International lighting standard

Lighting Global maintains the international lighting standards, a set of off-grid lighting benchmarks that set a baseline level of quality, durability, and truth-in-advertising to protect consumers.


Chapter 1: International Lighting Standards

Chapter 2: The International Lighting Organization

Chapter 3: Global lighting Society and  Institution

Chapter 4:Lighting safety testing standards 

Chapter 1: International lighting standard

International regulations and standards for LED lamps

LED lamp products exported to the EU need: CE certification, GS certification;

United States: UL certification;

South Korea: KC certification;

Middle East: SASO;

The main certifications in the North American market are: UL, ETL, FCC and ENERGYSTAR (Energy Star);

If it is exported to Europe, VDE is the most authoritative, if it is exported to the United States and Canada, UL, CUL will do.

Export to EU countries need to pass the safety certification test (LVD) and electromagnetic compatibility certification test (EMC), the main certification marks are CE and ENEC.

The certification reference standards mainly include:

IEC / EN: 60598-1 (general requirements and tests of lamps),

IEC / EN: 60598-2-3 (safety requirements for road and street lighting fixtures),

IEC / EN62031 (General safety requirements for LED modules),

IEC / EN: 61000-3-2 (single-phase input current ≦ 16A equipment harmonic current emission limit),

IEC / EN: 61000-3-3 (limits of voltage fluctuations and flicker in low-voltage power supply systems),

IEC / EN61547 (Electromagnetic compatibility immunity requirements for general lighting equipment),

IEC / EN55015 (Limits and measurement methods of electromagnetic interference characteristics of electrical lighting or type equipment

You can choose the following certification according to your needs:

German VDE certification

VDE / GS mark certification

VDE Electronic Components Mark Certification

EU CE certification

European ENEC mark certification

German Electromagnetic Compatibility Standard Certification


Global mutual certification system

German DVGW certification

Swiss SEV certification

Nordic four countries certification

French NF certification

Belgian CEBEC certification

British Standards Institute BSI certification

Italy IMQ certification

Austrian product safety certification

Dutch product safety certification

Russian product safety certification

Polish product safety certification

North America

American UL / C-UL certification

Canadian CSA certification

American FCC certification

South America

Argentina IRAM certification

Brazil UCIEE certification


China CCC certification

Saudi Arabia SASO certification

Japan Electromagnetic Interference Certification

Japan PSE (Class A) certification

Japan PSE (Class B) certification

Australian SAA certification

Singapore Certification

Korea KTL certification

Chapter 2: The International Lighting Organization

Chapter 3: Global lighting Society and  Institution

Chapter 4:Lighting safety testing standards 

Product Type Standard(s)
Electric Signs UL 48 & CSA C22.2 No. 207
Electric Sign Components UL 879 & CSA-C22.2 No. 207
Portable Luminaires UL 153 & CSA C22.2 No 250.4
Dimmers/Controllers UL 244A & CSA C22.2 No. 177
Seasonal/Holiday Decorative Products UL 588 & CSA C22.2 No. 37
Underwater Luminaires UL 676 & CSA C22.2 No. 89
Photoelectric Switches for Lighting UL 773A & CSA C22.2 No. 205
Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts UL 935 & CSA C22.2 No. 74 Part 1
HID Lamp Ballasts UL 1029 & CSA C22.2 No. 74 Part 2
LED Drivers UL 8750 & CSA C22.2 No. 250.13
Solid-State Dimming Controls UL 1472 & CSA C22.2 No. 184.1
Stage and Studio Luminaires UL 1573 & CSA C22.2 No. 166
Track Lighting Systems UL 1574 & CSA C22.2 No. 9
Fixed Luminaires UL 1598 & CSA C22.2 No. 250.0
Nightlights UL 1786 & CSA C22.2 No. 256
Low Voltage Landscape Lighting UL 1838 & CSA C22.2 No. 250.7
Self-Ballasted Lamps/Lamp Adapters UL 1993 & CSA C22.2 No. 1993
Low-Voltage Lighting Systems UL 2108 & CSA C22.2 No. 9.0 or CSA 22.2 No. 250.0
Neon Transformers and Power Supplies UL 2161 & CSA C22.2 No. 255
Flexible Lighting Products UL 2388 & CSA C22.2 No. 9.0
Flashlights and Lanterns UL 1576 & CSA C22.2 No. 250.4

