Business News | Jun 21, 2012

TÜV SÜD is an Approved Laboratory for LED Lighting Facts

Peabody, Massachusetts. Since June 1, 2012 LED Lighting Facts will only accept test reports from Testing Laboratory Partners on the Approved Testing Laboratories list. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), LED Lighting Facts is a voluntary pledge program to assure that LED lighting products are represented accurately in the market.

Taking the pledge allows manufacturers to include the LED Lighting Facts label on product packaging or in product literature. The LED Lighting Facts program was designed to give consumers confidence in the performance of the solid-state lighting products they buy.

 

The LED Lighting Facts label now has an option to include LED lumen maintenance and warranty in addition to the original five metrics: lumens, watts, efficacy, color rendering index and correlated color temperature.

TÜV SÜD America, part of the global TÜV SÜD testing, inspection, and certification organization, is approved to supply manufacturers with the data they need to submit for the LED Lighting Facts program. TÜV SÜD is approved for LM-79: total flux and color (required label metrics; LM-79 sections 9 and 12), LM-79: intensity distribution (optional metrics; LM-79 section 10), and In-situ Temperature Measurement Test (ISTMT). "Though participation in the LED Lighting Facts program is voluntary, it is important for lighting manufacturers to participate in the program," stated Jason Chesley, Sales Manager for Energy Efficiency at TÜV SÜD America. "Participation shows consumers that the manufacturer is committed to accurate reporting of their products' performance, and supportive of higher quality products in the LED lighting marketplace," concluded Mr. Chesley.


To learn more about our Energy Efficiency Services, visit http://tuvamerica.com/energy.

 

Media Relations:

For more information, contact:

Jason L. Chesley

Sales Manager, Energy Efficiency

TÜV SÜD America Inc.
678.341.5904

404.396.9402 (cell)

jchesley@tuvam.com

 

For editorial information, contact:

Vanessa Ashton
Marketing Communications Specialist

TÜV SÜD America Inc.
978.573.2564
vashton@tuvam.com

About TÜV SÜD America Inc.

TÜV SÜD America Inc., a subsidiary of TÜV SÜD AG, is a leading globally recognized testing and certification organization. TÜV SÜD's Product Service Division offers international safety testing and certification services. With over 600 experts in North America, TÜV SÜD America provides NRTL and SCC Certification, CB Scheme Certification, Field Evaluations, SEMI Evaluations, and other Industrial Machinery Services. Additional services include Restricted Substances Testing, CE Marking assistance, International Compliance, EMC/Environmental Testing, and Quality Management System Certification. TÜV SÜD also provides CE Marking assistance for the European market, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Electrical & Mechanical testing, and many additional global conformity assessment services that help companies gain product compliance in order to enter individual country markets. For more information, visit www.TUVamerica.com.

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