UL listed wiring ?


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Old 03-17-15, 02:25 PM
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UL listed wiring ?

Hello,
I have a lamp I am selling online and someone contacted me and asked if the wiring is UL listed and suitable for US standards.
Can anyone please explain this term?
Also, if I want to retire it to be UL listed, what parts do I need?
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Old 03-17-15, 03:37 PM
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If the lamp is homemade there is no practical way for you to get UL approval. The best you can do is use UL approved electrical parts. If it is factory made and UL approved there should be a sticker.
Also, if I want to retire it to be UL listed, what parts do I need?
Parts don't make it UL approved. That requires submission to UL for testing. Cost would be in the thousands of dollar range.
 
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Old 03-17-15, 11:41 PM
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The lamp was made during the 50s by Philips.

So it is not practical you say?
 
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Old 03-18-15, 02:46 AM
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Gaining UL approval is not practical. If it doesn't have a UL tag on it, then it isn't approved. However, that doesn't mean it isn't safe, since UL approval was probably not common when the lamp was made. Let the buyer know that and let them buy it or not. Have you used the lamp? Does it work properly? If so, and you are from Oregon, then it must work on US standards.
 
 

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