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India – BIS Compulsory Registration Scheme (BIS-CRS) Update

July 16, 2018

By: Saurabh Nag / UL Program Manager

Inclusion of LED luminaire products to the Schedule of the “Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012”.

Effective from 23rd May 2018, the following LED luminaire products are now regulated and are required to comply with India Standards with testing performed in Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) accredited labs and registered with BIS-CRS, as per the official order published by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

Sl no Product Indian Standard (IS) number Title of Indian Standard
1. Recessed LED Luminaries IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 2) : 2012 Luminaires Part 5: Particular Requirements Section 2 Recessed Luminaires
2. LED Luminaires for Road and Street lighting IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 3) : 2012 Luminaires - Part 5: Particular Requirements Section 3 Luminaires for Road and Street Lighting
3. LED Flood Lights IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 5) : 2013 Luminaires - Part 5: Particular Requirements Section 5 Flood Lights
4. LED Hand lamps IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 6) : 2013 Luminaires - Part 5: Particular Requirements Section 6 Hand Lamps
5. LED Lighting Chains IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 7) : 2013 Luminaires - Part 5: Particular Requirements Section 7 Lighting Chains
6. LED Luminaires for Emergency Lighting IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 8) : 2013 Luminaires - Part 5: Particular Requirements Section 8 Luminaires for Emergency Lighting

As per the Order, no person shall manufacture or store for sale, import, sell or distribute goods which do not conform to the Indian standard specified in the order. Manufacturers of these products are required to apply for registration from BIS after getting their product tested from a BIS recognized labs.

How UL can help

UL has dedicated test facilities in India, which are recognized and accredited by BIS for conducting in-country testing for domestic and overseas manufacturers, and NABL accreditation for various luminaire products and lighting components, including LED drivers and lamps. UL is prepared to:

  • Identify applicable testing requirements for specific product or technology features to comply with current regulations for BIS-CRS
  • Handle entire testing processes as required in BIS-CRS
  • Assist manufacturers in the formulation of representative test samples for different products as per series guidelines

On completion of testing and issuance of the test report by UL, the customer shall register their product with BIS. All registered products need to bear the BIS Standard Mark, which includes the Registration number and IS standard on the product / packaging (as below).


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