What tests for lighting products do not have to be undertaken in an EPA-recognized laboratory? Where can these tests, if any, be done?

As of Jan 1, 2011, EPA recognition is required for all laboratories conducting photometric testing for ENERGY STAR lighting products. Data obtained for other required test methods (electrical safety or electromagnetic interference (EMI), for example) do not need to be conducted in an EPA-recognized lab, but must still be submitted to a certification body (CB) for qualification of a product. See the ENERGY STAR Guide to EPA Laboratory Recognition by Lighting Category for more information.

Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) tests: EPA-recognized lighting laboratories are not required to be accredited for EMI testing. However, EPA requires that the CB ensure that the ENERGY STAR partner seeking to qualify its product(s) includes an EMI test report from a NVLAP- or A2LA-accredited or FCC laboratory.

Electrical safety testing: EPA-recognized lighting laboratories are not required to be accredited for electrical safety testing. However, EPA requires that the CB ensure that the ENERGY STAR partner seeking to qualify its product(s) includes an electrical safety test report from an OSHA NRTL  or a laboratory participating in a data acceptance program with an OSHA NRTL.

 

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  • Date Created: 6/3/2011
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