Lighting & HVAC
UL streamlines certification process for portable LED luminaires
By Alyssa Dalton
October 22, 2014 – UL has introduced a global certification program for portable luminaires, which it says covers a set of samples and tests that combine the requirements of both North American and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards that have not been formally harmonized as part of the CB Scheme, an international network of product certification organizations.
In addition to the streamlined process, the program permits the substitution of certain components and the alteration of various aesthetic elements in luminaire designs. This allows manufacturers to update their product lines more quickly to meet changing customer tastes, says UL.