February 27, 2012 – PRNewswire — UL (Underwriters Laboratories) has been named a Zhaga-authorized testing center, enhancing UL’s light emitting diode (LED) testing portfolio. UL also performs LED testing in LTL, Europe, and Nansha.
Zhaga standards cover the physical dimensions, as well as the photometric, electrical and thermal behavior of LED light engines. This new testing service offering will be available singly, or as a bundle with UL lighting industry services such as Energy Star, performance testing, and safety certification.
UL is a "key player" in the standardization and test compliance movements for LEDs and lighting, said Alberto Uggetti, VP and GM, UL Lighting.
Zhaga is an industry-wide cooperation aimed at the development of standard specifications for the interfaces of LED light engines. The organization creates interface specifications for light engines with the goal to promote interchangeability among those made by different manufacturers. Interchangeability is achieved by defining interfaces for a variety of application-specific light engines.
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