UL recently opened the doors to its expanded Frankfurt Lighting laboratory, now designated as a Certification Body Test Laboratory (CBTL), which means that, along with offering testing and certifications services according to UL standards, this location can now offer testing and certifications services for lighting products according to IEC standards. Tests and certifications for the following IEC standards are now available: IEC 60598-1; IEC 60598-2-1; IEC 60598-2-2; IEC 60598-2-3; IEC 60598-2-4; IEC 60598-2-5; IEC 62031; IEC 61347-1; IEC 61347-2-13; IEC 62384.

This is an important step to best serve lighting manufacturers in the DACH (Deutschland, Austria, Switzerland) region.

“Germany, Austria and Switzerland are key countries for the European lighting industry. It is the preferred location for industry leaders which also means that this market is highly competitive,” said Roberto Inclinati, global commercial leader for UL’s lighting industry division.

“The Frankfurt Lab’s CBTL designation means that UL now offers more than just the option for lighting manufacturers to access the North American market – it now offers a pathway to all main markets globally. We are happy to grow here, to support our DACH region manufacturers locally and continue to develop as a vital partner for their success.”

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