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UL first-time partner at PLDC…

…or what has a safer world to do with lighting?

UL_Enterprise_red_4cPLDC is proud that every aspect of the lighting design market will be discussed at PLDC in the interest of the future for lighting. Many manufacturers are currently introducing their latest developments and services. At PLDC they will be discuss and developing new ideas and creating new trends together with lighting designers.

But safety is also an important element of the future. Developments must be of high technical quality. This is where UL – the abbreviation for Underwriters Laboratories – helps and guides with information and services. UL certifies, validates, tests, inspects, audits, and advises and trains. They provide the knowledge and expertise to help customers navigate growing complexities across the supply chain from compliance and regulatory issues to trade challenges and market access. In this way, UL facilitate global trade and deliver peace of mind.

UL works closely with a variety of diverse stakeholders to help make the world safer. They optimize the supply chain for manufacturers and retailers and lead in the measures/initiatives/efforts/programs that facilitate global trade. UL collaborates to establish standards that create level playing fields and work to develop new pathways for the latest innovations.

UL services and expertise bring new opportunities to light.

Rapidly evolving thinking about energy efficiency and public safety – along with exciting technological advances – is driving the evolution of the lighting industry, providing greater opportunities and growing challenges. Leverage UL’s safety science expertise, worldwide presence, and active involvement in the lighting industry to gain accelerated access to the global marketplace and to meet regulatory requirements.

UL works to build relationships with the entire lighting supply chain, including manufacturers, retailers, showrooms, designers, regulatory authorities, government agencies and consumers. UL is the only independent laboratory currently serving on the Zhaga Consortium Steering Committee, an industry group that is developing specifications to enable interchangeability for LED light sources made by multiple manufacturers.

The breadth of UL’s service offerings enables our customers to take advantage of cost-saving bundling offers and to eliminate unnecessary redundant testing. UL helps customers meet the performance and energy efficiency requirements in support of programs such as ENERGY STAR®, California Energy Commission, DesignLights Consortium, Lighting Facts, NRCan and Zhaga. Additionally, UL regularly conducts testing to IESNA LM-79, IESNA LM-80, IESNA LM-82 and fluorescent lamp ballast testing requirements. UL’s trusted expertise and network of accredited global laboratories convincingly demonstrates adherence to safety and energy efficiency standards to regulatory authorities.

UL offers targeted services to meet the particular needs of every facet of the lighting industry. And businesses can easily upgrade to UL’s quality services and unmatchable benefits.
Lighting designers and specifiers who are involved in architectural integrated lighting designs or product developments should know about the latest requirements to secure the technical quality of the design and the also include the health factor of lighting.

UL believes in the lighting design profession and partnered the PLDC warm-up in Milan in April 2014.


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