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SECTION 16-102
Definitions
Energy (ENG) CHAPTER 17-A, ARTICLE 16
§ 16-102. Definitions. As used in this article:

1. "Active mode" means the condition in which the input of a power
supply or consumer audio and video equipment is connected to the line
voltage AC and the output is connected to a DC or an AC load, fulfilling
one or more of its main functions and drawing a fraction of the power
supply's nameplate power output greater than zero.

2. "Authority" means the New York state energy research and
development authority.

3. "Automatic commercial ice-cube maker" means a factory-made
assembly, not necessarily shipped in one package, consisting of a
condensing unit and ice-making section operating as an integrated unit,
with means for making and harvesting cube-type ice. It may also include
means for storing or dispensing cube-type ice, or both.

4. "Ballast" means a device used with an electric discharge lamp to
obtain necessary circuit conditions (voltage, current, and waveform) for
starting and operating the lamp.

4-a. "Bottle-type water dispenser" means a water dispenser that uses a
bottle or reservoir as the source of potable water.

5. "Ceiling fan" means a non-portable device that is suspended from a
ceiling for circulating air via the rotation of fan blades.

6. "Ceiling fan light kit" means the equipment used to provide light
from a ceiling fan. This equipment may be part of the unit such that the
ceiling fan light kit is hardwired to the ceiling fan, or attachable
such that the ceiling fan light kit is not, at the time of sale,
physically attached to the fan. Attachable ceiling fan light kits may be
included inside the ceiling fan package at the time of sale, or sold
separately for subsequent attachment to the fan.

6-a. "Commercial hot food holding cabinet" means a heated, fully
enclosed compartment, with one or more solid or partial glass doors,
that is designed to maintain the temperature of hot food that has been
cooked in a separate appliance. "Commercial hot food holding cabinet"
does not include heated glass merchandising cabinets, drawer warmers or
cook-and-hold appliances.

7. "Very large commercial package air conditioning and heating
equipment" means air-cooled, water-cooled, evaporatively-cooled, or
water source (not including ground water source) electrically operated,
unitary central air conditioners and central air conditioning heat pumps
for commercial application rated at or above two hundred forty thousand
BTU per hour and below seven hundred sixty thousand BTU per hour
(cooling capacity).

8. "Commercial pre-rinse spray valve" means a hand-held device
designed to spray water on dishes, flatware and other food service items
for the purpose of removing food residue prior to the placement of such
items in a commercial automatic dishwasher.

9. (a) "Commercial refrigerator, freezer, and refrigerator-freezer"
means refrigeration equipment that:

(i) is not a consumer product as defined by 42 USC 6291;

(ii) is not designed and marketed exclusively for medical, scientific,
or research purposes;

(iii) operates at a chilled, frozen, combination chilled/frozen, or
variable temperature;

(iv) displays or stores merchandise and other perishable materials
either horizontally, semivertically, or vertically;

(v) has transparent or solid doors, sliding or hinged doors, a
combination of hinged, sliding, transparent or solid doors;

(vi) is designed for pull-down temperature applications or holding
temperature applications; and

(vii) is connected to a self-contained condensing unit.

(b) The term "pull-down temperature application" means a commercial
refrigerator with doors that, when fully loaded with twelve ounce
beverage cans at ninety degrees Fahrenheit, can cool these beverages to
an average stable temperature of thirty-eight degrees Fahrenheit in
twelve hours or less.

(c) The term "holding temperature application" means a use of
commercial refrigeration equipment other than a pull-down temperature
application, excluding a blast chiller or freezer.

(d) The term "self-contained condensing unit" means a factory-made
assembly of refrigerating components designed to compress and liquefy a
specific refrigerant that is an integral part of the refrigerated
equipment and consists of one or more refrigerant compressors,
refrigerant condensers, condenser fans and motors, and factory supplied
accessories.

(e) The term "integrated average temperature" means the average
temperature of all test package measurements taken during the test.

(f) The term 'AV' means the adjusted volume (cubic feet) defined as
1.63 X frozen temperature compartment volume (cubic feet) + chilled
temperature compartment volume (cubic feet) with compartment volumes
measured in accordance with the association of home appliance
manufacturers standard HRF1-1979.

