LIGHTING

UL services and expertise bring new opportunities to light.

Rapidly evolving thinking about energy efficiency and public safety – along with exciting technological advances – is driving the evolution of the lighting industry, providing greater opportunities and growing challenges. Leverage UL’s safety science expertise, worldwide presence, and active involvement in the lighting industry to gain accelerated access to the global marketplace and to meet regulatory requirements.

Leverage UL’s global lighting expertise in testing, certification and standards development activities.
Our testing, certification and global market access services provide efficient, cost-effective entrance to over 50 countries.

We work to build relationships with the entire lighting supply chain, including manufacturers, retailers, showrooms, designers, regulatory authorities, government agencies and consumers. UL is the only independent laboratory currently serving on the Zhaga Consortium Steering Committee, an industry group that is developing specifications to enable interchangeability for LED light sources made by multiple manufacturers.

UL meets the needs of the lighting industry so effectively because we know the industry from the inside out. Our active leadership in lighting standards development committees and industry technical task groups and our participation in global industry conferences and trade shows allow us to deepen our understanding of the ever-evolving lighting industry and to share this critical business intelligence with our customers.

In response to the high-pressure deadlines that are part of doing business in this industry, we have further enhanced our capacity to accommodate short turnaround time requests. UL’s five state-of-the-art performance and energy efficiency laboratories, located around the globe, help speed the testing process. We deliver test results in just five business days for IEC’s LM-79 testing and in seven days for DesignLights Consortium testing.

The breadth of our service offerings enables our customers to take advantage of cost-saving bundling offers and to eliminate unnecessary redundant testing. We help our customers meet the performance and energy efficiency requirements in support of programs such as ENERGY STAR®, California Energy Commission, DesignLights Consortium, Lighting Facts, NRCan and Zhaga. Additionally, UL regularly conducts testing to IESNA LM-79, IESNA LM-80, IESNA LM-82 and fluorescent lamp ballast testing requirements. UL’s trusted expertise and network of accredited global laboratories convincingly demonstrates adherence to safety and energy efficiency standards to regulatory authorities.

We offer targeted services to meet the particular needs of every facet of the lighting industry. And businesses can easily upgrade to UL’s quality services and unmatchable benefits. Our File Conversion plan allows for easy transfer of product test data from existing reports.

Areas of Focus

Components
Components
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Lamps
Lamps
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Luminaires and Signs
Luminaires and Signs
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Retrofit Kits
Retrofit Kits
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Test Equipment
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UL offers a fast and flexible path to obtain UL Safety Certification for LED Surface-mounted and Recessed luminaire designs that incorporate the use of bi-pin lampholders and LED tube lamps. Need Manufacturers of fluorescent linear tube lamp style luminaires have been exploring ways to incorporate LED lamp technology into their existing fluorescent luminaire designs, and...

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Again this year, UL is participating as a sponsor of NEMA’s 88th annual meeting: Illuminations Weekend, November 7-8, 2014, in San Diego, CA. The event brings together NEMA members from across the United States who are thought leaders and innovators within the electrical products industry. Those attending Illuminations Weekend gain access to top-notch networking opportunities as well as educational keynote sessions and industry outlook presentations. UL is proud to continue its long-standing partnership with...

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Now available for on-demand viewing! • Free to attend • Length: Approximately one hour • Speaker: Vergil Magsino, Staff Engineer, UL Brought to you by UL and LEDs Magazine, navigate the complexity of bringing LEDs and other lighting products to global markets as this webcast carefully guides attendees through each step in the process. Highlights:...

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