Electrical Safety Lighting Standards for Europe

Product Type Standard(s)
Electric Signs IEC/EN 60598-2-1 & IEC/EN 60598-1
Portable Luminaires IEC/EN 60598-2-4 & IEC/EN 60598-1
Dimmers/ Controllers IEC/EN 61058-1/ IEC/EN 61347-2-11 & IEC/EN 61347-1
Seasonal/Holiday Decorative Products IEC/EN 60598-2-20 & IEC/EN 60598-1
Underwater Luminaires IEC/EN 60598-2-1 & IEC/EN 60598-1
Photoelectric Switches for Lighting IEC/EN 60669-2-1 & IEC/EN 60669-1
Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts IEC/EN 61347-2-3, IEC/EN 61347-1, IEC/EN 61347-2-8 & IEC/EN 61347-1
HID Lamp Ballasts IEC/EN 61347-2-9, IEC/EN 61347-1, IEC/EN 61347-2-12 & IEC/EN 61347-1
LED Drivers IEC/EN 61347-2-13 & IEC/EN 61347-1
Solid-State Dimming Controls IEC/EN 61058-1
Stage and Studio Luminaires IEC/EN 60598-2-17 & IEC/EN 60598-1
Track Lighting Systems IEC/EN 60570
Fixed Luminaires IEC/EN 60598-2-1 & IEC/EN 60598-1
Recessed Luminaires ICE/EN 60598-2-3 & IEC/EN 60598-1
Nightlights IEC/EN 60598-2-12 & IEC/EN 60598-1
Low Voltage Landscape Lighting IEC/EN 60598-2-1, IEC/EN 60598-1, IEC/EN 60598-2-7 & IEC/EN 60598-1
Self-Ballasted Lamps/Lamp Adapters IEC/EN 60968
Low-Voltage Lighting Systems IEC/EN 60598-1 & IEC/EN 60598-2
Neon Transformers and Power Supplies IEC/EN 61347-2-10 & IEC/EN 61347-1
Flexible Lighting Products IEC/EN 60598-2-20 & IEC/EN 60598-1
Handlamps (flashlights) IEC/EN 60598-2-8 & IEC/EN 60598-1
Pool Use and Similar Luminaires IEC/EN 60598-2-18 & IEC/EN 60598-1
LED Equipment for Use In Lighting IEC/EN 62031
Photobiological Safety Lamp and Lamps Systems IEC/EN 62471
Non-Directional Household Lamps ErP DirectiveREG. 244/2009
Office & Public Street Lighting ErP DirectiveREG. 245/2009

Performance Testing: Photometric Test of Lamps

Product Type Standard(s)
Compact Fluorescent Lamps IESNA LM-66
Incandescent Lamps IESNA LM-45
Incandescent Filament Lamps IESNA LM-49
Spectroradiometric Measurements IESNA LM-58
Electrical and Photometric Testing of Solid-State Lighting Devices IESNA LM-79
Lumen Maintenance of LED Light Sources IESNA LM-80
ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements for Lamps (Light Bulbs)
Non-Directional Household Lamps ErP Directive REG. 244/2009
Office and Public Street Lighting ErP Directive REG, 245/2009
Testing of Non-Visible LED Light Sources IEC/EN 62471

Performance Testing: Luminaire Testing

Product Type Standard(s)
Luminaire Photometry Testing for IES Files
ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements for Luminaires
ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements for Ceiling Fans and Ceiling Fan Light Kits
Airflow Testing ASTM E283

Performance Testing: Flashlights, Spotlights, and Head Lamps

Product Type Standard(s)
Performance Testing ANSI/NEMA FL1 Specification

Performance Testing: Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts

Product Type Standard(s)
Performance Testing ANSI C82.1 & ANSI C82.11
Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) Energy-Efficiency Requirements

Performance Testing: Automotive Lighting

Product Type Standard(s)
Testing of Headlamps, Tail Lamps, and Auxiliary Lamps FMVSS 108 / CMVSS 108
Testing of Headlamps, Tail Lamps, and Auxiliary Lamps ECE Regulations
Emergency Warning Lights SAE J845, SAE J1318, SAE J595, ECE Reg. 65
Turn Signal/Hazard Warning Switches and Flashers SAE J589, SAE J910, SAE J590b, SAE J945

Performance Testing: Airport Lighting Equipment

Product Type Standard(s)
Federal Aviation Administration FAA AC150 – Advisory Circulars
International Civil Avaiation Organization ICAO Specifications
Transport Canada TC Specifications

Performance Testing: LED Traffic and Pedestrian Signals

Product Type Standard(s)
Institute of Transportation Engineers ITE Specifications
California D.O.T. CALTRANS Specifications
European Performance Specification EN 12368

Performance Testing: Emergency Exit Signs

Product Type Standard(s)
Observation Visibility Test UL 924

Performance Testing: Suntanning Equipment

Product Type Standard(s)
UV Testing FDA Requirements (21 CFR 1040) & UL

Performance Testing: Environmental/Mechanical Testing

Product Type Standard(s)
Ingress Protection Testing (IP Rating) IEC 60529
Corrosion/Salt Fog Testing ASTM B117 & others
Vibration Testing Various Specifications
Dust Testing Various Specifications
Moisture Testing Various Specifications
Thermal Cycling/Thermal Shock Various Specifications
Humidity Testing Various Specifications
Transient Protection Testing IEEE C62.41.1 & IEEE C62.41.2
Abrasion Testing Various Specifications
Drop/Impact Testing Various Specifications
Mechanical Shock Testing Various Specifications
Chemical Resistance Testing Various Specifications
Accelerated UV Weathering Various Specifications

Performance Testing: EMC Testing

Product Type Standard(s)
EN 55015
EN 55022
EN 61547
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
SAE J1113