CSA opens new 30,000 sf. LED testing lab in Atlanta – Nov 2011
By Alyssa Dalton
December 12, 2011 – CSA International has unveiled a new 30,000 sf. testing facility in Atlanta, Ga., which it said will address the growing demand for energy-efficient lighting products and new lighting standards. The laboratory provides testing and certification of LED and lighting products to more than 75 different standards, as well as required third-party Energy Star testing, it added.
“This advanced laboratory facility will offer our clients a unique advantage in speed to market as we can a provide full suite of service offerings in one location to address their overall needs for Energy Star evaluation along with testing and certification of lighting products,” said Rich Weiser, vice president for U.S. and Mexico operations, CSA Group. “This lab further expands CSA’s overall capabilities and capacity in the U.S. to better enable it to deliver strategic regional and localized services to meet the growing demands our clients in the rapidly growing LED lighting product market.”
According to CSA, the new lab is more than three times the size of CSA’s previous lighting lab in Atlanta and has the capacity to test thousands of lighting products for safety, light output, heat output, endurance and light dispersion. The lab also provides full LM79 testing, complete NRCan testing and offers new automotive headlight testing.
“To ensure that LED lighting products will last for thousands of hours, they are tested at room temperature as well as under adverse conditions in rooms heated to 45°C (113°F),” said CSA.