UL’s comprehensive capabilities can provide lighting manufacturers with the required EMC testing for the markets into which they intend to sell.

For the U.S. market, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Part 15 Rule requires manufacturers of most electronic devices that are not intentional transmitters to provide validation that their products do not produce harmful emissions. Intentional transmitters must be certified that they will not cause radio frequency interference. For European markets, EMC testing is mandatory for LED lighting products through the Low-Voltage and EMC directives.

We test a range of lighting fixtures including portable luminaries, lamps, specialty lighting and signs.

UL is accredited to conduct EMC/FCC compliance testing to the EMC requirements of the U.S. (FCC) through the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). UL’s EMC facilities are included in the FCC’s list of testing sites for radio frequency emissions testing.

UL provides worldwide EMC testing for all lighting products, including FCC Part 15 and FCC Part 18 for the United States, EMC Directive or applicable EN standards for the European Union, Industry Canada (IC), and Japanese Voluntary Control Council for Interference (VCCI) requirements.

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