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    UL Listing Requirements on 12V LED Fixtures

    I am aware that there are UL listed under cabinet strips available, and that there is a listing for them. I have a great connection on getting flexible LED strips from a supplier that I've used a lot. The strips are 12V, but not UL listed. I've looked under Art 410, and I'm just not 100% that I'm interpreting the text correctly. So the question is, are 12V LED strip lights required to be UL listed to be installed legally according to the NEC?

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    You were in the wrong Article and yes you need listed LEDs

    ARTICLE 411
    Lighting Systems Operating at
    30 Volts or Less


    411.1 Scope. This article covers lighting systems operating
    at 30 volts or less and their associated components.

    411.3 Listing Required. Lighting systems operating at
    30 volts or less shall comply with 411.3(A) or 411.3(B).

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    As Iwire stated - listed yes, but it does not have to be UL there are other NRTLs.

    Listed. Equipment, materials, or services included in a list
    published by an organization that is acceptable to the authority
    having jurisdiction and concerned with evaluation
    of products or services, that maintains periodic inspection
    of production of listed equipment or materials or periodic
    evaluation of services, and whose listing states that either
    the equipment, material, or service meets appropriate designated
    standards or has been tested and found suitable for
    a specified purpose.
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    110.3(B) also, IMO, requires listing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
    110.3(B) also, IMO, requires listing
    How so? All that says if it is listed, we gotta follow instructions. Lotsa stuff we use does not require listing.

    (B) Installation and Use. Listed or labeled equipment
    shall be installed and used in accordance with any instructions
    included in the listing or labeling.
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    Interesting point jumper. So would it be the AHJ that would determine which NRTL are accepted, or would it be NEC that determines that? And, if it is the NEC that determines which NRTLs are acceptable, where would I find such information? I know that these LEDs that I'm referring to do have some testing certs... just have to go find out which ones, and if they're acceptable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billiards4me View Post
    Interesting point jumper. So would it be the AHJ that would determine which NRTL are accepted, or would it be NEC that determines that? And, if it is the NEC that determines which NRTLs are acceptable, where would I find such information? I know that these LEDs that I'm referring to do have some testing certs... just have to go find out which ones, and if they're acceptable.
    OSHA recognizes NRTL's and has a list of NRTL's that they recognize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
    110.3(B) also, IMO, requires listing
    I disagree that 110.3(B) requires listing. 110.3(B) states that listed and labeled equipment must be installed in accordance with any instructions included in the listing and labeling. There is nothing in 110.3(B) that requires anything to be listed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raider1 View Post
    I disagree that 110.3(B) requires listing. 110.3(B) states that listed and labeled equipment must be installed in accordance with any instructions included in the listing and labeling. There is nothing in 110.3(B) that requires anything to be listed.

    Chris
    Well I knew someone would argue that however- it states "listed or labeled equipment shall be installed and used in accordance with"....

    I read it as listed equipment shall be installed and shall be used according...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
    Well I knew someone would argue that however- it states "listed or labeled equipment shall be installed and used in accordance with"....

    I read it as listed equipment shall be installed and shall be used according...
    I see your point, but that would mean everything we install or use would have to be listed for that specific purpose. No?
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