LED Lighting Certifications: What Does ETL and ENERGY STAR Mean?

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As informed consumers, this allows us to purchase certified lighting products with greater confidence. Knowing the types of certifications you'll encounter when buying a light bulb or lighting device can help make it easier for us to buy. Follow me to see whatled certificateare there, let’s go.

Given below are several lighting certification that every LED indoor and outdoor lighting manufacturing company and LED lighting supplier need to know.

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ENERGY STAR (trademark ENERGY STAR) is an energy efficiency program conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The program uses different standardized methods to provide information on products and equipment. Information on energy consumption. The ENERGY STAR label appears on more than 75 different certified product categories, homes, commercial buildings and industrial plants. In the U.S., the ENERGY STAR label also appears on the Energy Guide appliance label for qualifying products.

DLC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance efficient lighting through open dialogue and collaboration to define quality, promote thought leadership, and provide the lighting market with tools and resources.

DLC certification is a utility-based program. Many organizations in the U.S. and Canada have rebate programs based on DLC standards for products including high bays, wall assemblies, road lighting, retrofit kits, LED panels, and more.

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is a global safety certification company approved to perform safety testing on most products. It tests not only electrical and fire safety, but broader safety issues such as hazardous substances, environmental sustainability, food safety, and more.

The ETL mark is short for Edison Testing Laboratories, part of an equipment safety certification program operated by Intertek Laboratories. ETL certification is required for products exported to the United States and Canada. The ETL mark indicates that the product has passed the US NRTL and/or Canada SCC acceptance test. The ETL mark been known as have the same effect as the UL or CSA mark and complies with the relevant safety standards.

FCC certification is a product certification for electrical and electronic products that are primarily sold or produced in the United States. The certification typically authenticates that the radio frequency generated from a product is within the requirements set by the (FCC) Federal Communications Commission

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CB certificate

The CB program is an international product testing and certification conformity program developed by the IECEE (International Commission for Electromechanical Equipment) for mutual acceptance of product safety test results and certificates for electrical and electronic equipment worldwide. It is suitable for any electronic, electrical, lighting, battery and household products to enter the global market.


CSA Group (formerly Canadian Standards Association; CSA) is a standards organization that develops standards in 57 areas. Its standards are Canada's safety standards for electrical appliances, medical devices, machinery, equipment, etc. The Canadian Standards Association was established in 1919 as a non-profit, non-governmental standards organization.

The IPCC is an internationally recognized authority on climate change, and its work is widely recognized by leading climate scientists and governments. The IPCC shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore for his contribution to human understanding of climate change.

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CE is the abbreviation of European Conformity. The CE mark indicates that a product has been evaluated by the manufacturer and deemed to meet EU safety, health and environmental requirements. It is required for products that are produced anywhere in the world and then sold in the EU.  

Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) EU rules restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, the purpose of which is to protect the environment from lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, etc. in electrical and electronic products .

ENEC is a high-quality European mark used to certify electrical products conforming to European Standards (EN). Testing is performed in independent ENEC accredited testing laboratories and accredited manufacturer laboratories worldwide.

ENEC means safety in Europe and all signatories to the ENEC Mark scheme actively support its commitment to the highest level of safety.

TUV is German for Technischer Überwachungsverein, which means Technical Inspection Association. These associations are independent companies responsible for certifying technologies, tests and inspections, products and systems to prevent potential hazards from occurring.

The GS mark is a voluntary certification scheme for technical equipment. Obtaining the GS mark means that the product complies with the requirements laid down by the German Product Safety Act, and the relevant European safety standards also apply.

WEEE( Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)directive aims to minimize the environmental impact of such equipment during the product life cycle and when it becomes waste. The WEEE directive sets standards for the collection, treatment, recovery and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment.


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PSE certificate

PSE certification is a compulsory certification mark required for many electrical appliances and materials to enter the Japanese market. According to the Japan Electrical Appliances and Materials Safety Act (DENAN), products that require a PSE mark are divided into two categories.


The Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) is a mandatory approval mark for telecommunications, electrical and wireless products in Australia and New Zealand. It is a combined mark that covers EMC, radio, telecommunications, electromagnetic radiation (EMR) and electrical safety regulatory requirements.

SAA Approvals is a third party accreditation body accredited by the Joint Accreditation Service of Australia and New Zealand to issue certificates for electrical equipment that has been shown to comply with the safety requirements of the applicable Australian Standards.

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3C certificate

The China Compulsory Product Certification Mark, commonly known as the CCC mark, is a mandatory safety mark for many products imported, sold or used in the Chinese market.

Other LED Certifications 

The SASO Certificate of Conformity is a document used to clear customs in Saudi Arabia. This certificate confirms that the goods being transported comply with the relevant safety and quality regulations set by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO).

The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) is a US-based nonprofit organization founded in 1988 by professional astronomer David Crawford and physician/amateur astronomer Tim Hunt. IDA's main mission is " not only to protect the nighttime environment through quality outdoor lighting but also protect the dark sky we leave behind.

The D Mark is the Danish safety mark and means that UL has evaluated a representative sample of the product and determined that they meet the safety requirements of European standards and Danish national differences.

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Test measures the ability of a device or system to operate satisfactorily in its electromagnetic environment without introducing intolerable electromagnetic interference to anything in that environment.

NSF is an accredited independent third-party certification body that tests and certifies products to verify that they meet these public health and safety standards. Products that meet these standards carry the NSF mark.


LED Design Award

The Red Dot Design Award is a German international design award presented by Red Dot GmbH & Co. KG. The awards are divided into three categories: Product Design, Brand and Communication Design, and Design Concept. It also targets a number of manufacturing sectors, including automobiles, home appliances, machinery, furniture and tools.

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The iF Design Award is one of the most prestigious design awards in the world. Held in Germany since 1953, the iF label is a reliable sign of good design for consumers and the design world.

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