Lighting Certifications And Tests You Need To Know

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Become an informed consumer so you can shop confidently for certified lighting products. Knowing the types of light certifications you will run across when purchasing light bulbs or lighting fixtures will help you have confidence in your purchases. Many certifications have to do with safety, but others indicate energy efficiency or compliance with government regulations, like the FCC.

Across our catalog of products we have passed many different quality and effectiveness tests for different individual products. Here are a list of many tests that we have subjected different products to:

UL Listed

UL, which stands for Underwriters Laboratory, is a leading organization that both creates standards, and performs tests on products to ensure they meet those standards. 

They have developed more than 1500 different safety standards that are approved for use in both the US and Canada.

Here is our UL Certification Information - IFDR.E362417 and FKSZ.E476239.

ETL Certification

ETL listing, short for Electrical Testing Laboratories, is the certification division of Intertek Testing Laboratories in the UK. ETL rigorously tests various product parts and components to ensure compliance with established standards. ETL focuses on verifying that products meet UL's standards.

FCC Certification

The FCC logo, known as the FCC mark, appears on electronic products in the US. It indicates compliance with Federal Communications Commission limits for electromagnetic radiation. Manufacturers follow the Supplier's Declaration of Conformity procedures. The FCC label is found on products sold globally, including US exports and domestic sales. It is recognized worldwide.

BBB Certification

A BBB Accredited Business gets to be one only after the Better Business Bureau has determined that the business fully meets the organization’s accreditation standards.

CE Certification

The CE marking certifies that a product meets safety, health, and environmental requirements in EU. It demonstrates compliance with relevant standards and signifies the manufacturer's commitment to quality. Obtaining CE marking builds consumer trust and  promotes safe and sustainable trade.

RoHS Certification

RoHS, short for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. For professionals and manufacturers in the US, RoHS compliance brings many advantages. This directive ensures consumer safety, promotes peace of mind, and fosters a sustainable future by restricting hazardous substances. 

REACH Certification

REACH is an EU regulation that governs the use and import of chemical substances. It ensures the safety of these substances in everyday products. By promoting consumer safety, transparency, and accountability, REACH builds trust in the marketplace. Complying with REACH benefits eco-friendly lighting advocates in the US. 

LM-80-15 Test

LM-80 is a test procedure created by the IESNA. It assesses lumen maintenance, which is the rate of depreciation in an LED light source's lumen output over time. The LM-80 test involves operating the LED light source for an extended period under specific conditions to measure its lumen maintenance, typically over 6,000 to 10,000 hours.

LM-79 Test

LM-79 is an IESNA test procedure for evaluating LED lighting products. It measures properties like luminous flux, color temperature, CRI, efficacy, and more. LM-79 establishes standardized measurements for reliable product performance evaluation.

TM-21 Test

TM21 is the go-to standard for gauging the thermal performance of LED packages, approved by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). In essence, it evaluates how effectively LED lights manage heat, a key factor influencing their efficiency and lifespan. Manufacturers use TM21 to estimate LED lumen maintenance over time, guided by temperature measurements.