UL supports the decorative lighting industry in its desire to develop new products to drive consumer demand. We work with the industry to develop services and certifications that enable fast access to the market for safe, innovative products.

We test decorative lighting products to ANSI/UL 588, the Standard for Safety of Seasonal Use Decorative-Lighting Products.

UL offers a service bundle that includes ENERGY STAR® qualification, which is key to increasing product competitiveness in this market. In addition to improving product appeal and helping manufacturers market their energy-saving decorative lighting strings to the North American market, UL’s integrated compliance solution adds value by offering both safety and energy-efficiency testing for decorative lighting strings in a single program that simplifies the application process and reduces administrative costs for manufacturers. Additionally, this offering helps enable manufacturers to meet shipment deadlines through more effective integrated compliance assessment processes that allow them to have better control of the testing and certification work.

To help customers clearly differentiate their products in the marketplace, address counterfeit UL Marks or labels, and protect brand value, UL introduced the Gold Hologram security label. This enables product traceability across the supply chain and gives customers the opportunity to instantly verify compliant products in the field, a feature that no other certification body offers.

UL works with the seasonal lighting industry to determine that products sold in the U.S. market comply with the applicable requirements. Along with the Follow-Up program, UL conducts surveillance in the marketplace regularly to help minimize the presence of noncompliant products.


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