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Testing and certification for the lighting industry

Work with us for the highest level of service in lighting testing, safety certification, performance Verification, quality assurance, advisory services and beyond. We keep you informed on requirements so you can stay ahead of issues that might affect the flow of inventory. Our combination of global reach and local presence allows us to deliver innovative, customized solutions to streamline testing and simplify the certification process.

Explore the ways our expert engineers can help you maximize your return on investment in the lighting space:

  • Safety certification
  • Performance, energy efficiency testing and verification
  • Advisory services
  • Global Market Access
  • Multiple Listing Service for UL certified products
  • Quality control and package performance testing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Interoperability
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and wireless testing

UVC Light Testing and Certification

The COVID-19 pandemic has many people thinking about ways to disrupt its spread. Since the late 1800s, we have known that ultraviolet (UV) light can provide effective sanitization, being used for germicidal purposes.

Recently, we have seen a growing trend where ultraviolet germicidal devices on offer do not include effective means for containment or limitation of UVC exposure. Questions about the safety risks of such applications continue to grow.

Together we will determine what can be evaluated and how to arrange for testing — our laboratories are fully operational to meet your needs. Some of the benefits of performance testing are:

  • Helping ensure you have addressed risks to eyes and skin from exposure to UVC light
  • Confirming the UVC output from your devices with measurable radiance and irradiance levels
  • Easing the path toward global market access by addressing requirements of IEC 62471

Work with UL to help ensure that your products meet the requirements to safely use UVC light, with proper labels to warn users of the dangers of exposure and photobiological assessment to address personal injury concerns for UVC.

  • Consumer products with contained UVC sources
  • Commercial/healthcare products with UVC sources
  • Components integrated inside UVC equipment (ballasts, LED drivers, UVC light sources, controls and sensors)
  • Commercial lighting products with UVC sources (Upper Room UV germicidal irradiation, hybrid lighting systems, UVA and 405 nm systems)

Entrust your brand to our experts in HVACR testing

Our experienced engineers are at the forefront of industry technology, driving heating ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry compliance through their active leadership in HVACR standards and programs development, industry technical groups, and global conferences. We can help you meet evolving global regulatory expectations in the sectors of:

  • Heating
  • Ventilation
  • Air conditioning
  • Commercial refrigeration

Our team of knowledgeable engineers can help you maximize your return on investment in the HVACR space with:

  • Safety testing and certification
  • Performance, energy efficiency testing and verification
  • Advisory services
  • Global Market Access solutions
  • Connected technologies and cybersecurity services
  • Flammable refrigerants testing
  • Pressure Equipment Directive (PED)

Trusted appliance testing and certification experts

Rely on our expertise, integrity and deep understanding of regulatory requirements to help you protect your brand and streamline bringing appliances to your target markets.

Appliance testing and certification services

Our engineers can help you maximize your return on investment in the appliances space through offerings that include:

  • Safety testing and certification
  • Performance, energy efficiency testing and verification
  • Advisory services
  • Global Market Access
  • Connected technologies and cybersecurity

Testing and certification services for a diverse appliances industry

  • Household appliances
  • Commercial and professional appliances
  • Small appliances
  • Power tools and lawn and garden machinery
  • Door, gate and window operators and systems
  • Components and controls
  • Pool and spa

Advancing battery safety science to deliver trust and acceptance in global markets

For decades, UL’s expert engineers and advisers have been helping manufacturers fulfill safety requirements and boost confidence and innovation in batteries. We test and certify standby, primary and secondary batteries for various applications, with a focus on lithium types, to key national and international regulations. We’ll help identify the potential safety issues, develop a plan for standards testing, while also helping you understand how your products perform. Test your products for safety or performance, expand market access and speed to market by engaging with our customizable services and helpful experts.

Components

We work with manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers to help them bring safer, smarter products to market. We offer a comprehensive set of services throughout the entire development cycle, providing you with single destination testing and advisory services. We work closely with key international regulatory agencies, code authorities and manufacturers on the development of consensus-based standards and services for emerging technologies within your industry. Our expertise gives you confidence that your components will be validated against current market specifications.

Motor and Pump Certification Services

Our services include energy efficiency Verification, performance testing, a precertification review, or a full compliance assessment. You can take advantage of our bundled services to maximize efficiency. We can conduct one evaluation to certify your product for access to multiple countries.

