TÜV Rheinland launches new lighting certification and testing services with new US labs

July 18, 2013
Date Announced: 18 Jul 2013 Comprehensive testing program includes LED lighting; certifies compliance for product safety, EMC & international approvals Pleasanton, Calif. - TÜV Rheinland has launched new services to test and certify all types of lighting products, including LED, according to the U.S., Canada and global requirements – from product safety and international approvals to Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). A network of new laboratories will be open in locations from West to East coast.Launched in response to a growing demand, the new labs will evaluate lighting products for a broad range of applications, including commercial, consumer and residential lighting. The products will also include LED equipment for use in luminaires, portable luminaires, self-ballasted lamps, low-voltage lighting systems, low-voltage landscape lighting, LED drivers, and dimmers/controllers. The extensive range of standards includes UL 1598, UL 153, UL 2108, UL 1993, UL 8750, IEC/EN 60598, IEC/EN 61347 and IEC/EN 62031 for product safety and FCC 47 Part 15B and Part 18, EN 55015, EN 55022 and EN 55024 for EMC.The labs will be conveniently located on both coasts to offer a fast turn-around time and reduced shipping costs to the U.S. manufacturers. Drawing on the worldwide network of its lighting laboratories, TÜV Rheinland also offers extensive testing capabilities to international clients. The company’s technical experts have many years of experience in national and international product safety testing standards, EMC and performance requirements and provide support to clients at all stages of product life cycle. For more information about TÜV Rheinland’s new lighting service, visit www.tuv.com/us/lighting. About TÜV RheinlandFounded in 1872, TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent testing, inspection, and certification services, ensuring quality and safety for people, the environment and technology in nearly all aspects of life. The company maintains a presence in 500 locations spanning 65 countries, employs 17,000 people and has an annual revenue of $2 billion (€1.5 billion). TÜV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects and helps to shape processes for a wide variety of companies through its worldwide network of approved labs, testing facilities and education centers. Since 2006, the company has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.

Hope Mascott, TÜV Rheinland North America, marketing programs manager 978-266-9500


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