Energy Efficient Lighting Testing and Certification

BACL is one of the world’s leading lighting product testing laboratories and lighting product certification bodies.  We are headquartered in Sunnyvale California (in the heart of the Silicon Valley), with lighting test laboratories and lighting certification bodies located in Sunnyvale California, and in Shenzhen, Kunshan, and Dongguan (all in the Peoples Republic of China). Our Lighting product-related Testing Services are all ISO/IEC 17025-accredited and our Lighting Product Certification Services are all ISO/IEC 17065-accredited. In particular, we provide the following Testing and Product Certification Services:

Lighting Energy Efficiency Testing and Certification Services:

  • ENGERGY STAR® (USA and Canada)
  • California Energy Commission (CEC)
  • Design Lighting Consortium (DLC)
  • DOE Department of Energy (USA)
  • NRCan (Natural Resources Canada)
  • CE ErP Directive (Europe)
  • Energy Label (Europe) 
  • EECA (New Zealand) 
  • GEMS/MEPS (Australia and New Zealand)
  • Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act [VEET] Scheme (Australia)
  • IPART Scheme Lighting Requirement (Australia)
  • SASO (Saudi Arabia)
  • INMETRO (Brazil)
  • HK Energy Label
  • Efficient Lighting Initiative ELI (Worldwide)

Lighting Electrical Safety (for the USA and Canada) Testing and Certification:

  • UL 1598, CSA C22.2 No.250.0 (Luminaires)
  • UL 1598C, CSA C22.2 No.250.1 (LED Retrofit Kits)
  • UL 8750, CSA C22.2 No. 250.13 (LED Module)
  • UL 1993, CSA C22.2 No.1993 (LED Lamps)
  • UL 153, CSA C22.2 No.250.4 (Portable Luminaires)

Lighting Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing and Certification:

  • FCC Part 18 (RF Excited Lighting approvals in the USA)
  • FCC Part 15B (LEDE Lighting approvals in the USA)
  • CISPR 15 / EN 55015 (Lighting Emissions Testing for Europe and Many Asian Nations)
  • IEC / EN 61547 (Lighting Immunity Testing for Europe and Many 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’s customized Energy Efficient Lighting Test Facilities include: the largest Goniophotometer on the west-coast of the USA, two HALT/HASS Temperature Chambers for testing LED lighting Arrays, three Integrating Spheres (the largest of which is 2 m in diameter), and a long-term lighting burn-in laboratory.  BACL Sunnyvale’s custom Lighting EMC testing facilities include a 10 metre RF Anechoic Chamber and a 2 m Diameter Van Veen Loop (each with a full suite of instrumentation).  Additionally BACL Sunnyvale has a comprehensive, full-service electrical safety laboratory that is equipped to handle lighting and luminaires.

BACL’s Test Laboratories in China have customized Energy Efficient Lighting Test Facilities that include: 2 of the largest TYPE C Goniophotometers, 20 HALT/HASS Temperature and LM-80 Test Chambers for testing LED Lighting Arrays/Packages, 13 Integrating Spheres (ranging in size from 0.3 m to 2.0 m in diameter), 1 IEC 62471/62778 Photo-biologics Test System, and a long-term lighting burn-in laboratory that has a maximum capacity of 60,000 lamps.  BACL’s Test Laboratories in China also have the following custom Lighting EMC and safety testing facilities:  a 10 metre RF Anechoic Chamber and a 2.0 m Diameter Van Veen Loop (each with a full suite of instrumentation), and a comprehensive, full-service electrical safety laboratory that is equipped to handle lighting and luminaires.