Compliance News You Can Use – January 2016

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COMPLIANCE TIP: STRAIN RELIEF We see a lot of nice products, but many times they fail some tests for construction issues. It’s mostly due to the designers not knowing the requirements. Most cord connected products must undergo a Strain Relief test. This test makes sure the design adequately keeps strain off the connection from the … Continue reading “Compliance News You Can Use – January 2016”

Compliance News You Can Use – September 2015

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Product Safety Consulting Presents… We are pleased to introduce Denise Dougherty as the newest member of the Product Safety Consulting (PSC) team. Denise, who started July 2015, is an accomplished engineer with an MBA that includes extensive knowledge in compliance certification and business development. Denise has worked for and with notable Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories … Continue reading “Compliance News You Can Use – September 2015”

Compliance News You Can Use – April 2015

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LIGHTFAIR Flashback – Helping companies achieve Certification An established fountain manufacturer came to us at a previous Lightfair inquiring about their first underwater LED lighting project. LED technology was new to them and presented many unique challenges for their lighting systems. To make matters worse, they were operating under a tight schedule. Product Safety Consulting … Continue reading “Compliance News You Can Use – April 2015”

Compliance News You Can Use – March 2015

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Follow up to our July 2014 newsletter which offered the following Compliance Tip: Designating the Correct Driver Can Save Time and Money LED Drivers have always been in the Recognized Component program at UL. One problem is being able to use multiple suppliers of Drivers without having temperature testing being repeated. UL was proactive in … Continue reading “Compliance News You Can Use – March 2015”

Straight Talk on DLC, Energy Star and Lighting Facts Testing

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There’s a lot of confusion out there regarding Energy Star, Lighting Facts, DLC, etc.  Hopefully this will simplify the issue and help you get your hands around it. Energy Star is for many Residential Products.  Lighting of course being one of them.  However, Energy Star does not include Commercial Equipment.  With all kinds of pressure … Continue reading “Straight Talk on DLC, Energy Star and Lighting Facts Testing”

Compliance News You Can Use – January 2015

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Will my product be compliant or non-compliant? That is the question. Even if you fully understand the procedure, there are plenty of areas in the safety approval process where the lighting manufacturer can get hung up. The best way to deal with these is to incorporate them into the design phase, before you’ve spent time … Continue reading “Compliance News You Can Use – January 2015”

Compliance News You Can Use – December 2014

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Wishing Everyone a Safe and Festive Holiday Season! Bright Ideas For Lights   Indoors or outside, always use lights that have been tested for safety by a recognized testing laboratory that indicates conformance with safety standards. Check each set of lights, new or old, for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose … Continue reading “Compliance News You Can Use – December 2014”

5 Ways to Make UL Lighting Certification Easier

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One of the things we’ve learned over the years is that getting a safety mark for products that need approval to UL lighting standards is never as straightforward as it seems. In fact, many larger manufacturers have invested millions in dedicated compliance engineering and laboratory facilities in-house to ensure the process goes smoothly for them. … Continue reading “5 Ways to Make UL Lighting Certification Easier”