With the rapid development of LED industry, China is gradually developing into a major production base and export base of the global LED lighting products, there are a large number of LED lighting companies high-quality LED products are transported to all over the world, certified beginning to show its importance.
The main countries have announced the certification standards for LED lighting products: China CCC certification, 3C certification mark of the name “China Compulsory Certification” (English name for the “China Compulsory Certification”, the abbreviation “CCC”), who in China belongs to the compulsory certification of products on the market must be forced through this certification. North America UL certification, the U.S. private security testing body – Underwriters Laboratories (by Underwriter Laboratories Inc.) made product safety certification. Products have passed UL certification is a ticket to enter the North American market. UL certification has become one of the world’s most stringent certification. European Union CE certification, this certification is a safety certification mark, the manufacturer is considered the passport to open and enter the European market. International CB certification, the CB Scheme is a global mutual recognition system, the IECEE establish a set of electrical products from repetitive testing, enterprise application for certification of other countries will be able to obtain access card to enter the country market.
In addition to the standard certification of the above products, the Chinese CQC voluntary certification, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) product safety certification, product safety and quality certification of Germany TUV Rheinland (TUV), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Electromagnetic Interference standard certification or certification standards.
“With the gradual decline of the price of the LED lighting, LED products have moved into the indoor and outdoor lighting market, but the uneven quality has also led to numerous problems.” Green Lighting Shanghai Organizing Committee official said: “Compared to Asia, LED lamps in the high acceptance of U.S. and European markets, wishing to enter the market for the two places is not easy, the main threshold lies in the strict technical and safety standards. “It is reported that a number of mandatory lighting standard from 2012 onwards on the road, out of poor-quality products at the same time, will drive the LED lighting market reshuffle.
Mainland and Taiwan – July 29, 2011, the GB Commission officially launched the “reflective self-ballasted LED lamp performance requirements”, “reflective self-ballasted LED lamp performance testing methods”, “LED downlight performance requirements 4 project standards. Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs Bureau of Standards, “in recent years have worked a number of standards, following the LED street lamp specification by the end of 2010, enacted three common LED interior light standard, including LEDT8 straight tube lamp, LED Spotlights as well as light steel frame lights (including flat-panel lights).
The EU market – starting in 2013, the EU announced the enforcement of the standards of the human body electromagnetic radiation safety norms. EU set for LED lighting products a number of mandatory requirements, including the CE-LVD directive for low voltage LED lamps detection; CE-EMC test EMC Directive. Furthermore, if the GS mark for Germany and German Sambo (PAHS Phthalate NP) of the logo, product prices can be higher and would be more trust and welcomed by consumers.
The North American market – the North American market also must meet the requirements of electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility and power consumption. In October 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a new version of the solid-state lighting and light-to-market norms, is expected from April 2012 to enforce. LM-80 is considered the ticket to enter the U.S. market. Not been validated LED package and grain plants, into the U.S. market in the future probably will be subjected to hinder.