NORTHBROOK, Nov. 14, 2018 – UL is pleased to introduce a new label available to horticultural luminaire manufacturers as part of the UL Horticultural Performance Report. Manufacturers can now use this special label to provide independent, third-party confirmation of their luminaire performance and help differentiate their products from the competition. This new UL Label (see below) offers a quick and easy way for buyers and consumers to understand the vital plant-growth-based performance aspects of a horticultural luminaire and is an exciting way for manufacturers to demonstrate performance.

Horticultural lighting is one of the fastest growing segments in the lighting market. UL already helps manufacturers bring horticultural lighting equipment to the market while ensuring the highest levels of safety by certifying products and writing standards the industry has come to trust. This new label furthers UL’s commitment by providing an effective and transparent way for manufacturers to share independently verified data with consumers and buyers. The label now comes standard with the UL Horticultural Performance report and can be used on product packaging, websites, marketing materials and more to offer buyers a user-friendly way of reading into advanced characteristics to better understand luminaire performance.

“This new Label is just one of the ways UL is making the horticultural lighting industry more accessible and more efficient for everyone,” said engineering leader Zach Mooney at UL. “By making performance metrics easier to read and available to use in marketing materials, we are ensuring that consumers know exactly what to expect from a product in one place.”

UL has been providing a full suite of safety services including testing, verification, inspection and certification to a wide variety of industries and businesses across the entire supply chain, including horticultural lighting equipment & systems, oil extraction equipment, and building safety. All UL services are delivered by our expert technical teams that know and understand the requirements inside and out. Additionally, UL’s close working relationship with all levels of government and regulatory bodies means we have a thorough understanding of the safety system.

UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. The UL Mark engenders trust enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. Everyone at UL shares a passion to make the world a safer place. We test, inspect, audit, certify, validate, verify, advise and train and we support these efforts with software solutions for safety and sustainability. For inquiries about our performance testing services, contact us at PerformanceSolutions@ul.com.