June 12, 2023
On March 28, 2023, UL Solutions welcomed appliance and lighting manufacturers and distributors to tour the new lighting and appliance safety testing laboratory at the company’s Basingstoke, England facility. This laboratory was recently added to UL Solutions’ United Kingdom (U.K.) location, and attendees learned about the site’s new testing capabilities.
The new laboratory utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and the expertise of UL Solutions engineers and technicians. Available services include electrical safety, environmental, materials, endurance and wireless electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing for lighting and appliances.
“We have aimed to be as flexible as possible to accommodate a multitude of end products and components as the market requires,” Jordan Bucko, operations manager with the Appliances, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and Lighting (AHL) team at the Basingstoke facility, said in his welcome speech. “The space has been fully equipped and we will have the capabilities for high volume requirements.”
The 175-square-meter laboratory with new environmental chambers and power supply testing equipment is open and accepting samples for testing.
UL Solutions services for lighting and appliances
The new laboratory space allows for testing and certification of lighting and appliance products, including:
- Luminaires and LED modules
- Control gears and lighting components
- Central battery and automatic test systems
- Commercial and household appliances
With the new capabilities offered at Basingstoke, we can provide testing and certification to IEC and North American standards for U.K. businesses exporting and global businesses importing products to the U.K. The experts at the Basingstoke facility can now assist with:
- Safety testing and certification
- Performance testing and certification
- Marketing Claim Verification
- Global Market Access
Services for connected systems
Launching smart products in today’s appliance and lighting market requires devices that easily connect, stay connected and deliver on their intended features. Because smart homes may include everything from lighting and appliances to heating and security, it is critical that each component works both independently and as part of a larger, interconnected system.
At the Basingstoke facility, UL Solutions has an extensive commercial EMC and wireless testing laboratory that supports a wide range of connected product development for appliances, HVAC, lighting and other product categories. To learn more, visit us online or contact us for more information.
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