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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 553
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
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F.S. 553.955
553.955 Definitions.For purposes of this part:
(1) “AV” means the adjusted volume for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers, as defined in the applicable test procedure.
(2) “Ballast” or “fluorescent lamp ballast” means a device to operate a fluorescent lamp by providing a starting voltage and current and limiting the current during normal operation. It must also be designed to:
(a) Operate at nominal input voltages of 120 or 227 volts.
(b) Operate with an input frequency of 60 hertz.
(3) “Ballast efficiency factor” means the ratio of relative light output, expressed as a percent, to the power input, expressed in watts under test conditions.
(4) “Code” means the Florida Energy Efficiency Code for Building Construction.
(5) “Date of sale” means the day when the product is physically delivered to the buyer.
(6) “Department” means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
(7) “Distributor” means any person or business entity which distributes a privately labeled product on a national basis for which the specifications for manufacture, testing, and certification are established and attested to by the distributor, rather than the manufacturer.
(8) “Energy conservation standard” means:
(a) A performance standard which prescribes a minimum level of energy efficiency or a maximum quantity of energy use for a covered product, determined in accordance with applicable test procedures;
(b) A design requirement for the products specified in s. 553.957; or
(c) A testing and rating requirement for the products specified in s. 553.957; and

includes any other requirements which the department may prescribe.

(9) “F40T12 lamp” means a tubular fluorescent lamp which is a nominal 40 watts, with a 48-inch tube, 1.5 inches in diameter. These lamps conform to American National Standards Institute standard C.78.1-1978.
(10) “F96T12 lamp” means a tubular fluorescent lamp which is a nominal 75 watts, with a 96-inch tube, 1.5 inches in diameter. These lamps conform to American National Standards Institute standard C.78.3-1978.
(11) “Luminaire” means a complete lighting unit consisting of a fluorescent lamp or lamps, together with parts designed to distribute the light, to position and protect such lamps, and to connect such lamps to the power supply.
(12) “Manufacturer” means any person or business entity engaged in the original production or assembly of a product.
(13) “New product” means a product that is sold, offered for sale, or installed for the first time and specifically includes floor models and demonstration units.
(14) “Nominal input voltage” means an input voltage within plus 5 percent or minus 5 percent of a specified value.
(15) “Nominal lamp watts” means the wattage at which a fluorescent lamp is designed to operate.
(16) “Occupancy” means an occupied building or part of a building.
(17) “Operation” means the ability to start the lamp at least 8 times out of 10 with a minimum of 1 minute between attempts when tested under test conditions.
(18) “Power input” means the rate of energy consumption in watts of a ballast and fluorescent lamp or lamps.
(19) “Relative light output” means the test ballast light output divided by a reference ballast light output using the same reference lamp and expressing the value as a percent.
(20) With respect to refrigerators, freezers, and refrigerator-freezers:
(a) “Automatic defrost system” means a defrost system in which the defrosting action for all refrigerated surfaces is initiated and terminated automatically.
(b) “Freezer” means a cabinet designed as a unit for the storage of food at temperatures of about 0 °F, having the ability to freeze food, and having a source of refrigeration requiring an energy input.
(c) “Refrigerator” means a cabinet designed for the refrigerated storage of food at temperatures above 32 °F, and having a source of refrigeration requiring an energy input. It may include a compartment for the freezing and storage of food at temperatures below 32 °F, but does not provide a separate low temperature compartment designed for the freezing of and the long-term storage of food at temperatures below 8 °F. It has only one exterior door, but it may have interior doors on compartments.
(d) “Refrigerator-freezer” means a cabinet which consists of two or more compartments with at least one of the compartments designed for the refrigerated storage of foods at temperatures above 32 °F, and with at least one of the compartments designed for the freezing of and the storage of frozen foods at temperatures of 8 °F or below. The source of refrigeration requires energy input.
(21) Definitions used in the code shall also apply to terms used in this part.
History.s. 1, ch. 87-271; s. 11, ch. 93-249; s. 421, ch. 2011-142.