We offer comprehensive assistance to the lighting industry, covering compliance and regulatory issues, laboratory testing, training and problem solving.
The technology used within the lighting industry has changed significantly over the last 10 years as the drive for lower energy consumption has intensified.
The incandescent light bulb, once the standard of domestic lighting, has been replaced by lower energy consumption equivalents, particularly LED, where the technology continues to develop at a rapid pace. This means that individual products available on the market may be updated on a regular basis.
The assessment of lighting products forms a significant part of York EMC Services’ business and we work with a diverse range of manufacturers to help them with the CE marking and other global compliance certifications. Our three UKAS accredited test laboratories offer pre-compliance and compliance testing for lighting electronics.
Please refer to our UKAS schedule for full details of specific standards we are accredited to and contact us for a full list of standards we can test to.
Unlike an incandescent light bulb, compact fluorescent and LED lighting both have the capability to produce significant conducted and radiated electromagnetic emissions. They may also be susceptible to electromagnetic disturbances generated, for example, by mobile phones and other products connected to the same mains power network.
We have in depth knowledge and experience of EMC in the lighting industry and offer testing of lighting equipment including
- Street light controllers
- A comprehensive range of LED street lamps
- LED lamps for household use
- Lighting for medical applications
Our accredited testing for compliance with the EMC Directive (2014/30/EU) for CE marking includes
- Emissions testing to EN 55015
- Harmonics and flicker testing to EN 61000-3-2 and EN 61000-3-3
- Immunity testing to EN 61547
Electrical Safety and EMF
We offer specialist EMF measurements for lighting products to EN 62493, required for their CE Marking under the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU.
We also have a subcontract provision of accredited electrical safety and other testing services such as light quality, shock and vibration for CE marking purposes, and Global Market Access via the CB Scheme, including Met Mark access to North America and Canada.
We can advise manufacturers on managing their regulatory risk to ensure that they get their product to market quickly and efficiently, whilst protecting their brand reputation. In particular, we can provide guidance on
- Procurement strategies
- Families of similar products
- Risk assessments
- Technical documentation preparation
- Design consultancy
- Notified Body assessment of EMC Technical Documentation
- On-going compliance
We offer training at various levels, from one-day Essentials courses through to five-day fundamentals helping manufacturers and their supply chains to achieve on-going compliance to a number of CE Marking Directives including the EMC, Low Voltage and Radio Equipment Directives.