Lamp Testing Services

An overview of our testing services for lamp products

An overview of our testing services for lamp products

Accessing the global market with your lamp products

Ensuring that your lamp product is in compliance with your target country or region’s requirements and programs is necessary to getting onto the market.  An experienced, independent testing laboratory provides assistance in developing an efficient and cost-effective plan that addresses all testing requirements.

Lamp testing assesses compliance with a wide range of safety and performance-related matters, including:

  • Electrical safety
  • Electromagnetic emissions and immunity (EMC/EMI)
  • Energy efficiency
  • Photometric, Electrical and Thermal Performance
  • Photobiological safety
  • Endurance, Lifetime 

Specific tests required by regulatory authorities or voluntary energy efficiency programs may vary, depending on the type of technology and its intended use, as well as the geographic market in which the product will be sold.

Our Testing Services

TÜV SÜD’s state-of-the-art laboratory in Atlanta, GA is an accredited photometry testing and certification facility. We offer a comprehensive suite of testing, certification and advisory services on the regulations, standards, and voluntary energy efficiency programs applicable to lamps. TÜV SÜD technical experts can also assist in product design and development, quality testing, environmental certification, and transport monitoring, and can provide customized services in support of global supply chain activities.

TÜV SÜD services for lamps include:

Service Description


TÜV SÜD testing laboratories are equipped to conduct specific tests consistent with the requirements of all applicable standards and voluntary schemes, such as the industry recognized LM79:

  • Luminous Flux and Luminous Efficacy
  • Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) and Chroma x/y coordinates in the CIE 1931 chromaticity diagram
  • Determination of color binning (MacAdam ellipses, ANSI Quadrangles)
  • Color Rendering Index (CRI)
  • Electrical Characteristics (Input & Output Power, Input & Output Current, THD - Total Harmonic Distortion, Power Factor)
  • Start Time (in milliseconds)
  • Light Distribution (.ies files, Beam Angle measurement)
  • Dimming, Noise and Flicker
  • Life Testing and Lumen Maintenance (TM-21, LM-84)
  • Horticultural Lighting (PAR, SQD, PPFD)
  • TM-33, LM-63 (.ies), SPDX output files


We offer the following certification services for lighting products:
  • ENERGY STAR certification and registration
  • EU CE Mark - The product passport to the EU market
  • NRTL Mark - safety certification for the US and Canada
  • IECEE CB Scheme report - As a CB Scheme recognized laboratory, TÜV SÜD is able to provide manufacturers with CB reports, which can be converted into national certification of many countries
  • TÜV SÜD EMC Mark - TÜV SÜD electromagnetic compatibility certification mark, indicates that the product's compliance to electromagnetic requirements have been tested and its manufacturing processes have been strictly evaluated by TÜV SÜD
  • TÜV SÜD ErP Mark - TÜV SÜD ErP instruction certification mark, indicates that the product’s compliance to ErP instructions requirements have been met and manufacturing processes have been strictly appraised by TÜV SÜD
  • Australian C-Tick - Certification of electromagnetic compatibility for Australia and New Zealand
  • Japan PSE Mark - A mandatory mark required by all electronic appliances and materials that are sold in Japan

EU Directives and Regulations

TÜV SÜD’s lamp and luminaire testing and certification services help you demonstrate compliance with requirements of directives and regulations in effect in the European Union (EU), including:

  • (EU)2019/2020 amended by (EU)2021/341 – Basis: ErP 2009/125/EC – (Construction requirement, Information requirements, packaging)
  • (EU)2019/2020 amended by (EU)2021/341 – Basis: ErP 2009/125/EC – (Efficiency, Functional requirements, Information requirements, technical documentation)
  • (EU)2015/2020 amended by (EU)2021/340 – Basis: Energy Label (EU)2017/1369 – (Energy Label, EPREL Database, Product Information Sheet, Information requirements for in-shop sales, advertisement, online sales)

Separate control gear

  • (EU)2019/2020 amended by (EU)2021/341 – Basis: ErP 2009/125/EC - (Efficiency, Information requirements, technical documentation)

Other requirements

We can offer testing in support of all other international regulations and standards for lighting applications.

TÜV SÜD Atlanta's accredited photometry testing and certification facility


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