Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency for Lighting Products

BACL stands as a prominent global leader in the field of lighting product testing and certification.

Our headquarters are located in Silicon Valley, and we operate state-of-the-art lighting test laboratories and certification bodies in Sunnyvale, California, as well as in Shenzhen, Kunshan, and Dongguan.

As part of our comprehensive range of services, Bay Area Compliance Laboratories (BACL) offers the following Testing and Product Certification Services:
Energy Efficiency Certification labels for lighting products and related electronic products

Lighting Energy Efficiency Testing and Certification Services:

(USA and Canada)
DOE Department of Energy
HK Energy Label
(Hong Kong)
California Energy Commission
CE ErP Directive
Efficient Lighting Initiative [ELI] (Worldwide)
Design Lighting Consortium
Energy Label
(Natural Resources Canada)
(New Zealand)
(Saudi Arabia)
(Australia and New Zealand)
Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act [VEET] Scheme
IPART Scheme Lighting Requirement

Lighting Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing and Certification:

FCC Part 18 (RF Excited Lighting approvals in the USA)

FCC Part 15B (LED Lighting approvals in the USA)

CISPR 15 / EN 55015 (Lighting Emissions Testing for Europe and various Asian Nations)

IEC / EN 61547 (Lighting Immunity Testing for Europe and various Asian Nations)

BACL routinely performs Energy Efficient Lighting Testing in accordance with the following Standards

LM-79 LM-80 LM-82 LM-84 TM-30

DOE 10 C.F.R. 430.23(ee) (Appendix BB to Subpart B of Part 430)

ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements for Lamps/Luminaires

DLC SSL qualification requirement

CEC Title 20 State-Regulated Lamps

CEC Title 24 JA8 and JA10


  • BACL Sunnyvale boasts specialized and tailor-made Energy Efficient Lighting Test Facilities, featuring cutting-edge equipment including the largest Goniophotometer on the West Coast, two HALT/HASS Temperature Chambers designed for testing LED lighting arrays, three Integrating Spheres (with the largest measuring 1.5 meters in diameter), and a long-term lighting burn-in laboratory.
  • In addition, BACL Sunnyvale’s Lighting EMC test facilities encompass a state-of-the-art 10-meter RF Anechoic Chamber and a 2-meter diameter Van Veen Loop, both equipped with a comprehensive range of instrumentation. This local laboratory also houses a fully equipped electrical safety laboratory, providing comprehensive services for lighting and luminaires.
  • BACL’s test laboratories in China are dedicated to addressing Energy Efficiency in Lighting, boasting two of the largest TYPE C Goniophotometers, 20 HALT/HASS Temperature and LM-80 Test Chambers specifically designed for testing LED Lighting Arrays/Packages, 13 Integrating Spheres ranging in size from 0.3 meters to 2.0 meters in diameter, an IEC 62471/62778 Photo-biologics Test System, and a long-term lighting burn-in laboratory with a maximum capacity of 60,000 lamps.
  • Furthermore, BACL’s Test Laboratories in China offer customized Lighting EMC and safety testing facilities, including a 10-meter RF Anechoic Chamber, a 2.0-meter diameter Van Veen Loop, and a comprehensive electrical safety laboratory capable of handling various lighting and luminaire testing requirements.

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