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Background

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revised and clarified its requirements for ENERGY STAR® certification for luminaires through the publishing of Luminaires Specification Version 2.2 on 15 Aug, 2019. It is effective immediately.

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SGS own accredited labs to perform testing to related lighting products. We are able to offer convenient one-stop service to ensure compliance and market access. SGS helps your products enter into the global market smoothly.

Major Changes and Impacts

  • ENERGY STAR® certification now is applicable to luminaires with personal device charging function, such as desk lights that use a USB charger or AC outlet
  • External power supplies (EPS) that enable personal device charging functionality must meet Level VI performance requirements or higher, under the International Efficiency Marking Protocol
  • Luminaires Specification V2.2 also clarifies the EPA’s decision that luminaires incorporating integral battery packs intended solely for emergency operation are eligible for ENERGY STAR® certification. They do not need any additional requirements and, therefore, testing is conducted under normal conditions and to the normal voltage
  • The new version also allows a product to be entered for appraisal for more than one type of luminaire certification standard at the same time which decreases work burden and certification fees for manufacturers

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. With our global service network, our can provide one-stop service solutions to reduce risk during the production process, increase efficiency, meet the ecological design requirements and help products enter all markets successfully.


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