(g) The term 'V' means the chilled or frozen compartment volume (cubic
feet) as defined in the association of home appliance manufacturers
standard HRF1-1979.

10. "Compact audio product", also known as a mini, mid, micro, or
shelf audio system, means an integrated audio system encased in a single
housing that includes an amplifier and radio tuner, attached or
separable speakers, and can reproduce audio from one or more of the
following media: magnetic tape, CD, DVD, or flash memory. "Compact audio
product" does not include products that can be independently powered by
internal batteries or that have a powered external satellite antenna, or
that can provide a video output signal.

11. "Consumer audio and video product" means televisions, compact
audio products, digital versatile disc players, digital versatile disc
recorders, and digital television adapters.

12. "Digital television adapter" means a commercially available
electronic product for which the sole purpose is the conversion of
digital video terrestrial broadcast signals to analog NTSC video signals
for use by a TV or VCR.

13. "Digital versatile disk (DVD)" means a laser-encoded plastic
medium capable of storing a large amount of digital audio, video, and
computer data.

14. "Digital versatile disc (DVD) player" means a commercially
available electronic product encased in a single housing that includes
an integral power supply and for which the sole purpose is the decoding
of digitized video signals on a DVD.

15. "Digital versatile disc (DVD) recorder" means a commercially
available electronic product encased in a single housing that includes
an integral power supply and for which the sole purpose is the
production or recording of digitized audio and video signals on a DVD.
"DVD recorder" does not include models that have an EPG function.

16. "Digital video recorder (DVR)" means a device which can record
video signals onto a hard disk drive or other device that can store the
images digitally. "DVR" does not include models that have an EPG
function.

17. "Electronic programming guide (EPG)" means an application that
provides an interactive, onscreen menu of TV listings, and that
downloads program information from the vertical blanking interval of a
regular TV signal.

18. "Energy efficiency performance standards" means performance
standards which prescribe a minimum level of energy efficiency
determined in accordance with test procedures prescribed by the
secretary in consultation with the president.

19. "High-intensity discharge lamp" means a lamp in which light is
produced by the passage of an electric current through a vapor or gas,
and in which the light-producing arc is stabilized by bulb wall
temperature and the arc tube has a bulb wall loading in excess of three
watts per square centimeter.

20. "Illuminated exit sign" means an internally-illuminated sign that
is designed to be permanently fixed in place and used to identify an
exit; a light source illuminates the sign or letters from within, and
the background of the exit sign is not transparent.

21. "Incandescent reflector lamp" means a lamp which is not colored or
designed for rough or vibration service applications, that has an inner
reflective coating on the outer bulb to direct the light, an E26 medium
screw base, and a rated voltage or voltage range that lies at least
partially within one hundred fifteen to one hundred thirty volts, and
that falls into one of the following categories:

(a) a bulged reflector or elliptical reflector bulb shape and which
has a diameter which equals or exceeds 2.25 inches; or

(b) a reflector, parabolic aluminized reflector, or similar bulb shape
and which has a diameter of 2.25 to 2.75 inches.

21-a. "Lamp" means an electrical appliance that includes a glass
envelope and produces optical radiation for the purpose of visual
illumination, designed to be installed into a light fixture by means of
an integral lamp-holder or socket.

21-b. "Light fixture" means a product designed to provide light that
includes at least one lamp-holder or socket and parts to distribute the
light, to position or protect one or more lamps and to connect one or
more lamps to a power supply.

22. "Metal halide lamp" means a high intensity discharge lamp in which
the major portion of the light is produced by radiation of metal halides
and their products of dissociation, possibly in combination with
metallic vapors.

23. "Metal halide lamp fixture" means a light fixture designed to be
operated with a metal halide lamp and a ballast for a metal halide lamp.

24. "No load mode" means the condition in which the input of a power
supply is connected to an AC source consistent with the power supply's
nameplate AC voltage, and the output is not connected to a product or
any other load.

