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Lighting certifications


CE is the abbreviation of European Conformity. The CE marking is not a quality indicator or a certification mark, but safety declaration. It declares the products meet the EU standard and essential requirements for health, safety, environment protection, etc,.


The Certification Bodies's Scheme (CB) has its origin in the European "Commission for Conformity Testing of Electrical Equipment" (CEE) which merged into the IEC in 1985. It is multilateral agreement to allow international certification of electrical and electronic products so that a single certification allows worldwide market access.


Restriction of Hazardous Substance (RoHS) is an EU standard to regulate the material and process of electronic and electrical products, making them more conducive to human health and environmental protection. The purpose of this standard is to eliminate lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in electrical and electronic products. It is emphasized that the content of cadmium cannot exceed 0.01%.


European Norms Electrical Certification (ENEC) is the mark for electrical products that demonstrates compliance with European Standards. It is planned by the European Committee for Electrotechnical standard for the products like lighting fixtures, relevant accessories and data equipment. Monitoring products and production then provides safety assurance throughout the lifetime of ENEC certification.


TUV stands for Technischer Überwachungsverein in German and means “Technical Inspection Association” in English. The purpose of the association is to prevent personal injury and property loss during the use of household appliances, mechanical products and automotive products, including electric shock, excessive temperature or fire, mechanical hazards, radiological hazards and chemical hazards.


The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is responsible for ensuring the safety of the security of electromagnetic radiation of electric products. The electronic products, either manufactured in the US and had been exported or are sold in the US, should followed the requirement of FCC.


Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is the ability of electrical equipment and systems to function acceptably in their electromagnetic environment. Most of the EMC standard of different countries are based on IEC. The EMC restriction apply to all electrical or electronic apparatus, and installations that may cause electromagnetic interference or receiving electromagnetic interference that effects themselves.


PSE certification is a Japanese compulsory safety certification, used to prove that electrical and electronic products have passed the Japanese electrical and material safety law (DENAN Law) or the international IEC safety standard test.


The Underwrites Laboratories (UL) is a global safety certification company approved to safety testing for most of the products. It is not only test the electrical and fire safety but also broader safety issues, such as hazardous substance, environmental sustainability, food safety, etc,.


The Standards Association of Australian (SAA) establishes the standard of electronics to test whether they are safe enough in daily use. For example, the safety performance of an appliance is checked by using it under uninterrupted overload in high temperature conditions to make sure the premium quality of electronics.


The Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) is a certification indicates compliance with electrical safety, EMC, EME & telecommunication requirements, as applicable to each product. RCM compliance label includes the requirements of durability, legibility, positioning, font and size of the products.


The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is set for collection, recycling and recovery target for all types of electrical goods. The directive aims to reduce the amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment, promote its recycling and improve the environmental efficiency of the process from production to disposal.


The Edison Testing Laboratories (ETL) is an equipment safety certification program operated by a laboratory called Interteck. Any electrical, mechanical or electromechanical product with ETL mark indicates that the product has reached the minimum requirements of the generally recognized safety standards of the United States or/and Canada, and it has been tested to meet the relevant product safety standards.


D-MARK is a European fire protection certification for the lights that are normally used in dust places and its surface temperature limits that basically comply with EN60598-2-24 standard. Luminaires marked with the D mark meet these conditions and therefore suitable for use in rooms with particular fire risk.


The Design Light Consortium (DLC) is a certification for commercial LED lights based on their color rendering capabilities, lumen maintenance, longevity, light distribution and output, and the duration of the warranty period. It is used for lighting product like retrofit kits, industrial-grade lighting panels, high bays, wall packs and roadway luminaires.

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