PEABODY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#AtlantaLablt;/agt;–Having added Certification Body Test Lab (CBTL) accreditation in
Atlanta, TÜV SÜD can now test lighting and LED products for compliance
in over 40 markets.

Lighting, luminaire and LED manufacturers that wish to sell
internationally, will benefit from a single safety evaluation to the CB
Scheme, which provides proof of compliance to safety regulations in over
40 counties. As one of only three organizations in the US with this
accreditation, the TÜV SÜD Center of Excellence for Lighting in Atlanta,
GA now offers a full scope of safety testing and photometric
measurements at a single convenient location.

The CB Scheme, maintained by the International Electrotechnical
Commission System for Conformity Testing and Certification of Electrical
Equipment (IECEE), offers manufacturers an opportunity to increase
global marketability. The scheme facilitates the international exchange
and acceptance of product safety test results among participating
national Certification Bodies for approval or certification in one or
more countries, normally, without the need for additional testing.
Manufacturers, distributors, and consumers benefit from the singular
goal of “one standard, one test, accepted everywhere.”

In addition to electrical safety testing for lamps and luminaries, the
Atlanta facility offers a full scope of EMC and wireless testing,
photometric testing, including Design Lights Consortium, CEC Title 20
and Title 24, endurance, and energy efficiency, including the ENERGY
STAR ® program. TÜV SÜD acts as a trusted advocate providing expertise
in all areas of test and regulation, both mandatory and voluntary.

Standards added to the scope of the CB Testing Lab accreditation include:

IEC 60598-1         General Luminaires Requirements
IEC 60598-2-2         Recessed Luminaires
IEC 60598-2-4         Road & Street Luminaires
IEC 60598-2-5         Floodlights

These lighting standards are in addition to the existing CB Scope, which
includes IEC 62368 and IEC 60950.

“We listened to our customers and responded by creating a Lighting
Center of Excellence providing local access to test capabilities and
engineering expertise for Worldwide approvals,” states Jan-Paul van
Maaren, PhD, Vice President of Product Service. “Lighting and LED
products are often manufactured in Asia, but R&D is prevalent in the US,
and those engineers need access to an experienced testing staff they can

For more information on TÜV SÜD services in the Americas, visit

TÜV SÜD is a premium quality, safety, and
sustainability solutions provider that specialises in testing,
inspection, auditing, certification, training, and knowledge services.
Since 1866, the company has remained committed to its founding principle
of protecting people, property and the environment from
technology-related risks. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, TÜV SÜD is
represented in more than 1,000 locations worldwide. TÜV SÜD operates
globally with a team of more than 24,000 multi-disciplinary experts
recognised as specialists in their respective fields. By combining
impartial expertise with invaluable insights, the company adds tangible
value to businesses, consumers and the environment. The aim of TÜV SÜD
is to support customers with a comprehensive suite of services worldwide
to increase efficiency, reduce costs and manage risk.

About TÜV SÜD America
TÜV SÜD America Inc., a subsidiary of
TÜV SÜD AG (Munich, Germany), is a leading globally recognized testing
and certification organization. TÜV SÜD’s Business Assurance division
provides management system certification services to ISO 9001, ISO
14001, AS9100, Safe Quality Food (SQF), and more. TÜV SÜD’s Product
Service division offers electrical and mechanical product safety,
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing, environmental testing, NRTL
and SCC certification, CE marking assistance, restricted substance
services, international compliance services, and more. TÜV SÜD America
also provides a comprehensive suite of services for the medical device
sector as a European Union notified body for the medical device, active
implantable medical device and in-vitro diagnostic device directives,
and a complete service portfolio including ISO 13485 and MDSAP
certification, FDA 510(k) and third-party inspections. The company’s
Industry Services division offers a full suite of services for pressure
equipment manufacturers and materials producers exporting products to
the European Community. The Industry Services division also includes TÜV
SÜD Global Risk Consultants, the leading global provider of unbundled
property loss control services. For more information visit


Andrew Robbins
Manager of Content Marketing
TÜV SÜD America
Phone: 813-284-2718
Email: [email protected]