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Laser/LED Verification

Our UL Verified Mark program for laser/LED products provides independent, third-party Verification that your products emit lower levels of radiation, alleviating concerns from users and retailers.

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Overview

Laser and LED technology has led technological advancements in diverse industries including information technology, healthcare, entertainment and automotive. With the prevalence of laser/LED products at home and at work, you need to minimize the optical radiation risks of your products.

At the same time, you are required to comply with regulatory standards before your laser or LED products can enter the U.S. and global marketplace. Those standards include U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) / Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) 21 CFR (laser), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 60825-1 (laser), and IEC 62471 (LEDs). In certain instances, you can face costly product recalls and fines if your laser/LED products are found to be noncompliant. We can help you avoid these problems with our years of experience in testing, Verification and regulatory standards services. We also offer services to evaluate laser, LED and ultraviolet (UV) radiation hazards. Learn more about our Optical Radiation Services.

UL Verified Mark program

We can provide product Verification in the form of the UL Verified Mark. UL Verification is an objective, science-based assessment that confirms the accuracy of marketing claims. The UL Verified Mark Program for laser/LED products was created in response to industry demand for an independent Verification of laser/LED radiation output level claims by a trusted test laboratory. With this program, manufacturers are able to claim that their laser/LED products emit lower levels of radiation to help alleviate concerns from users, retailers and others.

UL Verified Marketing Claim

Our unique program measures optical radiation exposure from three categories of LED/laser products.

Category A: Laser radiation accessible during operation

Category

Verification claim

Test standards and comments

A1

“Low Optical Radiation – Y% below Laser Class X Limit”

Test program/criteria: IEC 60825-1 testing and classification with result at least 10% below Class 1 or 2 AEL. If pulsed, must be at least 10% below
all applicable Class 1 or 2 AELs.
X = 1 or 2; Y = 10% or higher number

 

Category B: Laser radiation not intended to be accessible during operation

Category

Verification claim

Test standards and comments

B1

“No operator accessible laser radiation”

Test program/criteria: IEC 60825-1 construction review and
leakage radiation testing of enclosure resulting in no detectable levels of laser radiation externally.

B2

“Negligible operator accessible laser radiation –
less than 10 µW laser power”

Test program/criteria: IEC 60825-1 construction review and leakage radiation testing/classification of enclosure resulting in Class 1 laser radiation externally, with a power value below 10µW.

B3

“Leakage radiation – Y% below Laser Class 1 Limit”

Test program/criteria: IEC 60825-1 construction review and
leakage radiation testing/classification of enclosure with a result at least 10% below Class 1 AEL externally. If pulsed, must be at least 10% below all applicable Class 1 AELs. Y= 10% or higher number.

 

Category C: LED radiation accessible

Category

Verification claim

Test standards and comments

C1

“No Photobiological LED Hazard”

Test program/criteria: IEC 62471 testing and risk group determination with result below all applicable Exempt Risk Group limits.

C2

“Low Optical Radiation – Y% below LED Exempt
Group Limit”

Test program/criteria: IEC 62471 testing and risk group determination with result at least 10% below all applicable Exempt Risk Group limits.
Y = 10% or higher number.

C3

“Low LED Blue Light – Y% Below Exempt Blue
Light Risk Group Limit”

Test program/criteria: IEC 62471 testing and confirmation that the result is at least 10% below the Blue Light Exempt Risk Group limit.
Y= 10% or higher number.

Benefits

For manufacturers, the UL Verified Mark can serve as a visible product differentiator and help build consumer trust around the safety of your laser/LED product. The Mark may also be helpful when retailers request third-party confirmation of the radiation levels emitted by your product before they will sell it.

For component manufacturers, the UL Verified Mark can demonstrate to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) that the laser/LED radiation emitted by your product has been evaluated by UL, a recognized and trusted testing source.

Why UL

Trusted brand – Considering that more than 22 billion UL Marks appear on products worldwide, consumers associate our Mark with safety.

State-of-the-art laboratories – We have access to global Certification Body (CB) testing laboratories that are qualified to perform laser/LED radiation testing to the industry’s highest standards.

Marketing support – Consumers can find your UL Verified product listed on the UL Verify website and confirm the validity of your marketing claim.

Tailored services – The UL Verified Mark can be a stand alone program or it can be combined with full laser/LED product safety certifications to the FDA/CDRH 21CFR, IEC 60825-1 and/or IEC 62471 Standards.

One-stop shop – We offer other services that complement laser/LED testing such as IEC 62368-1, IEC 60950-1, IEC 60065, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and specific absorption rate (SAR) testing.

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