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UL Solutions in Basingstoke Adds Lighting Safety Testing

The new UL Solutions laboratory in Basingstoke, England, has added lighting safety testing to its capabilities and accreditations.

UL Solutions laboratory in Basingstoke, England.

December 20, 2023

In early 2023, UL Solutions opened a new laboratory space to accommodate testing lighting manufacturers and distributors at the company’s Basingstoke, England, facility. UL Solutions added the laboratory to its United Kingdom (U.K.) location, which already conducted extensive commercial electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and wireless testing. The additional laboratory space now allows for connected products and systems to be tested at one facility.

The new laboratory space utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and the expertise of UL Solutions lighting engineers and technicians. Available services include electrical safety, environmental, materials, endurance and wireless electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing for lighting.

UL Solutions services for lighting

The new laboratory accreditation scope allows for testing and certification of lighting products. Standards included with this scope include:

IEC/EN standards:

  • 60598-1 Luminaires – general requirement
  • 60598-2-1 Luminaires – fixed general purpose
  • 60598-2-2 Luminaires – recessed
  • 60598-2-3 Luminaires – road and street lighting
  • 60598-2-4 Luminaires – portable general purpose
  • 60598-2-5 Luminaires – flood lights
  • 60598-2-22 Luminaires – emergency luminaires
  • 61347-2-7 Control gears for emergency lighting
  • 61347-2-11 Miscellaneous electronics for lighting
  • 61347-2-13 Controlgear for LED modules
  • 62031 LED modules
  • 62834 Controlgear performance
  • 50171 Central Battery Systems
  • 62034 Automatic Test Systems

UL Standards:

  • UL 1598, the Standard for Luminaires
  • UL 153, the Standard for Portable Electric Luminaires
  • UL 8750, the Standard for Light Emitting Diode (LED) Equipment for Use in Lighting Products
  • UL 2108, the Standard for Low Voltage Lighting Systems

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
  • UL Marketing Claim Verification
  • Global Market Access

To learn more, visit us online or contact us for more information.


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