Rely on UL as your full service ENERGY STAR® partner. We have a global network of EPA recognized laboratories, and serve as an EPA-recognized Certification Body to meet all of your lighting product qualification needs.
ENERGY STAR® is a voluntary labeling program jointly administered by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Launched in 1992 to help consumers identify products which are more energy efficient. ENERGY STAR® continues to evolve its requirements.
Effective January 1, 2011, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that all new product submissions from manufacturers participating in the ENERGY STAR® program be reviewed by an EPA-recognized Certification Body (CB), and that qualification testing be performed under specific criteria. In addition, the ENERGY STAR® continues to make changes to its requirements for existing product categories
Product qualification requires testing to be performed at EPA-recognized facilities. First-party (manufacturer) facilities are allowed under CB supervision, through a Data Acceptance Program, or by obtaining EPA recognition independently.
UL - Recognized Laboratory (RL) Status
UL offers EPA-recognized laboratory options around the world that can perform Qualification and Verification testing on 30 ENERGY STAR® product categories, and is an EPA-recognized CB for 35 products including:
Decorative Lighting Strings
UL - Recognized Certification Body (CB) Status
UL was one of the first organizations to earn recognition by the EPA as an approved certification body. Recognized certification bodies are required to comply with ISO/IEC 17025 for testing, calibrations and sampling, as well as be accredited to ISO/IEC Guide 65 for bodies operating product certification systems.
Combine Safety and ENERGY STAR® Testing in your own lab
Access to our approved Data Acceptance Program, which provides you the flexibility to conduct your own ENERGY STAR® testing in-house. To get started, please contact us at DAP@us.ul.com.
For more information on our Data Acceptance Program, click here.