LIA lab to help police Euro product standards

The Lighting Industry Association’s new state-of-the-art, 12,500 square feet laboratory has won a contract to test products as part of a European standards policing initiative.

The objective of the LightingEurope’s Compliant Lighting Initiative is to support the placing of compliant lighting products on the European market through tough market surveillance, safe and good quality lighting products for consumers in Europe; as well as a level playing field and fair competition for industry players.

A significant number of lighting products, including those from LightingEurope members, are being tested on behalf of the Initiative by various independent test laboratories in Europe including the LIA Laboratories.

The LIA’s Laboratories were opened earlier this year and are purposely designed and ready to meet testing and certification requirements for LED lamps from producers, importers or other label owners.  The samples will be tested for safety, photometric performance and life testing compliance.

In the case of non-compliance, affected manufacturers and distributors will be informed of the results with the request to take appropriate action. Product related allegations raised in the LightingEurope initiative will also be communicated if needed to the relevant national market surveillance authorities.

‘The LIA is proud to be involved with such an important and respected initiative, which is pro-actively striving to protect the reputation and health of the European Lighting Industry and those involved’ said LIA chief Steve Davies.