Induction Lighting Quality Control & CertificationOur Induction lamps and luminaires are fully tested and certified in the UK.
Particular care must be taken with Induction lighting to ensure EMC compliance. We test our conversion kits as ‘stand alone’ units and again as part of a converted light fitting to ensure that EMC regulations are complied with.
All of our testing is carried out at a UKAS test centre.
The UK EMC standards are amongst the most stringent in the world. To date, we have not found a single Induction lamp that was compliant with EMC requirements without significant modification.
Failure to comply with EMC regulations can have criminal as well as financial consequences. Each breach of EMC regulations can result in a three-month prison sentence and a fine of up to £5,000 per offence, in addition to product recall and replacement.
As well as the legal implications there are some very serious practical issues that must be considered.
The radiated emissions emitted by non-compliant Induction lights interfere with the radio frequencies used by the emergency services – including the Police, the Fire Service, the Ambulance service and the Prison Service.
We have tested many Induction unit samples, mainly supplied by companies in the Far East. Despite the fact that these samples were always supported by documentation claiming EMC compliance, when tested in the UK at a UKAS test centre – not a single unit passed the UK EMC tests. In some cases the units exceeded the limits by over 500%.
The potential consequences of this level of non-compliance don’t bear thinking about. A major incident, with possible loss of life is a very real possibility.
All of our Induction units are UK EMC compliant – tested at a UKAS test centre.
Electromagnetic Testing Services LTD Results
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