Energy Efficiency Lighting Testing

Increase sales by demonstrating product performance and longevity with an experienced testing partner

With the growing threat of global warming, consumer demand is rising for energy efficient devices such as lighting products that can reduce utility costs. Manufacturers of lamps and luminaires have to meet this new demand while remaining abreast of rapidly changing regulations and energy labelling requirements in the various target markets. In the EU, for example, the initial stages of the (EC) 244/2009 and (EC) 245/2009 regulations have led to massive changes in the market. Manufacturers of directional and LED lighting as well as lighting control gear must now comply with the new (EU) 1194/2012 regulation. New energy labels according to (EU) 874/2012 are also emerging with additional categories for A+ and A++ for lamps and luminaires.

Manufacturers need to produce and package lighting devices that can win consumer recognition, take advantage of governmental green procurement policies and conform to energy-saving standards around the world. At the same time, it is important for companies to maintain a reputation for social and environmental responsibility. Consumers have concerns about the safety of products, how and where they are produced and what measures companies have taken to prevent inferior products from being manufactured.

Today, European and American companies are seeking partners and joint ventures in Asia to manufacture energy efficient lighting products at lower operational costs. As quality and safety interpretation varies from region to region, these companies require a certification partner with expertise in maintaining consistent product quality and gaining access to key markets.

TÜV SÜD provides energy efficient lighting testing for various types of luminaires and lamps including LED, fluorescent and halogen lighting products. Our services extend from ensuring compliance with legal requirements to quality assurance and certification. We also carry out all significant tests and provide all services needed to address consumer requirements and to make products ready for international competition.

We provide certifications that are backed by accredited bodies in the Europe, America and Asia, making them more trustworthy and credible. Our independent testing of customized processes includes customer goal-oriented testing, which increases customers’ confidence in your products. You can save time and money by having all necessary tests for CE (safety, eco-design, EMC, RoHS, etc.) under one roof.

Services

Description (An excerpt of standards we test to)

 TECHNOLOGIES SERVED
(FOR INDOOR, OURDOOR,
COMMERCIAL, STREET
OR HOME USE)

  • LED packages, LED modules, LED lamps, LED luminaires and LED light engines
  • Compact and induction fluorescent lamps, fluorescent lamps
  • Halogen lamp, HID lamps
  • Luminaires
  • Flashlights

PERFORMANCE TESTING

  • LM-79 & LM-80 Report, TM-21
  • IEC/PAS 62717, IEC/EN 62612, IEC/PAS 62722-2-1
  • IEC/EN 60969, IEC/EN 62639, IEC/EN 60081, IEC/EN 60901, IEC/EN 60188, IEC/EN 60357
  • CIE 13.3, CIE 15, CIE 121, CIE 127
  • EN 13032, IEC/EN 61341, EN 50285
  • U.S. IES: LM-9, LM-20, LM-40, LM-41,LM-65, LM-66, ANSI C 78.5, CSA C861, CAN/CSA 862,
  • AS/NZS 4787, AS/NZS 4934 ANSI/NEMA FL 1 flashlight performance test
  • LEDs tropical condition test, performance criteria and more
SAFETY INSPECTIONS
AND ASSESSMENT OF
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
FOR LAMPS AND LUMINAIRES
  • IEC/EN 62560, IEC 62633, IEC 62776, IEC/EC 62301
  • IEC/EN 60968, IEC/EN 62532, IEC/EN 60432-xx, IEC/EN 62035, IEC/EN 60598-xx
  • UL8750, UL 1993, UL 153, UL 1598
  • IEC/EN 62471, IEC/TR 62778, IEC/EN 62493 and more

EUROPE

  • (EC)244/2009: Ecodesign requirements for non-directional household lamps
  • (EC)245/2009: Ecodesign requirements for fluorescent lamps, HID lamps, and for ballast and luminaires operating such lamps
  • (EU)1194/2012: Ecodesign requirements for directional lamps, LED and related equipment
  • (EU)874/2012: Energy labelling of electrical lamps and luminaires
  • (EC)66/2010: EU Ecolabel – Light sources
  • TÜV SÜD ErP Mark, TÜV SÜD Eco-design Mark, TÜV SÜD Energy Mark
  • Lifecycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Blue Angel

NORTH AMERICA

  • U.S.: 10CFR 430 , ENERGY STAR®, DLC, LightingFacts label
  • California: CEC, LED lamp program
  • Canada: NRCan, EnerGuide-Label, ENERGY STAR®

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND

  • Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standard (GEMS)
  • ENERGY STAR®
  • Energy Efficiency Label

ASIA

  • Hong Kong: Mandatory & Voluntary Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme (MEELS)
  • Singapore: Singapore Green Label Scheme (SGLS)
  • Efficient Lighting Initiative (ELI)

ADDITIOPNAL INDIVIDUAL TESTING SERVICES

  • Electrical parameter, power factor, THD
  • Luminous flux, light distribution
  • Lamp warm-up time, starting time
  • Lumen maintenance, lamp survival factor
  • Colour temperature, colour consistency, colour rendering
  • Switching cycle
  • UV test, photobiological safety
  • IP-test, salt or sulphur mist test
  • EMC, EMF
  • RoHS, WEEE

DRIVER/BALLAST TESTING SERVICE

  • IEC/EN 62384 , IEC/EN 62386-207, IEC/EN 61347-xx
  • IEC/EN 50294 and more

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