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”

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”

Compliance News You Can Use – October 2014

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Huge Changes Are Coming To The NRTL Program It’s being called a “Directive”. Since when? Are we being influenced by our EU counterparts? They are aligning the requirements with ISO/IEC17025 and 17065. More EU and international influence! Some NRTLs have been offering advice on how to get your products into compliance. Of course this is … Continue reading “Compliance News You Can Use – October 2014”

Compliance News You Can Use – July 2014

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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 this regard and has introduced the TL program for Drivers. Get … Continue reading “Compliance News You Can Use – July 2014”

Compliance News You Can Use – February 2014

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Compliance Tip: Non-Compliant Spacings Have you ever had non-compliant spacings? This is also called Creepage and Clearances. Call it what you want, when you don’t have the right distance between certain parts (see below), you need to take action. Uninsulated live parts and accessible dead metal Uninsulated live parts of opposite polarity Uninsulated live parts … Continue reading “Compliance News You Can Use – February 2014”

Compliance News You Can Use – December 2013

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Compliance Tip: Write the NRTL Descriptive Report in Your Favor Before the NRTL finishes their work, it is highly recommended you review the descriptive report so you don’t back yourself into a compliance nightmare. In the report, components of your product are called out in detail – manufacturer name, catalog number, ratings, dimensions, etc. Not … Continue reading “Compliance News You Can Use – December 2013”