  • Our go-to market services include:
    • CB certificates
    • Type certificates/test reports
    • Safety certifications
    • International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)-based insulation system evaluations
    • ATEX and International Electrotechnical Commission Explosive (IECex)
    • Certificates of Conformance (CoC)

Power Supply Test and Certification

Streamline your global market access for industrial power supplies with CB, CE and/or UL Mark certification. In response to the industry’s harmonization requests, we now offer an alternate path to certification for power supplies with IEC/UL/EN 61010-2-201, the Standard for Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control, and Laboratory Use.

Whether you are planning power supply production for U.S. markets or international markets, we will help you from start to finish with your compliance and certification needs.

Retail

UL is trusted by brand owners and retailers as a safety and quality partner. Our testing, inspection, auditing, training, and advisory services help manufacturers and suppliers meet rigorous regulatory demands, secure supply chains, and speed products to market.

Toys

UL’s toy safety testing programs help you meet global regulatory compliance through our expert knowledge in the industry. We have solutions to address common requirements such as ASTM F963, European and GB mandatory standards, CPSC requirements, and REACH regulation.

UL’s global team of experts can develop comprehensive quality assurance programs to help ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and brand specifications. No matter where in the world you source or sell, our network of accredited laboratories and field services can help mitigate supply chain risk and launch products that delight both children and parents.

Our global accreditations

UL is accredited by several accreditation boards and associations, including ACLASS, UKAS, CNAS, CMA, and HOKLAS. Additionally, UL is registered with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as an accredited laboratory for CPSIA third-party testing. Our worldwide laboratories perform toy safety testing to all regional regulatory requirements including California Proposition 65, and Chemicals of High Concern State legislation, e.g., Washington, Oregon, and Vermont.

Our laboratory in Italy, IISG, is accredited by CGCRE (Coordenação Geral de Acreditação) for the Brazilian market — accreditation n. CRL 0482 — and holds Notified Body status under the EU Toy Safety Directive.

We have a comprehensive suite of services, including toy safety testing, certification, quality assurance inspections, responsible sourcing, sustainability, and critical business intelligence solutions.

Textiles, Apparel and Footwear

Our state-of-the-art laboratories around the world will help determine whether the products our customers manufacture, sell and distribute comply with global regulations while meeting consumer expectations for quality, fit, and durability. We have significant experience in helping luxury brands maintain stringent quality controls across the entire supply chain.

We help ensure your products meet quality, safety, and social standards from factory to shelf. UL’s textile and apparel testing offers quality and safety assurance services for textiles and apparel.

Our services in the textiles and clothing sector include:

  • Audits and certification
  • CPSIA
  • Eco-design
  • Inspection
  • REACH
  • Testing
  • Training

Premiums, Promotional and Licensed Goods

In today’s promotional products, premium gifts, and licensed goods industry, it can be challenging for retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers to meet changing compliance and safety regulations. UL can help safeguard your company’s reputation and products through our comprehensive promotional products, premium gifts, and licensed goods safety testing.

We have the global capacity and expertise to deliver a total risk management solution to the premiums and promotional products industry. We can help you protect your brand, and bring products to market quickly, without jeopardizing quality or compliance.

Food Safety Testing Services and Solutions

  • Responsible Sourcing
  • Global Food Safety Initiatives
    • Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Certification and Training
  • Second Party Auditing
  • Vendor Qualification
    • Supplier Auditing and Qualification
  • Online Food Safety Manager and Handler Training
  • Online Alcohol Seller Server Training
  • Online Allergen Training
  • HACCP Planning
  • Brand Auditing
  • Additional Advisory Services for Project Needs

Private Label

We offer a full suite of services for private label products, at any stage in the supply chain from product conception to the retail shelves. Our global inspection services provide a key checkpoint in any global quality assurance program to help verify that private label products meet specifications prior to release and shipment. Our Supplier Quality Audits and Certifications help you build and monitor quality systems while our responsible sourcing services can help you address supply chain responsibility issues and fulfill corporate social responsibility goals.

Jewelry

Our global jewelry team includes multilingual GIA Gemologists and Diamond Graduates. From quality assurance and responsible sourcing to product safety testing and Global Market Access services, we are the jewelry industry’s trusted partner.

Why UL

Leverage our proven expertise in safety, testing and certification across multiple industries to solve your go-to-market challenges. Whether you’re struggling to untangle regulatory complexities or want to bring new transparency to your supply chain, need to demonstrate the quality and performance of your products or quickly bring innovative offerings to markets around the world, we deliver the experience and solutions that enable you to maintain your competitive edge.

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