Scolmore’s Inceptor range of integrated LED downlights has been awarded LIA Lab (Lighting Industry Association Laboratories) certification following successful testing of the products for safety and performance, under the LIA Lab Verified Scheme for LED products.
LIA Laboratories launched its LIA Labs Verified scheme in 2014 to provide a complete testing, verification and certification service for lamps, LED modules, control gear and luminaires. The certification scheme independently measures and verifies the safety and performance of lighting products, lamps, modules and luminaire fixtures against the manufacturer’s performance claims. The scheme firstly verifies basic safety then initial ‘performance verification’ of manufacturers’ specifications and packaging claims and then ‘life’ verification to 2,000 hours.
As the rise of LED’s continues there are a lot of products entering the market that do not meet the required standards. Until recently most of the information about a particular light source was on its packaging or buried deep in the product’s supporting documentation. There was very little independent verification of claims regarding compliance with safety regulations, lumen output or longevity.
For the lighting specifier and installer, this scheme provides reassurance that the products they are considering will deliver the required safety and performance.
The Inceptor products verified by the scheme (Inceptor Max, Inceptor Max Adjustable and Inceptor Micro) are now qualified to carry the LIA Laboratories’ Verified Certification Mark. The scheme operates in partnership with the Energy Saving Trust (EST) which permits the use of the ‘Energy Saving Trust verified’ brandmark on all compliant products.
Mark Salt, the General Manager of the LIA Laboratories commented: “It’s great to see Scolmore’s commitment to quality and this is borne out by them putting not just one, but several products through the independent LIA Lab Verified Scheme”.