By Anthony Capkun
January 16, 2015 – UL is notifying consumers and retailers that certain I-Save Energy GmbH LED tubes bear an unauthorized ENEC-15 Mark, meaning they have not been evaluated by UL to any standards for safety, so it is unknown whether they comply with any safety requirements.
ENEC is a Mark for electrical products demonstrating compliance with European standards, mainly related to safety.
The warning involves T8 LED tubes:
Besides the unauthorized ENEC-15 Mark, the product bears the following information:
i-SAVE T8 LED Tube
Model: T8G0254X12040W-12 (may vary, as per models listed above)
Voltage: 90-240 V 50/60Hz
The products are known to be sold at www.installerdirect.com and may have been sold at other locations.
It is unknown how many, if any, units made it into Canada.
Photo courtesy UL.