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Commercial and Professional Lighting

Leverage UL's expertise in the commercial and professional lighting industries for essential safety and performance checks, including connected lighting.

Commercial and professional lighting services

Commercial and professional lighting is one of the most diverse segments in the lighting industry, with applications in office, warehouse and commercial spaces, along with specialty lighting needs for healthcare, hospitality, entertainment and more. Trusted and recognized around the globe, UL provides safety testing and certification, performance and energy efficiency, Global Market Access and connected lighting for all lighting categories.

Manufacturers, municipalities and specifiers recognize and trust the UL Mark on lighting products. Our global team actively participates in standards development and can help keep you ahead of the curve on new and evolving regulations and industry standards.

Smart buildings

The adoption of connected lighting technology into smart buildings is a key driver in the lighting market as integrated systems add value, functionality and light source optimization. Whether its meeting cybersecurity requirements, adding Li-Fi capabilities and adapting to emerging IoT technology, or integrating with building automation systems, we know that building owners and managers are looking for solutions.

UL adapts with the needs of the industry; let us help you make the transition from lighting as illumination to lighting as an integrated service and fulfill your cybersecurity needs.

Lighting for the health of people and plants

Human-centric lighting in offices, schools and industry is being used to enhance work and learning environments and improve productivity. In industries like hospitality and entertainment, smart lighting is being used for control of color, illumination and mood to enhance the ambiance of the customer experience. And in healthcare, lighting has an important impact on patient outcomes, with LED light therapy being used to treat skin and sleep disorders, and other conditions related to circadian rhythm.

UL recognizes that beyond utility, the future of lighting is connected to its impact on human health and well-being. Finding ways to differentiate your products in the marketplace with performance measurements and claims verifications is becoming increasingly important.

Lighting also plays a key factor in the health of plants, for both agricultural food production and legal cannabis production. Light mapping systems and controls are becoming more sophisticated, so cybersecurity is becoming a factor for horticultural lighting as well. UL has safety and certification services for UL 8800, the Standard for Horticultural Luminaires, and we offer performance testing and verification options. UL can also help with both horticultural and cybersecurity upcoming requirements for the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Qualified Products list (QPL).

Ultraviolet germicidal lighting

UL offers resources for manufacturers incorporating ultraviolet-C (UVC) radiation into various product forms for sanitization and germicidal purposes. Due to the worldwide pandemic, public areas, schools, hotels, businesses, hospitals and more are looking for safe, certified products that can help keep spaces clean and reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses.

Visit our UVC webpage for the latest information and contact UL to discuss your options for safety testing and certification, performance and photobiological testing, outlined guidelines for site and product safeguards, and more.

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Office and industrial lighting

Advancements in smart lighting are driving new ways to use light to track productivity, equipment and materials, employees, and customers. Stay ahead of safety and certification requirements as the technology rapidly advances.

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Stores and hospitality

Find services that meet the needs of retail spaces looking for energy efficiency solutions to lower costs and adding new technology like visible light communication for geo-positioning. For both stores and hospitality, explore the way lighting is being used as a tool for an enhanced customer experience.

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HazLoc lighting

No matter what type of indoor or outdoor hazardous location, UL offers safety testing and certification, ingress protection, salt and corrosion testing, environmental and temperature testing, and more.

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Horticultural and agricultural lighting

UL testing services measure safety requirements and performance metrics specifically for horticultural lighting equipment and systems.

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Stage and studio lighting

For concerts, stage and theater, studio, TV and film, clubs, and more, LED lighting technology has advanced to provide more options for color temperatures, timing and automation controls. UL can help you keep ahead of regulations and certifications for connected lighting solutions, and test energy efficiency and performance durability.

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Electric signs

UL offers comprehensive testing and certification to UL 48, the Standard for Electric Signs, and other applicable standards for digital and electric signs and sign retrofit kits with LED, neon, fluorescent, high intensity discharge (HID), electroluminescent, or incandescent illumination.

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Healthcare lighting

Beyond mere functionality, healthcare lighting solutions improve the patient experience and help create healing and nurturing environments. UL can help you to understand safety criteria and performance measurements for emerging trends in healthcare lighting.

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Emergency lighting

 UL can help you stay up to date on safety and compliance standards for emergency applications using LED technology, connected lighting systems and more.

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Commercial and professional lighting resources

UL has lighting safety, performance, global market access and connected lighting services for all luminaire and electric signs categories, and we are constantly adapting to the needs of the industry to find testing solutions for new technologies.

As the most recognized lighting certifier in the U.S., the UL Mark gives customers and regulatory authorities the confidence in your products’ compliance. Our worldwide presence combined with local support for testing and certification to international standards gives us global reach with personalized service.

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