8 May 2015
Meanings of Certificates
Meanings of Certificates
With the growth of LED lighting industry, the world has placed more emphasis on the quality of products. There are a number of certificates that guarantee the fulfillment of different requirements by area or sector, through safety testing of the products.
When you wants to by one of our products, ENARLUX wants to teach you the significance of each certifications we have, which allow us to sale our product in the whole world.
Certification UL (Underwritters Laboratory)
The UL is the most famous mark in the US and Latin America, los EE.UU. y Latino-américa, is emitted by Underwriters Laboratories. It means that a product has been tested by a nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL) and met the requirements of generally accepted standards of product safety. The products which carry this certificate are efficient an energy point of view according to UL.
Certification FCC (Federal Communication Commission)
The electronic products which carry this certificate are manufactured or sold in the US. It certifies that the electromagnetic interference of the device disclosed is below the limits established by this organization.
ETL (Electrical Testing Laboratories)
The mark of Electrical Testing Laboratories, ETL, comes form Intertek, is a global company that inspects and certifies products to ensure if they meet the safety standard.
It is the fastest growing certification in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
This certification mark indicates that the product has been tested to and has met the minimum requirements of a widely recognized (consensus) U.S. product safety standard, that the manufacturing site has been audited, and that the applicant has agreed to a program of periodic factory follow-up inspections to verify continued conformance.
LM-79 is a test procedure of IES for electric and photometric measurement of Solid State Lighting systems.
LM-80 is a test procedure of IES for the measurement of lumen maintenance of LED light sources. LM-80 covers measuring of lumen maintenance of assemblies and modules LEDs.
The DesignLights Consortium™ (DLC)
The DesignLights Consortium™ (DLC) is a project of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), a regional non-profit founded in 1996 whose mission is to serve the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to accelerate energy efficiency in the building sector through public policy, program strategies and education. The DLC promotes quality, performance and energy efficient commercial sector lighting solutions through collaboration among its federal, regional, state, utility, and energy efficiency program members; luminaire manufacturers; lighting designers and other industry stakeholders throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Over its 14 year history the DLC program has driven the lighting market towards innovation by providing information, education, tools and technical expertise for cutting edge technologies. Since 2010, the DLC has administered the Qualified Products List (QPL), a leading resource that distinguishes quality, high efficiency LED products for the commercial sector. Today, the QPL sets the bar for efficiency program incentives across the U.S. and Canada while informing manufacturer product development.
CB system is IECEE (International Electrotechnical Commission) established a global system of mutual recognition, there are 34 countries and 45 institutions take part in the mutual recognition of certification systems, namely IEC approved NCB Member States between the laboratories recognized each other’s inspection reports.
It is the only global process that allows mutual recognition of test results among affiliated organizations. Based on the International Standards IEC, CB certificate evaluates the electrical safety of products and its access to world markets. Products that have a CB certificate may obtain certifications local of electrical safety for the more than 50 countries adhering to the CB scheme.
Countries in the CB program: Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Finland, France, Germany, Japan , Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Serbia , Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, USA, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Hungary and Uruguay.
The american Energy Star certification marks the international standard of energy efficiency for all types of electronic products.
This certificate has been adopted by Japan, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Taiwan and the EU since created in the United States in 1992.
Lamps with this certificate consume at least 75% less than those do not have it. In addition, the electronic equipment usually also have ergonomic features.
ENEC is an abbreviation for “European Norms Electrical Certification”. These four letters are part of the registered trade mark that demonstrate that a product has been certified by one of the national certification institutes in Europe.
The ENEC is the European certification mark that applies to electrical products. Obtaining this mark is a voluntary act. It is a proof that the products stamped with it are fulfilling the European compliance requirements.
Once only focusing on luminaires, the ENEC (European Norms Electrical Certification) is now gaining in importance.
Since 2010, the ENEC mark is applied to the following product categories:
- Luminaires and related components
- Electrodomestic appliances
- IT devices
- Safety transformers
- Couplers, connectors
- Control devices, switches
- Capacitors and filters
This expansion results from the creation of a unique European safety mark that is strong and independent.
The European certification bodies in the electrical sector have opened the ENEC mark to manufacturers all around the world, thus enabling to improve the safety of electrical products to be launched on the European market.
Certificate CE (Unión Europea)
“CE” originally stood for “Communauté Européenne“, French for “European Community”, is a mandatory conformity marking for certain products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA). This makes the CE marking recognizable worldwide even to people who are not familiar with the European Economic Area. It is in that sense similar to the FCC used on certain electronic devices sold in the US.
The CE marking certifies that a product has met EU consumer safety, health or environmental requirements.
Certification ROHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances)
RoHS (Restriction of use of Hazardous substances) regulates the use of lead and other potentially hazardous components in electrical and electronic equipment. Therefore the product carring this mark means it do not contain any of those substances, compliance with the rules.
Certification TÜV SÜD
TÜV SÜD is a German company based in Munich specializing in certification, testing, auditing and training.
The certification mark is responsible for the compliance of international standards or the safety and quality conditions of TÜV SÜD.
The GS world mark is a valuable aid for conscious consumers when they are choosing products with high quality . It contributes to choose products free from harmful substances, shatter resistant and electrically safe. In addition, the GS test integrates numerous specific European directives of product and check if the manual operation is correct and complete.
SGS- UKAS certificate label (Société Générale de Surveillance y United Kingdom Accreditation Service)
UKAS: The Accreditation Service is the only UK national accreditation body recognized by the British government.
Société Générale de Surveillance jtogether with its subsidiaries and joint ventures, provides inspection, verification, testing and certification. SGS operates with 70,000 employees in more than 1,350 offices and laboratories around the world. Los productos que tengan esta certificación cumplen con la normativa de calidad y seguridad tanto a nivel de estos dos países (Reino Unido y Suiza) como a nivel internacional.
Products with this certification meet the standards of quality and safety at both of these two countries: Switzerland and United Kingdom as well as the whole world.
Special certificates for obstruction lighting
Certification ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization)
The International Civil Aviation Organization is responsible for studying everything related to international civil aviation regulations and promote unique standards in the world aviation.
Products with this certificate are allowed to be used in international civil aviation.
Certification FAA (Federal, Aviation, Administration)
The government is responsible for the regulation of all aspects of civil aviation in the United States.
Products with this certificate are allowed to be used in the US civil aviation.
Certificate for explosion-proof lighting
The EX logo is a marking for explosion protection equipment. It indicates that the equipment or system complies with the harmonised standards necessary to meet the requirements of the 94/9/EC Directive (ATEX product Directive, named after the French “ATmosphere EXplosible”).
The conditions of safety are: a) must have its own effective ignition source, b) aim to use potentially explosive atmospheres (mixtures of air), and c) be under normal atmospheric conditions.
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