TÜV SÜD Expands Its Services by Offering Global Approvals for Lighting in Atlanta

PEABODY, Mass.--()--Having added Certification Body Test Lab (CBTL) accreditation in Atlanta, TÜV SÜD can now test lighting and LED products for compliance in over 40 markets.

Lighting, luminaire and LED manufacturers that wish to sell internationally, will benefit from a single safety evaluation to the CB Scheme, which provides proof of compliance to safety regulations in over 40 counties. As one of only three organizations in the US with this accreditation, the TÜV SÜD Center of Excellence for Lighting in Atlanta, GA now offers a full scope of safety testing and photometric measurements at a single convenient location.

The CB Scheme, maintained by the International Electrotechnical Commission System for Conformity Testing and Certification of Electrical Equipment (IECEE), offers manufacturers an opportunity to increase global marketability. The scheme facilitates the international exchange and acceptance of product safety test results among participating national Certification Bodies for approval or certification in one or more countries, normally, without the need for additional testing. Manufacturers, distributors, and consumers benefit from the singular goal of “one standard, one test, accepted everywhere.”

In addition to electrical safety testing for lamps and luminaries, the Atlanta facility offers a full scope of EMC and wireless testing, photometric testing, including Design Lights Consortium, CEC Title 20 and Title 24, endurance, and energy efficiency, including the ENERGY STAR ® program. TÜV SÜD acts as a trusted advocate providing expertise in all areas of test and regulation, both mandatory and voluntary.

Standards added to the scope of the CB Testing Lab accreditation include:

IEC 60598-1         General Luminaires Requirements
IEC 60598-2-2         Recessed Luminaires
IEC 60598-2-4         Road & Street Luminaires
IEC 60598-2-5         Floodlights

These lighting standards are in addition to the existing CB Scope, which includes IEC 62368 and IEC 60950.

“We listened to our customers and responded by creating a Lighting Center of Excellence providing local access to test capabilities and engineering expertise for Worldwide approvals,” states Jan-Paul van Maaren, PhD, Vice President of Product Service. “Lighting and LED products are often manufactured in Asia, but R&D is prevalent in the US, and those engineers need access to an experienced testing staff they can trust.”

For more information on TÜV SÜD services in the Americas, visit www.tuv-sud-america.com.

TÜV SÜD is a premium quality, safety, and sustainability solutions provider that specialises in testing, inspection, auditing, certification, training, and knowledge services. Since 1866, the company has remained committed to its founding principle of protecting people, property and the environment from technology-related risks. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, TÜV SÜD is represented in more than 1,000 locations worldwide. TÜV SÜD operates globally with a team of more than 24,000 multi-disciplinary experts recognised as specialists in their respective fields. By combining impartial expertise with invaluable insights, the company adds tangible value to businesses, consumers and the environment. The aim of TÜV SÜD is to support customers with a comprehensive suite of services worldwide to increase efficiency, reduce costs and manage risk. www.tuv-sud.com

About TÜV SÜD America
TÜV SÜD America Inc., a subsidiary of TÜV SÜD AG (Munich, Germany), is a leading globally recognized testing and certification organization. TÜV SÜD's Business Assurance division provides management system certification services to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, AS9100, Safe Quality Food (SQF), and more. TÜV SÜD's Product Service division offers electrical and mechanical product safety, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing, environmental testing, NRTL and SCC certification, CE marking assistance, restricted substance services, international compliance services, and more. TÜV SÜD America also provides a comprehensive suite of services for the medical device sector as a European Union notified body for the medical device, active implantable medical device and in-vitro diagnostic device directives, and a complete service portfolio including ISO 13485 and MDSAP certification, FDA 510(k) and third-party inspections. The company's Industry Services division offers a full suite of services for pressure equipment manufacturers and materials producers exporting products to the European Community. The Industry Services division also includes TÜV SÜD Global Risk Consultants, the leading global provider of unbundled property loss control services. For more information visit www.tuv-sud-america.com/.


Andrew Robbins
Manager of Content Marketing
TÜV SÜD America Inc.
Phone: 813-284-2718
Email: Andrew.Robbins@tuvsud.com
Internet: www.tuv-sud-america.com