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UL Approved as Certification Body for Energy Star Products

For U.S. SSL and LED products

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Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (Northbrook, IL), a global leader in environmental evaluation and certification, has earned approval as a third-party certification body for the federal ENERGY STAR® energy-efficiency program. Effective January 1, 2011, Energy Star will require any product seeking program participation must have the energy performance validated by a third-party certifier prior to product labeling and undergo post-market verification testing to validate continuing energy performance.
Energy Star, established in 1992 to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and other pollutants through more efficient use of energy, is intended to help consumers identify and purchase energy-efficient products. Products meeting published efficiency levels earn the right to display the distinctive Energy Star mark. According to the EPA, the use of Energy Star products saved U.S. consumers $17 billion in energy costs in 2009.
UL’s Environmental Services Business, UL Environment, will provide an additional, optional mark, called the Energy Efficiency Certification (EEC) Mark, that displays the UL leaf and the words "energy verified," to products which complete the program. This Mark will act as a complement to the Energy Star logo.
UL is one of the first laboratories to earn EPA recognition as an approved certification body for Solid State Lighting. Recognized certification bodies are required to comply with ISO/IEC 17025 for testing, calibrations and sampling, as well as be accredited to ISO/IEC Guide 65 for bodies operating product certification systems.
For more about UL’s Solid State Lighting energy efficiency services, please visit: http://www.ulenvironment.com.
 

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