Consumer Electronics and Lighting
Actively involved in the development and revision of international safety standards, UL’s team of quality assurance experts offer in-depth advice regarding current standards and proposed changes that may impact product quality and compliance.
UL’s state-of-the-art laboratories are fully equipped to provide testing solutions for a wide range of product categories:
- Audio, video and IT equipment
- Electronic toy components
- Household electrical appliances
- Lighting and LEDs
- Power supplies and batteries
- Power tools
- Toy, premium and giftware components
Quality and Safety Assurance
Our customized quality assurance programs help identify and correct potential hazards throughout the production process:
- Safety and performance evaluations
- Durability and life-cycle testing
- Performance verification testing
- Photometric testing
- Energy efficiency testing
- Comparative product testing
- Product return assessments
- Certification to UL Standards
- Notified Body for EU Low Voltage Directive and EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC testing
- Quality inspections
- Manufacturing and social compliance audits
A pioneer in LED testing applications and the development of test standards, UL provides a full range of photometric testing, illuminating engineering research and development, and lighting test equipment, meeting key mandates for ENERGY STAR®, Natural Resources Canada(NRCan), Zhaga, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and DesignLights™ Consortium (DLC) criteria.
Our appliance testing capabilities apply to a wide variety of standards, including ENERGY STAR®, NRCan, Zhaga, DOE and Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) requirements to help manufacturers validate performance claims and compliance with government regulations.
UL’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) services include X-Ray fluorescence (XRF) and chemical analysis testing, audits, inspections, training and consulting that refine processes, cut costs and demonstrate due diligence. Our RoHS Environmental Assurance and Due Diligence of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (READ-EEE) compliance solution provides a full spectrum of services to help ensure that all aspects of the directive are adhered to throughout the supply chain.
The RoHS Compliance Assurance System (CAS) is a flexible and customized approach to empowering suppliers with the right tools and knowledge to bring safe and quality electrical products to market, including seminars, benchmarking tools, factory auditing, and product and material testing.