controller, pig tail.
The scope of UL588 does not include water pipes, etc. and night lights .
Small light string structure: the light string must be more than 10 lights , the calculation method of the rated voltage of the bulb / 10 lights
According to different light strings, the test items are also different.
1. Light string with polymer shell
( 1 ) Stress relief test of outer mold
( 2 ) Drop test
( 3 ) Impact test
( 4 ) Cold shock test
( 5 ) Withstand voltage test
( 6 ) Adhesion test
2. Light strings using overcurrent protection devices
( 1 ) Calibration test
( 2 ) Fault current test
( 3 ) Fuse holder temperature test
( 4 ) Fuse holder crush test
( 5 ) Fuse holder coverage test
3. Products that use wired devices or power sockets
( 1 ) Strain relief test
( 2 ) Conductor connection reliability test
( 3 ) Blade safety test
( 4 ) Safety test of input contacts
( 5 ) Safety of insulation test
( 6 ) Accessibility test
4 , decorative light string
( 1 ) Leakage current test
( 2 ) Temperature test at 200mA ( electronic operation )
( 3 ) Shell mold stress relief test
( 4 ) Stress relief test
( 5 ) Drop test
( 6 ) High current abnormal test
( 7 ) High current surge test
( 8 ) Abnormal operation test