Tuesday, October 11, 2011
UL’s lighting division signs partner agreement with LUX-TSI Ltd
A UK-based testing company for solid-state lighting has signed a partnership agreement that will enable UL to expand its lighting services in Europe.
LUX-TSI, a solid-state lighting (SSL) product-testing laboratory based in Wales, UK, has signed a Preferred Partner Agreement with UL (Underwriters Laboratories), the global safety accreditation organization.
The agreement with LUX-TSI will enable UL to extend its services for lighting-product performance and safety certification and support in UK and Northern Europe.
"We are so pleased to have this partnership with the world’s leading safety-science organization,” said Gareth Jones, CEO of LUX-TSI. “In addition to expanding UL's services in Europe, LUX-TSI has the opportunity to leverage UL's world-leading certification offerings and knowledge base in order to provide manufacturers with the most efficient method in obtaining testing and certification for lighting products."
"LUX-TSI in partnership with UL is able to provide small- to medium-sized manufacturers with a comprehensive support for pre-compliance testing through to full product certification," added Jones.
UL selects its Preferred Partners (which are independent contractors of UL) based on service offerings that can provide efficient solutions and enhanced certification packages to customers. In addition, UL provides Preferred Partners with further training, dedicated engineering resources and customer service support.
UL’s agreement with LUX-TSI is expected to reduce the cost and time to market of new product introductions by providing expert advice and local testing facilities focused on energy-efficient lighting for the UK and Northern European markets.
"The partnership with LUX-TSI shows UL’s further commitment to the lighting industry as we continue to significantly expand our footprint, our focus, offering new services, initiatives and programs that address and anticipate the evolving needs of our customers," said Alberto Uggetti, VP & General Manager Global HALC Industries (HVAC, Appliances, Lighting, Components).