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Lighting Safety, Performance and Energy Efficiency Testing

Our lighting performance, energy efficiency and safety testing offerings help you meet the demands of a rapidly growing market, while mitigating the risks associated with innovation and evolving regulations.

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Overview

Lighting is no longer limited to illumination, the market is now looking to lighting to solve problems that include food production, wellness and – with LiFi – network connectivity. It has never been more important for lighting products to be reliable, safe and sustainable.

Our lighting performance, energy efficiency and safety testing offerings help you meet the demands of a rapidly growing market, while mitigating the risks associated with innovation and evolving regulations.

Performance

Our performance tests help you demonstrate compliance with industry, national and international standards, using data from an objective, independent source. We test performance by simulating anticipated everyday usage in controlled laboratory settings, providing objective confirmation of lighting product performance claims. Our capabilities include:

  • Photometry (IESNA, EN, UNI)
  • Claims verification
  • Competitive benchmarking
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Lifetime
  • Environmental
    • Extreme temperatures
    • High humidity
    • Moisture/rain
    • Research and development (R&D) testing
Energy efficiency

The growing emphasis on sustainability means that you 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.

We are accredited to test lighting products for the following energy efficiency programs:

  • California Energy Commission (CEC)
  • The DesignLights Consortium®
  • ENERGY STAR®
  • LED Lighting Facts®
  • Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Other global and domestic energy efficiency programs
Safety

Our safety testing for LEDs used in lighting products check for issues such as shock hazards, risk of fire and health concerns (biological hazards) that could be caused by exposure to the electromagnetic radiation produced by these light sources.

Why UL

We offer you streamlined access to the global market. As a member of the IECEE’s (IEC System for Conformity Testing and Certification of Electrotechnical Equipment and Components) CB Scheme, we can eliminate the need for redundant testing because product certifications issued by one CB scheme member are honored by all other members.

Our investments in services for the lighting industry enables us to conduct testing quickly and efficiently. Our turnaround times are among the best in the industry.

And our active leadership in lighting standards development committees and industry technical task groups and our participation in global industry conferences and trade shows allow us to stay on top of industry news and needs, and share critical business intelligence with you.

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