UL’s performance testing provides objective confirmation of product performance claims by simulating anticipated everyday product usage in controlled laboratory settings.

Performance Solutions

  • Claims Verification
  • Compatibility of Lighting Systems
  • Competitive Benchmarking
  • Design Verification
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Interoperability (Zhaga Authorized test lab)
  • Lifetime
  • Luminance
  • Mechanical
  • Photobiological (IEC62471/IESNARP-27)
  • Photometry (IESNA, EN, UNI)
  • R&D Testing
  • Reliability
  • Thermal

Energy Efficiency Solutions

UL’s performance testing services provide comprehensive energy efficiency photometric testing and reporting for Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and other lighting standards. UL is accredited to test the following energy efficiency programs:

  • California Energy Commission (CEC)
  • DesignLights® Consortium (DLC)
  • European Energy Efficiency (ErP)
  • LED Lighting Facts®
  • Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
  • Other global energy efficiency programs


UL provides the independent product performance testing needed to demonstrate compliance with industry, national and international standards, using data from an objective source. We offer fast turnarounds, completing most photometric tests within days.

  • 7-Day Turnaround Time for DLC
  • 5-Day Turnaround Time for LM-79
  • 3-Day Priority Service
  • NEXT-Day Service

Testing capacities and equipment to expand your market reach

UL has invested considerably in our highly trained staff and state-of-the-art labs to offer services our customers demand for the North American, European, and Asian Markets. As we continue to add programs, our industry leading labs are accredited and certified to offer the following suite of services:

  • Angular Uniformity of Color
  • Ballast Testing
  • In-Situ
  • LM-79
  • LM-80
  • LM-82
  • Lifetime and Lumen Maintenance
  • R&D
  • Rapid Cycle Testing
  • Transient Protection

Our photometric labs are equipped with cutting-edge equipment and instrumentation

  • Goniophotometers
  • Integrating spheres (3m to .5m)
  • Life cycle stations
  • Environmental chambers
  • Specialized Zhaga equipment


Our photometric labs are global, servicing leading lighting manufacturers worldwide.

  • Allentown, PA , USA
  • Brea, CA, USA
  • Burago, Italy
  • Nansha, China
  • Manesar, India