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North America and Europe LED market access requirements where the difference? (1)

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  • Release on :2017-05-27
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    LED products as a new generation of green lighting gradually rising for the global application, but also with the global economic situation and China's LED industry to pick up the development of China's semiconductor lighting industry continues to grow, which LED lighting is still the main market development of the most important driving force.
    China's exports of LED lighting products show overseas markets everywhere, export regional structure more balanced. Among them, North America and the EU market to become China's largest export of LED products in the two regions, but the LED lights in the two regions of the regulatory requirements are different degree of difference, how to comply with the two regulatory requirements and market demand has been made in China Business focus.

    Today, let everyone on the two regions of the market access differences in the chest, with less.

US, Canada access requirements
    The LED lighting products exported to the North American market also require electrical safety, electromagnetic compatibility, energy efficiency and chemical testing requirements that comply with US regulatory requirements; however, these requirements differ from the EU Directive in varying degrees:
Electrical safety test
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under the US Department of Labor requires products that are used in the workplace to be tested and certified by the US National Accreditation Laboratory (NRTL) to ensure the safety of the user, so that most electrical products The US market must comply with the NRTL logo, and OSHA authorized the international certification body as NRTL certification body in accordance with the applicable standards of product testing and certification; for the Canadian market, sales in Canada or imported to Canada, electrical products must be verified, The test must be done by a laboratory accredited by the Canadian Standards Committee (SCC).
    North American lighting standards and EU IEC are quite different, and North America's electrical safety test does not need to consider the EMF requirements. North American lighting standards are usually in accordance with the installation and use of places to determine the scope of the standard.

    Example: Fixed installation of ceiling lamps, embedded ceiling lamps and other applicable standards are ANSI / UL 1598 and CAN / CSA C22.2 No.250.0, such as these lamps are used LED light source, the certification time need additional consideration ANSI / UL 8750 and CSA C22.2 No.250.13; LED lamps such as the use of built-in electronic power, in addition to the standard series of lamps through the test, the built-in electronic power supply lines must also meet UL1310 or UL60950-1 requirements.
B. Energy efficiency test
    Some areas of the United States have access to energy star or DLC certified lighting products also provide varying degrees of financial subsidies; the current US LED bulb and lamp energy efficiency tests are mainly concentrated in the LED lights of the energy star and DLC, LightingFactslabel they are voluntary Sexual requirements, the US Federal Minimum Energy Efficiency Requirements (DOE) has not yet put the LED bulbs and LED lamps into the scope of control. But in the California area, mobile LED lighting must meet the special requirements of California's energy consumption.
1) ENERGYSTAR Energy Star Energy Efficiency Certification
    The ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR logo was created by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) to ensure that the energy efficiency of the listed products complies with regulatory requirements but is voluntary testing and certification. Currently for LED bulb products, energy star Lampsprogram V1.1 and the latest version of V2.0 can be adopted, but since January 2, 2017, must be used Lampsprogram V2.0; for LED lighting products, energy star test requirements version Luminaire program V2.0 has officially entered into force on June 1, 2016. There are three main types of LED bulbs: non-directional lights, directional lights and non-standard lights. Energy Star on the LED light bulb related photoelectric parameters, flash and lumen maintenance and life have strict requirements, test methods cited LM-79, LM-80 two standards. In the new energy star rule bulb LampV2.0, a substantial increase in the luminous efficiency of the bulb, broaden the product performance and range, an increase of energy efficiency and performance classification level. EPA will continue to focus on power factor, dimming, flashing, accelerating aging solutions and connectable products.
2). Lighting Facts Label
     It is the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the implementation of the voluntary energy efficiency labeling project, currently only for LED lighting products, it launched the intention is "Give them the Facts", is to make the lighting products to achieve more specific and more reliable data The requirements of the five aspects of the product from the real performance parameters: lumens lm, the initial light efficiency lm / W, input power W, the relevant color temperature CCT, color rendering index CRI. The project is suitable for LED lighting products range: AC mains or DC power supply complete lighting, low voltage 12V AC or DC lamps, can be separated from the power of LED lamps, linear or modular products.
3). DLC energy efficiency certification
     The full name of DLC is "The Design Lights Consortium". A voluntary energy efficiency certification program, the DLC certified product catalog launched by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), was used for high performance in all parts of the United States that have not yet been covered by the ENERGYSTAR standard LED lamps to promote. The current version of the DLC Technical Request Form is the V4.0 version implemented on September 1, 2016. It covers lighting products that are mainly concentrated in outdoor commercial and industrial building LED lamps such as outdoor wall lamps, garage lights, Lights, outdoor LED lamps and LED lights and other lighting products. It is the main performance requirements of the product: total luminous flux, ring with luminous flux, light efficiency, color temperature, color rendering index, luminous flux maintenance rate, power factor, harmonic distortion. DLC certification requires that the product be tested and issued by a third party laboratory accredited by NVLAP.
4). FTC energy efficiency label
     According to the US Federal Trade Commission FTC Act requirements, LED lights into the US market sales need to be packed in the box and the lamp body on the energy label, to the public disclosure of the product's annual power consumption, life and other information, FTC energy efficiency label and the above The LightingFacts Label is similar, but the FTC energy efficiency label is mandatory. See FTCenergyguidelabel for regulations: 16CFR305.
5) California Energy Efficiency Requirements
     In order to improve the efficiency of electricity products, the California Energy Commission (California Energy Commission) in December 30, 2005 according to the law of the implementation of electrical energy efficiency regulations (Appliance Efficiency Regulation). A total of more than 20 kinds of products into the United States, California must comply with the energy efficiency and efficiency of the regulatory requirements. The latest requirements are the CEC regulations promulgated in October 2015. Energy efficiency for portable lighting products for portable lighting products must meet CEC energy efficiency requirements to enter the California area, and testing must be done at the CEC accredited laboratory.
6). Canadian energy efficiency test requirements
     For the lighting products, the current mandatory energy efficiency requirements in Canada NRCan has control of the general fluorescent lamps, general incandescent spotlights, general lighting products, but the current LED light source lamp products do not have mandatory energy efficiency requirements.
C. FCC / ICES test requirements
FCC is a mandatory certification of radio interference (EMI) limits for telegraphic video products under US federal law, but does not include EMS (radio interference) test requirements; FCC certification of LED lamps and CE certification EMC EMC certification tests are quite different.
FCC certification is divided into Verification (self-certification), Declaration of Conformity (certification) and Certification (certification) three models, which type of certification, depending on the type of product, such as LED panel lamp FCC test standards for the FCC 47 CFR part 15B, the authentication type is: Verification. It is important to note that the FCC certification of LED lamps is divided into Class A (LED lamps used in industrial and commercial environments) and Class B (LED lamps used in residential environment). The two types of test limits are completely different. CE certification There is only one limit for the radio harassment test limits, similar to the Class B in the FCC, with a 9k-30MHz electromagnetic field radiation test.
Canada has also established a mandatory electromagnetic compatibility requirements for electrical products, referred to as ICES, is the Canadian Industry Department (Industry Canada) a mandatory certification, LED lamp products standard ICES-005, the basic requirements and FCCpart15B consistent, but radiation The test is extended to 1000MHz. From December 1, 2016, ICES-005Issue4 officially implemented, Canada no longer accept ICES005.

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