Manufacturers submit LED lighting products to 3rd party testing to verify performance claims, making it easier for consumers to make a fair judgment or comparison of products. Our products have earned certifications, including the following:
UL® operated under its own authority as an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization. To establish certification, samples of a product submitted by manufacturers for certification are tested and evaluated. Testing and evaluation are performed in UL’s laboratories or in laboratories qualified by UL assessment and ongoing monitoring. Only UL reviews the results of all testing and evaluation and decides if the product is eligible for certification.
LED Lighting Facts® is a program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that showcases LED products for general illumination from manufacturers who commit to testing products and reporting performance results according to industry standards. Once the DOE verifies that the product operates as claimed, participating manufacturers may use the label to disclose lumens, efficacy, watts, CCT and CRI.
The DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) is a project of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), a collaboration of utility companies and energy efficiency programs throughout the United States. Over its 14 year history the DLC program has driven the lighting market by providing information, education, tools and technical expertise for cutting edge technologies. The DLC QPL (Qualified Products List) is intended to ensure that only high-quality, high-performance, tested and verified LED products will be eligible for rebate participating programs. Today, the QPL sets the bar for efficiency program incentives.
Earning the ENERGY STAR certification means the product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Lighting products that have earned the ENERGY STAR label deliver exceptional features, while using less energy. Saving energy helps you save money on utility bills and protects the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
ENERGY STAR Certified Light Bulbs:
• Use about 70-90% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs
• Last 10 to 25 times longer
• Meet strict quality and efficiency standards that are tested by accredited labs and certified by a third party
• Produce about 70-90% less heat, so it’s safer to operate and can cut energy costs associated with home cooling
RoHS, also known as Lead-Free, stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS originated in the European Union and restricts the use of six hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. The substances banned under RoHS are lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). To become certified, all products must pass an audit by RoHS, inspecting the manufacturing process and product.