EPA recognition allows Everlight lab to publish LM-80 reports for LEDs

Jan. 22, 2014
Confirming the high quality and excellent environmental performance of EVERLIGHT’s optoelectronic and LED component and lighting products

Shulin, New Taipei City - EVERLIGHT Electronics Co., Ltd. [TSE:2393] proudly announces that its laboratory in Tucheng, Taipei received the highest standard recognition by the United States government agency Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that works to protect human health and the environment. Simultaneously, EVERLIGHT’s laboratory was also qualified to use the ILAC-MRA mark on its laboratory reports, the signet for Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).

As a result, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) qualification allows EVERLIGHT to publish their LM-80 reports themselves as of August 2013. It is very rare that companies gain these two certifications (ISO17025 and LM80) at the same time. There are only 81 technologically equivalent certified authorities (third party labs and companies) in 67 countries that achieved the ILAC-MRA status. EVERLIGHT strived to obtain these recognitions to prove their excellent products and service offerings to customers.

LM-80 testing is the main criteria for LED lighting components to ensure lumen maintenance after 6,000 hours of operation and a strong reference for customers. LM-80 is also an essential document to apply for Energy Star certification of a lighting product. Several EVERLIGHT Lighting LED ranges already completed LM-80 6,000 testing so far, including low power (PLCC 3020), mid power (PLCC 5630), high power (2323 and 3535) and COB LED series. Official test reports are available upon request.

In 2014, EVERLIGHT plans more LM-80 testing to demonstrate the durability and consistency of its LED Lighting products and provide quality confidence to customers.

About EVERLIGHT Electronics Co. Ltd.
EVERLIGHT Electronics Co., Ltd. was founded in 1983 in Taipei, Taiwan. Playing a critical role in the formation of the global LED industry, the company has rapidly become a leading worldwide supplier due to its dedication to certification, R&D, production, quality, marketing and global customer service. EVERLIGHT provides a comprehensive optoelectronics product portfolio consisting of high power LEDs, lamps, SMD LEDs, LED lighting modules, digital displays, optocouplers and infrared components for various applications. Today, EVERLIGHT is a global company with over 6,400 employees based in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Sweden, U.S., and Canada.