Lighting and Luminaire Testing

QIMA offers testing services in accredited laboratories for a wide range of lighting equipment to help manufacturers ensure their safety and compliance with legal requirements.

QC Tailored for the Lighting and Luminaires Industry

Our laboratory tests will ensure your products meet international safety standards and the requirements of your destination market. With global experience in quality testing, QIMA constantly keeps up with the current state of lighting and luminaire standards and regulations around the world so you don’t have to.

 Improve your lighting products, avoid costly recalls, build consumer confidence, and gain a competitive advantage by applying the right tests at the right time.

Lighting and Luminaires Testing Requirements

We customize our testing to help manufacturers and importers meet the quality and safety standards of their target market. Our global network of accredited labs help you make sure your lighting products are market compliant, regardless of where they are manufactured or the location of your destination market.

These are some of the standards, regulations and requirements we cover:

  • Photobiological safety (IEC 62471)
  • Electrical safety (EN 60598-1)
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EN 55015, EN 61547, EN 62493)
  • Ecodesign requirements (2019/2020)
  • Heavy metal analysis (lead, cadmium, mercury, nickel)
  • Plasticizers (phthalates)
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
  • Product safety testing (UL/IEC)
  • RoHS testing
  • Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) Energy-Efficiency Requirements

Lighting and Luminaires Testing Expertise                     

We can tell you how well your lighting product measures up to applicable standards as well as customer-specific requirements. Besides testing products ready for series production, we also offer tests for the product development phase – helping you identify and minimize the impact of any quality, safety, or performance issues early on in the manufacturing process.

QIMA has global experience testing a wide variety of lighting and luminaire products to make sure that your products comply with the required standards and regulations. Examples include:

  • Seasonal Decorative Lighting for Holidays
  • LED Equipment for Lighting
  • Fixed Luminaires
  • Portable Luminaires
  • Stage and Studio Luminaires
  • Underwater Luminaires
  • Dimmers and Controllers
  • Photoelectric Switches
  • Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts
  • HID Lamp Ballasts
  • Ballasted Lamps and Adapters
  • Track Lighting
  • Nightlights
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Low-Voltage Lighting
  • Lighted Signs and Components
  • Neon Power Supplies/Transformers
  • Flexible Lighting Products
  • Flashlights
  • Electrical Lanterns
  • Compact Fluorescent Lamps
  • Incandescent Lamps
  • Incandescent Filament Lamps

QIMA’s testing services include physical, mechanical and chemical tests to check the safety, quality, and performance of your lighting and luminaire products. Depending on the product, these can include:

  • Ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) light output
  • Testing of non-visible LED light sources
  • Spectroradiometric and photometric measurements
  • Lumen maintenance
  • Luminous flux
  • Color rendering
  • Airflow testing
  • Performance testing
  • Earth continuity
  • Electrical safety
  • Electromagnetic fields
  • Energy labeling testing
  • Eco design
  • Internal construction review
  • Ingress Protection Testing (IP Rating)
  • IoT (e.g., wi-fi, Bluetooth,)
  • Power consumption
  • Working current/voltage
  • Surge protection
  • Power cord pull test
  • Waterproof test
  • Moisture/humidity testing
  • Corrosion testing
  • Drop/impact testing
  • Vibration testing
  • Dust testing
  • Thermal shock
  • Abrasion testing
  • Chemical resistance
  • UV weathering
  • Other tests according to customer programs or predetermined rules

Certifications for the Lighting and Luminaries Industry

QIMA also offers certification for a wide range of lighting products, which allow you to demonstrate superior product quality and safety to your consumers:

Why QIMA for Product and Supplier Compliance?

The QIMA Benefits

  • A network of global labs providing one-stop service to you and your suppliers
  • Industry leading turnaround time for testing 
  • Testing capabilities covering a wide range of consumer products including electrical & electronics, hardlines, softlines, toys and juvenile products
  • Lab experts trained and certified in regulatory standards and the newest testing methods
  • Global technical support team with rich experience to help you build tailor-made testing programs
  • Easy online and mobile booking and dashboard for managing orders and accessing data anywhere, any time