Ambient Lighting

ing products to be sure they conform to these standards. Products that meet the standards receive the familiar UL label. It isn't necessary to have fixtures that you build for use in your home tested by UL; however, if you intend to produce and sell your light designs, consider submitting them to UL for testing.

The UL "Standards For Safety" that apply to shop-built lighting Fixtures are contained in publications UL 153, "Portable Electric Lamps," which applies to floor and table lamps, and UL 1571, "Incandescent Lighting Fixtures," which applies to fixtures that are permanently affixed to a wall, ceiling or other surface. These publications cost $36 each and are available from UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Publication

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