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February 1st, 2018
UL Opens Center of Excellence Laboratory for Appliances, Lighting and HVAC in Carugate, Italy

MILAN/ CARUGATE, February 1, 2018 — UL, a global safety science organization, today celebrated the Grand Opening of its new Carugate-based center of excellence: a new laboratory for testing lighting, appliances, HVAC and gas products and equipment. The opening highlight was an official ceremony, in which the Mayor of the city of Carugate – Mr… read more

December 27th, 2017
Lumen Insights Issue 4 2017

Find our latest newsletter at the resource link below. Get insightful news on upcoming training opportunities for the lighting industry, ENERGY STAR® program updates, and much more. In this Issue: 100 Year Anniversary for UL 48: The UL Standard for Safety for Electric Signs Spotlight: Letter From Roberto Inclinati Upcoming UL Education & Training for the Lighting Industry The… read more

December 21st, 2017
Evaluating Sensors in Connected Lighting Products

This UL white paper discusses the use of sensors in connected lighting products and presents a case for the standardization of sensor performance. Beginning with a review of sensor technology and an overview of their growing importance, the paper then examines a sampling of current sensor standards and identifies key considerations for future technical standards… read more

December 21st, 2017
Emergency Lighting – No Role for Portable Luminaires

By: Michael Shulman / UL Principal Engineer Luminaires are addressed in several sections of the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70, the NEC), most specifically in Articles 410 and 411. Emergency luminaires are subject to additional regulations, not only in Article 700 of the NEC but also in Section 7.9 of the Life Safety Code, NFPA… read more

December 21st, 2017
Standards Corner – Issue 4 2017

By: Joe Musso / UL Standards Program Manager Standards information link here. Sign up for “What’s New” here by selecting “Join Email List” on the What’s New site to receive email notifications twice a month listing the various UL, UL Environment, and ULC Standards documents published during that timeframe.   Standards Update: UL 48 – Electric… read more

December 21st, 2017
Lighting and Architectural Lighting Design in a Process of Change

By: Joachim Ritter / PLDA Chairman More than 125 years have passed since the first electric light bulb was invented, and it is only now that the world has begun to understand the importance of light for human beings. Up to just a short while ago, artificial light was part of a purely technical discipline…. read more

December 21st, 2017
Recent Lighting Regulatory and Efficiency Program Updates

By: Austin Gelder / UL Lighting Performance Technical Advisor In the ever-changing world of lighting regulations, it is difficult to find the time to monitor when a change is happening, and it is even harder to decipher the regulatory language to determine how it will impact a given set of products. Fortunately, UL can help… read more

December 21st, 2017
The Evolution of Sign Safety

By: Lee Hewitt / UL Principal Engineer for Signs 2002-2015 UL48 IN THE BEGINNING The foundation of electrical product safety and the genesis of the UL organization itself began at the end of the 19th century with the development of electricity as a source of energy for nearly all products and, in particular, lighting and… read more

December 21st, 2017
100 Year Anniversary for UL 48: The UL Standard for Safety for Electric Signs

By: Randy Wright, Owner, RKW Consulting and Electrical/Neon Consultant for the US Sign Council In this article Randy reminisces about his involvement with UL 48 over the past 40 years. The electric sign industry and UL have collaborated to provide a reasonable safety standard to fabricate electric signs. During the mid-1980’s, the powers that be… read more

December 19th, 2017
Recorded Webinar: Lighting Systems and Cybersecurity – Are Your Systems Ready?

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE RECORDING > The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling more sophisticated capabilities through network-connected products and systems. As a result, residential and commercial lighting systems are becoming more interconnected and networkable. According to many recent industry reports and the U.S. government, and as we have all observed in the news,… read more