LED has always been called a new generation of green light sources. Its energy saving, environmental protection, long life and other advantages make the LED lighting industry become a green industry that countries focus on.

In order to standardize the emerging market of LED lighting, some important LED regional markets around the world have introduced relevant technical regulations or standards, and have put forward certification requirements for the application of LED lighting certification.


CCC Certification

CCC certification is a product conformity assessment system implemented by the Chinese government in accordance with relevant WTO agreements and internationally accepted rules to protect the lives of consumers, animals and plants, protect the environment, and protect national security.

On December 3, 2001, the General Administration of Inspection, Quarantine and Quarantine of China and the National Certification and Accreditation Administration jointly issued the “Regulations on the Administration of Compulsory Product Certification”

The original “CCIB” certification and “Great Wall CCEE Certification” were unified into “China Compulsory Certification” (English name is China Compulsory Certification), and its English abbreviation is “CCC”, so it is also referred to as “3C” certification.

It should be noted that the 3C mark is not a quality mark, but a basic safety certification.

3C certification is mainly to try to solve the long-standing policy of multiple occurrences and duplicates in the Chinese product certification system through a package of solutions such as “unified catalog, unified standards, technical regulations, conformity assessment procedures, unified certification marks, and unified charging standards”. Accreditation, recurring charges, and non-discrimination of certification practices and enforcement actions, and the establishment of technical regulations, standards, and conformity assessment procedures consistent with international rules can facilitate trade facilitation and liberalization.

UL Certification

UL is a shorthand for the Underwriters Laboratories.

The UL Safety Laboratory is the most authoritative in the United States and the largest private institution in the world for safety testing and identification.

It is an independent, profitable, professional organization that tests for public safety.

It uses scientific testing methods to determine the extent to which various materials, devices, products, equipment, buildings, etc. are hazardous or harmful to life and property; to determine, prepare, and issue appropriate standards and to help reduce and prevent life the property is subject to loss of information, and at the same time, carried out the fact-finding business.

UL certification is a non-mandatory certification in the United States, primarily for the detection and certification of product safety performance. The scope of certification does not include the EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) characteristics of the product.

ISO9000 Certification

The certification  of ISO9000 quality system certification are all authorized institutions approved by the national accreditation body, and the audit of the quality system of the enterprise is very strict.

For the internal enterprise, quality management can be carried out in accordance with the internationally standardized quality system that has been strictly audited, truly meeting the requirements of legalization and scientificization, greatly improving work efficiency and product qualification rate, and rapidly improving the economic and social benefits of enterprises.

For the outside of the enterprise, when the customer knows that the supplier is managed according to international standards, has obtained the ISO9000 quality system certification certificate, and has strict audit and regular supervision by the certification body。

It can be sure that the company can stably produce qualified products and even The trustworthy enterprise of excellent products can safely conclude a supply and sales contract with the enterprise and expand the market share of the enterprise.

CE Certification

CE certification is limited to the basic safety requirements of products that do not endanger the safety of human beings, animals and goods, rather than general quality requirements. Coordination directives only specify major requirements, and general directive requirements are standard tasks.

Therefore, the exact meaning is that the CE mark is a safety pass mark and not a quality pass mark. It is the “main requirement” that forms the core of the European Directive.

The “CE” mark is a safety certification mark and is regarded as a passport that the manufacturer opens and enters the European market.

In the EU market, the “CE” mark is a compulsory certification mark. Whether it is a product produced by an enterprise within the EU or a product produced by another country, in order to freely circulate in the EU market, the “CE” mark must be affixed.

GS Certification

GS means that security has been certified, and it also means German security. GS certification is a voluntary certification based on the German Product Safety Act (GPGS) and tested according to the EU unified standard EN or the German industrial standard DIN. It is a recognized German safety certification mark in the European market.

VDE Certification

The VDE Inspection and Certification Institute, located in Ofenbach, Germany, is a research institute affiliated to the German Association of Electrical Engineers. It was founded in 1920. As a neutral and independent organization, VDE laboratories inspect and certify electrical products according to German VDE or European EN standards, or IEC International Electrotechnical Commission standards.

In many countries, VDE certification marks are even more famous than their own, especially by importers and exporters.

CB Certification

CB system (IEC system of qualified testing and certification of electrical products) is an international system operated by IECEE. The certification bodies of IECEE member countries test the safety performance of electrical products based on IEC standards. The test results, namely CB test report and CB test certificate, are mutually recognized in the member countries of IECEE.

The aim is to reduce international trade barriers arising from the need to meet the standards for accreditation or approval of different countries.

CSA certification

CSA is the abbreviation of the Canadian Standards Association. It was founded in 1919 and is the first non-profit organization in Canada specializing in the development of industrial standards.

Products such as electronics and electrical appliances sold in North American markets need to be certified for safety.

At present, CSA is Canada’s largest security certification body and one of the world’s most famous security certification bodies. It can provide safety certification for all types of products, such as machinery, building materials, electrical appliances, computer equipment, office equipment, environmental protection, medical fire safety, sports and entertainment.

Nordic Certification

Nordic logo is the safety certification mark of four Nordic countries. Its product range is the same as CB logo S (Sweden); N (Norway); FI (Finland); D (Denmark).

Applications can be made through CB reports or directly witnessed by certification agencies in the four countries.

The certification bodies of the four countries have concluded agreements to endorse each other’s test results.

In other words, as long as your product is certified by any of the four Nordic countries, if you need the certification of the other three VIPs, you do not need to provide products for testing, and the other three countries will issue certificates directly on the basis of the certificate.

The products involved in the safety certification of the four Nordic countries include industrial equipment, mechanical equipment, communication equipment, electrical products, personal protective appliances, and household products.

TUV Certification

TUV logo is a safety certification logo specially designed for components in Germany, which is widely accepted in Germany and Europe. At the same time, enterprises can apply for CB certificate when applying for TU V logo, thereby obtaining certificates from other countries through conversion.

Moreover, after the product has passed the certification, TU V of Germany will go to the Rectifier Factory of qualified component suppliers to recommend these products; in the process of the whole machine certification, all components with TU V mark can be exempted from inspection.

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The above ten certification standards are to regulate the emerging market of LED lighting. Only the standards and requirements can make the healthy development of LED lighting in a sound market.