SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is pleased to announce the opening of a brand-new Lighting Testing Laboratory in Suwanee, Georgia USA.
The state-of-the-art, ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 17065 accredited facility expands the testing and certification services available to the luminaire industry from SGS, an EPA-recognized Certification Body with a global network of laboratories.
Retailers and manufacturers across the US will benefit from a one-stop-shop offering a comprehensive suite of environmental testing for lighting performance, energy efficiency, safety certification and RF/EMC. The product scope covers all types of luminaires, from those used in the home to hazardous locations, encompassing flashlights, LED, smart lighting, mobile phones, commercial and automotive lights, horticulture and grow lights, industrial proven lights, and general luminaires.
Prathamesh Panchal, Engineering Manager, SGS, said: “In response to the growing industry demand from across the USA for our lighting testing and certification solutions, we are delighted to open this much needed new lab. It ensures we are even better placed to help retailers and manufacturers comply with stringent regulations and standards within an increasingly complex industry; enabling them to trade with the confidence and assurance needed in today’s global marketplace.”
The Suwanee lab is approved to deliver an extended range of global certification schemes including:
- designed to improve efficiency of lighting products
- Zhaga, which aims to standardize interfaces of components of LED luminaires, and future-proof products for the next generation Zhaga-D4i nodes
- minimum performance standards in three key areas: distribution, color and longevity/stress
- CB Certification and NRTL certification for General Product Certification for the USA, Canada and international markets
SGS luminaires services
SGS works with manufacturers to create tailor-made solutions and provide a convenient one-stop-shop service to ensure products are compliant with target market requirements.
SGS offers testing and certification services, tailored to manufacturers and retailers, to give full market access to global supply chains. Adhering to regulations and standards is not only necessary, but helps to reduce risk, improve efficiency and ensure compliance throughout the manufacturing process