Why We Should Choose The LED Lamps With CE & UL?
Ever noticed those odd symbols on a led lamps, a light fixture, or the spec sheets indicating it’s CE or UL listed? Ever wonder what those listings really mean? These listings and certifications indicate whether or not a product has met certain regulations. They can also tell you where a light bulb or fixture can be used, such as indoor versus outdoor and dry, damp, or wet locations. Also these labels have promise the safety and performance for you.
What is UL?
The Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that test products for established, self-published safety standards. UL is the most well-known listing and is used all over the globe. A product can be UL Listed or Recognized. UL Listed is the most common UL certification and means samples of the product have been tested and determined to meet the necessary safety standards. UL Recognized indicates parts of a product that are designed to be part of a whole have been tested and approved for that particular use. For example, UL wet location LED Lamps have been tested to withstand not only high humidity, but also direct contact with water so they can be used outside without requiring an enclosed fixture.
What is CE?
CE is the abbreviation of “Conformité Européene” which is French for European Conformity. The CE mark is required for certain products before they can be sold within the European Economic Area (EEA) which includes all European Union countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway. These countries responsible for banning products and will issue fines for non-compliance. If you plan to buy lighting fixtures or electrical components within Europe, look for the CE mark first.
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