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U.S. Lighting Energy Star Certification Process

Time:2015-09-10 11:41:00 CTR:

Everyone has heard a lot about ENERGY STAR certification, but very little is really done. Why? Because the energy star certification cycle is relatively long, it takes 6000 hours or 9 months to complete a complete test. It is often a single model and a single power application, and the cost is not cheap, so few companies are willing to apply.
        There are a lot of information about Energy Star testing requirements for various LED lamps on the Internet, but how can LED lamps obtain the ENERGY STAR certification for lighting? What is the approximate certification process for applying for ENERGY STAR? What additional information do I need to submit when applying for US Energy Star certification for LED lamps?
        The Energy Star certification process is as follows:
           1. Before submitting products for Energy Star certification, you need to join the New Energy Star Partner and sign the Agreement;
           2. Choose an EPA-approved RTL qualification laboratory and commission related tests;
           3. The laboratory completes the test and issues a report;
           4. Select a CB-qualified certification body to review the report, review OK, issue a certificate, and submit the certified product to EPA;
           5. The EPA audit is OK, and Energy Star Qualification is listed on the Energy Star website.
        In addition, subsequent EPA and CN certification agencies will draw at least 10% of certified products (products with Energy Star affixed) for verification testing each year. If the testing does not meet the requirements, the listed qualifications will be removed.
        To apply for Energy Star for LED lights and lamps, the following reports must also be provided. If these reports are not available, additional applications and tests are required:
            • Noise test report—Noise test report
            • FCC test report—FCC test report
            • Transient Protection Test—Transient Protection Test
            •Lighting Fact label—Lighting Fact label
            • LM-80 report — LM-80 report of the light source
           •Safety Certificate —Safety certification (such as UL, ETL, CSA, etc.)

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