LED safety standard UL 8750 requires further clarification (MAGAZINE)

There is still some clarity needed in how UL 8750 addresses safety requirements for packaged LED components, which can even affect the choice of encapsulation materials, writes JIANZHONG JIAO.

In November 2009, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) published a new LED light-source safety standard, UL 8750, entitled “Light Emitting Diode Equipment for Use in Lighting Products.” This standard was based on research described in the “Outline of Investigation” report that UL had spent over two years developing. The report includes input from approximately 45 members of the UL 8750 Standard Technical Panel (STP).

Several LED manufacturers have already made claims of offering “UL 8750 recognized” LED products, but there is still some clarity needed in how UL 8750 addresses safety requirements for packaged LED components; it may not be as simple or direct as some may think.

++++++

This article was published in the April/May 2011 issue of LEDs Magazine. To read the full version of this article, please visit our magazine page, where you can download FREE electronic PDF versions of all issues of LEDs Magazine. you can also request a print copy of LEDs Magazine (available by paid subscription) and sign up for our free weekly email newsletter.

More in Smart Cities