25. "Pedestrian traffic signal module" means an electrically operated
traffic control device composed of one or more indications which is
erected for the exclusive purpose of directing pedestrian traffic at
signalized locations. It consists of a light source, lens, and all parts
necessary for operation.

26. "Person" means any individual, trustee, agency, partnership,
association, corporation, company, municipality, political subdivision,
or other legal entity.

27. "Point of deployment (POD)" means a card which enables a TV to
have secure conditional access to a cable or satellite system.

27-a. "Portable electric spa" means a factory-built electric spa or
hot tub, supplied with equipment for heating and circulating water.

27-b. "Portable light fixture" means a light fixture which has a
flexible cord and an attachment plug for connection to a nominal one
hundred twenty-volt, fifteen- or twenty-ampere branch circuit; which can
be relocated by the user without any rewiring; and which is typically
controlled with a switch located on the light fixture itself or on the
power cord. "Portable light fixture" does not include direct plug-in
nightlights; sun and heat lamps; aquarium lamps; medical and dental
lights; portable electric hand lamps; signs and commercial advertising
displays; photographic lamps; germicidal lamps; metal halide lamp
fixtures; torchiere lighting fixtures; portable lamp fixtures for marine
use or for use in hazardous locations as defined in the national
electrical code, ANSI/NFPA 70; or decorative lighting outfits or
electric candles and candelabras without lampshades that are covered by
the standard for safety of seasonal and holiday decorative products, UL
588.

28. "Power supply" means a single voltage external AC to DC or AC to
AC power supply included with other retail products and single voltage
external AC to DC or AC to AC power supply sold separately.

29. "President" means the president of the New York state energy
research and development authority.

29-a. "Residential pool pump" means a product which is designed or
used to circulate and filter residential swimming pool water in order to
maintain clarity and sanitation and which consists in part of a motor
and an impeller.

30. "Secretary" means the secretary of state.

31. "Single-voltage external AC to DC or AC to AC power supply" means
a device that:

(a) is designed to convert line voltage AC input into lower voltage DC
or AC output;

(b) is able to convert to only one DC or AC output voltage at a time;

(c) is sold with, or intended to be used with, a separate end-use
product that constitutes the primary load;

(d) is contained within a separate physical enclosure from the end-use
product;

(e) is connected to the end-use product via a removable or hard-wired
male/female electrical connection, cable, cord, or other wiring;

(f) does not have batteries or battery packs that physically attach
directly (including those that are removable) to the power supply unit;

(g) does not have a battery chemistry or type selector switch and an
indicator light; or does not have a battery chemistry or type selector
switch and a state of charge meter;

(h) has a nameplate output power less than or equal to two hundred
fifty watts.

32. "Standby-passive mode" means the condition in which a power supply
or consumer audio and video product is connected to a power source, and
does not fulfill its main function, and can be switched to active mode
with the remote control unit or an internal signal.

33. "Television (TV)" means a commercially available electronic
product consisting of a tuner/receiver and a monitor encased in a single
housing, which is designed to receive and display an analog or digital
video television signal broadcast by an antenna, satellite, cable, or
broadband source. "Television" does not include multifunction TVs which
have VCR, DVD, DVR, or EPG functions.

34. "Torchiere lighting fixture" means a portable electric lighting
fixture with a reflective bowl that is designed to direct light upward
onto a ceiling so as to produce indirect illumination on the surfaces
below.

35. "Unit heater" means a self-contained, vented fan-type commercial
space heater that uses natural gas or propane, and that is designed to
be installed without ducts within a heated space, except that such term
does not include any products covered by federal standards established
pursuant to 42 U.S. Code section 6291 and subsequent sections or any
product that is a direct vent, forced flue heater with a sealed
combustion burner.

36. "Vehicular traffic signal module" means an electrically operated
standard 8-inch (200mm) or 12-inch (300mm) round traffic control device
composed of one or more indications which is erected for the exclusive
purpose of directing vehicular traffic at signalized locations. It
consists of a light source, lens, and all parts necessary for operation.
It communicates traffic control messages through red, amber and green
colors.

37. "Video cassette recorder (VCR)" means a commercially available
analog recording device that includes an integral power supply and which
records television signals onto a tape medium for subsequent viewing.