Testing and certification of lamps / luminairs / LEDs / ballasts

Energy efficiency and environmentally friendly production and disposal are not the only criteria that both national and international legislators and consumers place on lamps and luminaires. From electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) to hazardous substances (RoHS, REACH) or product safety in accordance with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD), through to performance and service life – there are many requirements that manufacturers and distributors must meet. As the world's leading quality service provider, SGS supports you with the testing and certification you need in your target markets. The SGS Group sets globally recognized standards for quality and integrity in inspection, testing, verification and certification.


As a manufacturer, importer or distributor, SGS offers you individual testing and certification services that guarantee you unrestricted access to all the world's major markets. Whether it's usability or product safety, environmentally friendly product design or energy efficiency: we test and certify your lamps and luminaires in accordance with the relevant standards and directives and confirm their conformity with the regulations.

With testing and certification according to the international IECEE-CB scheme, ENEC certification, or special country certifications such as KC (Korea), PSE (Japan), RCM (Australia), FCC (USA), INMETRO (Brazil), etc., SGS also ensures that your products are accepted internationally. Thanks to our worldwide presence, you will find us wherever you need support in the global supply chain for analyses, inspections, or tests. With our network of over 2,650 laboratories and offices worldwide, we also offer our services in key production countries such as China and carry out inspections at the manufacturer’s premises or prior to shipment.

We work with you to develop innovative testing methods and programs to save you time and money. Wherever you work with SGS, our services give you access to any market where you want to sell and distribute your lamps and luminaires.


Product testing in accordance with national and international standards and directives as well as customary market, customer and product-specific standards such as

  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Effect of the electromagnetic field on humans (EMF)
  • Product safety in accordance with the Low Voltage Directive
  • Chemical product tests for undesirable or banned substances such as mercury as well as tests in accordance with the RoHS Directive and REACH Regulation
  • life cycle tests in accordance with the ErP Regulation (also accelerated 6,000 h test)
  • Performance and energy efficiency tests in accordance with the ErP Regulation
  • Measurements of luminous flux, color temperature and color rendering index
  • Testing of photobiological safety
  • Type examinations
  • Document tests
  • Fitness for use tests (durability, material resistance)
  • Risk assessment
  • Transportation and environmental simulation tests
  • Verification of labeling, packaging and operating instructions for compliance and comprehensibility
  • Comparative product tests

We are also happy to test according to your own individual testing and quality programs.


Audits and inspections to reduce your risks along the value chain

  • Verification of compliance with social standards (such as BSCI) or customer-specific codes of conduct
  • Inspections before, at the start and during production as well as 100% inspections and rejection of defective products
  • Pre-shipment inspections and checks during loading and unloading on all transportation routes from the production site to the point of sale
  • Product and customer-specific audits and inspections
  • Spot checks
  • Inspection of suppliers' production facilities and their technical performance and sustainable production
  • Worldwide neutral and independent sampling in production, before shipment or on all your transportation routes


  • Product certifications such as
  • GS mark
  • SGS test mark with claims such as "tested for harmful substances", "safety tested" or "usability tested"
  • ENEC and ENEC+
  • International certifications, IECEE-CB certifications
  • Certifications according to national, international and customer-specific standards

Other SGS services for the lamp and luminaire industry include

  • Accreditations according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, QS 9000, OHSAS 18001, TL 9000, FSC/COC, EN 46001
  • Calculation of the carbon footprint and support in the preparation of a holistic life cycle assessment
  • Training and seminars
  • Support with product development and compliance with contractual requirements

Support with CE marking and WEEE marking



Brochure (german): Lösungen für die Lampen- und Leuchtenbranche (PDF)



Armin Hudetz
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