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Lighting Performance

Our core services – performance testing, energy efficiency testing and claims verification – have flexible options to meet your requirements.

UL's lighting performance services

UL’s technical experts are committed to providing performance testing services that meet the high expectations of the lighting industry. Our services are designed to support your business needs and range from UL Marketing Claim Verification, to measurement of performance and energy efficiency, to assessment of photobiological risk factors and even to the safe packaging and shipping of your products through ISTA package testing.

We can help you to better understand your product’s performance characteristics, earn key energy efficiency certifications or differentiate your product in the marketplace with independently with independent UL Verification. Partner with UL to leverage the advantages of:

  • Flexible, localized service from UL laboratories across the world with performance testing capabilities
  • Development of performance metrics as new technologies emerge in the industry
  • Verification of product, marketing or other customized claims that differentiate products in the market
  • Flexibility to meet customer testing needs, including Ultraviolet photobiological and ingress protection testing, and other environmental measurements needed for emerging lighting technologies
  • Evaluate and test to the requirements of Energy Star® and other efficiency programs, and qualifications for the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) and their Qualified Products List (QPL)
  • ISTA and package testing capabilities that help resolve shipping and damage claims, aimed at helping to improve your bottom line

Lighting performance testing and certifications

Let our performance testing experts help you demonstrate compliance with applicable industry, national and international standards, using data from an objective, independent source. We test product performance by simulating anticipated everyday usage in controlled laboratory settings, providing objective confirmation of lighting product performance claims. Our testing capabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Photometry (IES, EN, UNI)
  • Marketing claims verification
  • Competitive benchmarking
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical (vibration, mechanical shock, impact)
  • Lifetime
  • Lumen maintenance IES LM-80
  • Environmental (corrosion, dust, salt fog, chemical resistance)
  • Extreme temperatures
  • High humidity
  • Moisture/rain
  • IP/IK testing
  • UL S8001 performance testing to the ANSI/PLATO FL-1 2019 standard for portable lighting
  • ISTA package testing
  • Research and development (R&D) testing

In addition to performance measurements, the growing emphasis on sustainability means that you often need to meet demanding efficiency benchmarks in order to bring products to the global market.

Our energy efficiency testing services can confirm your compliance to current energy efficiency requirements in your target markets. 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. UL has approved ENEC and ENEC+ CB Test Labs that can test lighting products, and we hold accreditation and recognitions for many regional and global energy efficiency programs including:

  • California Energy Commission (CEC)
  • The DesignLights Consortium® (DLC)
  • Energy Star®
  • Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)

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