Products, Materials & Tools | May 15, 2014

TÜV Rheinland Presents Lighting Test Program for Domestic & Foreign Markets

At LIGHTFAIR® International 2014, TÜV Rheinland will present its comprehensive portfolio of testing and certification services to the lighting industry. The company tests and certifies all types of lighting products, with a special focus on LEDs, according to the U.S., Canada and global requirements. Six US laboratories are conveniently located from the East to West coasts for a fast turn-around and reduced shipping costs.

TÜV Rheinland is approved by the OSHA as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and by the Standards Council of Canada as a testing and certification organization. The company’s cTUVus mark is officially recognized as an equivalent of the UL, CSA and ETL marks. TÜV Rheinland also holds accreditations from A2LA, IECEE and ENERGY STAR.

As a 142-year-old testing and certification organization, TÜV Rheinland has the technical background and expertise to test lighting products to a variety of requirements: product safety – NRTL, CB Scheme and CE Mark; Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) – FCC, ICES and CE Mark; performance, including photometry testing to LM-79 and LM-80; ENERGY STAR®, DesignLights Consortium® and LED Lighting Facts® programs; as well as RoHS and REACH directives.

The extensive range of standards the company tests to includes UL 1598, UL 153, UL 2108, UL 1993, UL 8750, IEC/EN 60598 series, IEC/EN 61347 series and IEC/EN 62031 for product safety and FCC 47 Part 15B and Part 18, EN 55015, EN 61547, EN 55022 and EN 55024 for EMC.

In addition to its US facilities, the company operates four laboratories in the European Union (EU) and six in Asia, extending its testing capabilities for lighting products to international clients at or near their target markets. TÜV Rheinland offers CE Mark and CB Scheme services and was named the top certificate issuing body in the CB Scheme for the eighth consecutive year in 2013. TÜV Rheinland staff will assist manufacturers in getting their products to international markets such as Australia and New Zealand, China, EU, Japan, Korea, Mexico and Saudi Arabia.

Manufacturers of a variety of lighting products, components and equipment for commercial, consumer and residential applications will benefit from TÜV Rheinland’s services. Products include LED equipment for use in luminaires, LED drivers and dimmers/controllers, self-ballasted lamps, portable and high-bay luminaires, low-voltage lighting systems and low-voltage landscape lighting. The company’s technicians and engineers have years of experience in national and international product safety testing standards, EMC and performance requirements and provide support to clients at all stages of a product life cycle.

For more information about TÜV Rheinland’s lighting services, visit www.tuv.com/us/lighting or contact the company at (888) 743-4652 or info@us.tuv.com.

About TÜV Rheinland:

Founded 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 66 countries, employs 18,000 people and has an annual revenue of $2.2 billion (EUR1.6 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. For more information, visit www.tuv.com/us.

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