The DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the widespread
adoption of high–performing commercial lighting solutions. The DLC promotes high–quality, energy–efficient
lighting products in collaboration with utilities and energy efficiency program members, manufacturers, lighting
designers, and federal, state, and local entities. Through these partnerships, the DLC establishes product quality
specifications, facilitates thought leadership, and provides information, education, tools and technical expertise.
UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety
solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy and
nanotechnology. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people,
products and places in important ways, facilitating trade and providing peace of mind.
Restrictions of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and RoHS II Directive (Recast – 2011/65/EU)
Since July 2006, EU Member States have to ensure that new electrical and electronic items placed on the market do not contain any of the hazardous substances numerated in ROHS II.
The maximum concentration values are the followings:
- Lead (0,1%)
- Cadmium (0,01%)
- Mercury (0,1%)
- Hexavalent chromium (0,1%)
- Polybrominated biphensyl (PBB) (0,1%)
- Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) (0,1%)
Annex III numerates the exempted applications for Lighting.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency that is directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC’s jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.
All devices that operate at a clock rate of 9 kHz are required to test their product to the appropriate FCC Code.
Lighting products that have earned the ENERGY STAR certification deliver exceptional features, while using less energy. Saving energy helps you save money on utility bills and protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the fight against climate change. Light fixtures that have earned the ENERGY STAR certification translate to quality, cutting edge design and the latest in efficient technology.
image of light fixture ENERGY STAR Certified Fixtures:
- Use 70-90% less energy and produce about 70% less heat than traditional models using incandescent light bulbs.
- Distribute light more efficiently and effectively — with custom design around the efficient light source to get the best performance.
- Come in hundreds of decorative styles including portable fixtures — such as table, desk and floor lamps — and hard-wired options such as front porch, dining room, kitchen ceiling and under-cabinet, hallway ceiling and wall, bathroom vanity fixtures, and more
- Deliver convenient features such as dimming on some indoor models and automatic daylight shut-off and motion sensors on outdoor models.
- Last 15-25 times longer and come with a manufacturer-back warranty of at least three years.
The “CB” in CB Scheme stands for Certification Body. The official name of the CB Scheme is actually the “Scheme of the IECEE for Mutual Recognition of Test Certificates for Electrical Equipment”. The CB Scheme is an international program for exchange and acceptance of product safety test results among participating laboratories and certification organizations around the world. The CB Scheme offers manufacturers a simplified way of obtaining multiple national safety certifications for their products.
The CE mark certifies that the products have met EU health, safety and environmental requirements that ensure consumer and workplace safety. All manufacturers in the EU and abroad must affix the CE mark to those products covered by the “New Approach” directives in order to market their products in Europe.