On Fri, 05 Mar 2004 01:21:25 GMT, patriarch
I was going to comment somewhere about this and you've provided the
It's long been my understanding that there is no such thing as "UL
approval." Items submitted for testing are run through a rigorous
series of examinations (destructive testing, too, as someone pointed
out), and if they pass the tests, they are added to a list of products
that meet the requirements; thus becoming "UL Listed."
This is way out of my field of expertise; I just remember reading
about it years ago, and I may not have it all right, but that's the
gist of it. I also seem to recall that the standards are set by a
consortium of insurance companies.
Anyway, I always bristle when I hear (see) someone talk about UL
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