Portable UV Germicidal Equipment With Uncontained UV Sources
1.1 These requirements apply to portable germicidal equipment intended to expose the air and surfaces
within an unoccupied area with uncontained ultraviolet (UV) energy. These requirements address
equipment intended to remain stationary while in operation, and intended for use by ordinary persons. The
equipment may also produce visible light.
1.2 In this Standard, the UV overexposure risk is addressed via the following integral safeguards:
a) Motion detection as a critical control function; and
b) Activation cycle requirements and operating time limits. Additional safeguards may optionally be
included by the manufacturer.
1.3 These requirements do not cover:
a) Hand-held equipment;
b) Equipment that does not use a motion detection function as a safeguard;
c) Equipment that uses a wireless or remote control (i.e., a control not physically part of the same
device) to initiate or extend an operating cycle; or
NOTE: Wireless/remote controls are still allowed to terminate an operating cycle.
d) Devices intended for sterilization of equipment covered by other standards, such as UL 8802,
Standard for UV Germicidal Equipment and Systems.
1.4 In the United States, products generating ultraviolet radiation are intended for use in accordance with
Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 1000 through 1004, and section 1005.25.
NOTE: These regulations include reporting of Accidental Radiation Occurrences, notification to FDA and customers of a radiation
safety defect and corresponding plan for corrective action for FDA approval, and designation of a U.S. agent for imported lamps.
1.5 This Standard does not apply to UV germicidal equipment covered by other standards. Products not
covered by this Standard include:
a) Laboratory and health care equipment with UV emitters covered by UL 61010-1 and CSA C22.2
b) UV germicidal equipment and systems covered by UL 8802, Standard for UV Germicidal
Equipment and Systems.
1.6 These requirements address risk of personal injury due to overexposure to UV emissions. To
address other safety considerations (e.g., risk of fire or electric shock, or personal injury risks besides UV)
this Standard shall be used in conjunction with CSA C22.2 No. 250.4 / UL 153, Standard for Portable
Luminaires. All construction, performance and marking requirements in those standards apply unless
specifically exempted or superseded by a requirement in this Standard.
1.7 Equipment that emit electromagnetic energy with wavelengths outside of the 200 – 400 nm range are
not fully addressed by this Standard, and may require an additional evaluation.
1.8 In this Standard, combined US and Canadian standard references are commonly separated by a
slash (" / "). The CSA standard reference applies to products intended for use in Canada, and the UL
standard reference applies to products intended for use in the United States.
1.9 Equipment features, functions or accessories not anticipated by this standard may require a separate