Leading Testing Laboratories (LTL) Receives NVLAP Accreditation for its Lighting Lab

Aug. 31, 2015
(Niles, IL) Bill Brown Sales is pleased to announce that its affiliate Leading Testing Laboratories (LTL) has received accreditation by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for its Charlevoix, MI lighting laboratory. This NVLAP accreditation adds to LTL’s abilities to deliver a full menu of reliability, performance and certification testing services to lighting fixture OEMs. NVLAP provides third-party accreditation to testing and calibration laboratories for both quality management and testing capabilities. Its requirements are published in the International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

Testing by accredited laboratories has become increasingly important to lighting fixture manufacturers, which use testing reports to obtain Energy Star, Design Lights Consortium (DLC) and LED Lighting Facts certifications. In Charlevoix, the scope of LTL’s NVLAP accreditation covers LM-79 photometric and color testing and related in-situ thermal testing requirements.
In total, LTL operates four testing laboratories in China and has affiliate laboratories in two locations in the U.S.

“Our newest NVLAP accreditation expands our ability to provide compliance, quality and standardization testing in the U.S.,” states Paul Nie, President of LTL. “The NVLAP accreditation process is rigorous, but asserts that we are a qualified partner to assist in all aspects of product development and verification,” he adds.

Through its representation of LTL, Bill Brown Sales continues its commitment to enhance the profitability of its lighting OEM customer base. By streamlining the testing and certification process, BBS provides opportunities for our customers to introduce better performing products in a shorter time frame.
Bill Brown Sales has been representing leading component manufacturers since 1955, including: A.L.P. Lighting Components, Inc., Adam Metal Products, Bright View Technologies Optical Diffusers, Espen Technology ballasts, Inventronics high reliability LED drivers, Heilux LED Light Sheet, LTL Testing and Certification Services, Roytec Industries wire harnesses and assemblies, Tripar stamped metal components, WattStopper fixture integrated occupancy sensors and Wiremaid Lite Gards™.


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