Lighting Inspection

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Lighting quality control inspection

Lighting is an important part of our everyday lives and hand in hand with the development of industry, lighting technology has progressed tremendously over the course of the last few centuries. This increases the demand that lighting be both decorative and functional, and also transformative.

A pre-shipment lighting quality control inspection with on-site lighting testing can help you avoid safety issues, as well as functional and performance issues with your products. Lighting testing can also help you ensure compliance with LED lighting safety standards and international regulations.

Major tests performed during an onsite inspection of lighting

The requirements and related tests cover: classification, marking, mechanical construction, electrical construction and photobiological safety. Here are 18 tests to consider including in your lighting inspection checklist to ensure optimal product safety and performance.

  • -Earth Continuity test
  • -Hi-pot test
  • -Polarization Check (UL/CUL)
  • -Stain Relief test
  • -Stability test
  • -Integrating sphere test
  • -Water Resistance test
  • -Transportation Drop test
  • -Product Size/ Power Cord Length/ Weight Measurement
  • -Barcode Scan Check
  • -Assembly/ Installation Check
  • -Full Function Check
  • -Coating Adhesive Tape Test
  • -Power on Check
  • -Power Consumption Check
  • -Internal Workmanship and Critical Component Check
  • -Rubbing Test for Rating Label and Adhesive Test for Printing, Marking and Logo
  • -Suspension Test (For Wall & Ceiling Mounted Product)

Lighting standards for different markets

IEC/EN luminaires standards

EN 60570 Electrical supply track systems for luminaires (IEC 60570:2003, modified)
IEC/EN 60598-1 Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests (IEC 60598-1:1999, modified)
IEC/EN 60598-2 Luminaires - Part 2: Particular requirements
IEC 60634 Heat test source (H.T.S.) lamps for carrying out heating tests on luminaires
IEC 61347 Lamp controlgear - Part 2-11: Particular requirements for miscellaneous electronic circuits used with luminaires
IEC 61995 Devices for the connection of luminaires for household and similar purposes - Part 1: General requirements
​​​​​​​ISO 3559 Road vehicles; Working voltages for lights fitted to motor vehicles and to their trailers

BS luminaires standards
  • BS 4533 Luminaires - Particular requirements
  • BS 7132 Specification for self-ballasted lamps for general lighting services safety requirements
  • BS EN 60598-1 Luminaires - General requirements and tests
  • BS EN 60598-2 Luminaires - Particular requirements
  • BS EN 60630 Maximum lamp outlines for incandescent lamps
  • BS EN 61347-1 Lamp controlgear - General and safety requirements
  • BS EN 61347-2 Lamp controlgear - Particular requirements
Japan luminaires standards
  • JIS C8105-1 Luminaires -Part 1: General requirements for safety
  • JIS C8105-2 Luminaires -Part 2: Particular requirements for safety
  • JIS C8105-3 Luminaires -- Part 3: General requirements for performance
  • JIS C8106 Fluorescent lamp luminaires for commercial, industrial and public lighting
  • JIS C8115 Fluorescent lamp luminaires for residential lighting
  • JIS C8131 Luminaires for road lighting
  • JIS F8069 Electrical installations in ships


DIN luminaires standards
  • ​​​​​​​DIN 5040 Luminaires (lighting fittings)
  • DIN EN 12464 Luminaires (lighting fittings) Light and lighting - Lighting of work places
    DIN EN 60570 Electrical supply track systems for luminaires (IEC 60570:2003, modified); German version EN 60570:2003
    DIN EN 60598-1 Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests (IEC 60598-1:2003, modified); German version EN 60598-1:2004
    DIN EN 60598-2 Luminaires - Part 2: Particular requirements
    DIN EN 61347 Lamp controlgear
    DIN VDE 0711 Luminaires; part 2: particular requirements
ANSI luminaires standards

ANSI/UL 1598 Standard for Safety for Luminaires
ANSI/UL 1786
Standard for Safety for Direct Plug-In Nightlights
​​​​​​​ANSI/UL 783
Electric Flashlights and Lanterns for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations

Testcoo provide safety and quality performance testing service for all kinds of lighting products used for household, commercial, automobile, airports, traffic and railway, etc.

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