Any electrical product that has active components are required by law to be properly Electro Magnetic Compatibility, or EMC, tested. As a part of this EMC testing program, certain lighting products are required to go through this testing as a part of the conformity that is required for the CE marking on a product. It being vital to obtain the CE marking on a range of lighting products, the electrical testing of products is an important factor of the development process before a product is put on to the market.
The LIA Laboratory is the largest independent test laboratory in the UK for the ISO 17025 requirements and the product certification, or the ISO 17065, on behalf of the National Certification Body. While being at the forefront of this testing market, the LIA are focused on making sure that they stay at the cutting edge of technological developments. By making sure that they have access to state of the art equipment, the laboratory can deliver a wide range of fast and affordable EMC services.
Whether the service required is just a quick check or a more comprehensive inspection, LIA have the capacity to test products to ensure that they are operational and safe. LIA offer faster checks as well as checks of one mode voltage, full tests for one mode voltage and tests that can take place for a product with a dimming function.
LIA also boast a service which offer assistance with the constraints of the market as well as the reduction of risk and the ability to demonstrate safety and conformity needed with relevant legislation and regulation. The Laboratory that is operated by the Lighting Industry Association work to offer the best service possible while carrying out the tests and inspection, with the cost of the tests starting at £700.