The lighting laboratory is one of the original facilities set up when the BSI Laboratories were opened in 1959, and was developed to support the approval of vehicle lighting for the Ministry of Transport.
Benefiting from the support of 22 additional laboratories and our certification departments on site, BSI is now able to offer a complete compliance service to the lighting industry, including:
- CE marking support, which includes type testing to European and International Standards with "Short Format BSI Test Reports” to further reduce the cost. In addition to this. BSI are able to provide a comprehensive technical file assessment service.
- Photometric evaluation of a huge variety of lighting products, including TM5, TM10, and TM14 measurement of luminaires with our state of the art LMT Goniophotometer. Our 30-meter photometric range is used to evaluate types of products that include vehicle lighting including Reg 65 special warning lights, life jacket lights, road traffic furniture, bicycle lights, and retroreflective materials. Environmental testing or lighting products is also well supported at our Hemel Hempstead site with IP testing, climatic, temperature and vibration testing all available in our excellent Environmental laboratory.
- Kitemark certification schemes are available for selected lighting products, and reports from other test organisations can be taken into consideration to achieve this prestigious quality mark.
BSI can test a lighting product in our accredited laboratory and if the product complies with the requirements of the IEC standard applied, a Certification Board report can be issued. This CB certificate may then be submitted to another attesting National Certification Board which will in turn issue its own national certification mark through a far simplified procedure.
BSI is a signatory to the CENELEC Certification Agreement.The CCA scheme offers mutual recognition between European certification bodies for testing and ongoing product/factory surveillance of electrical, and electronic products. This agreement is accepted throughout the EC, EFTA, and much of Eastern Europe.
The ENEC mark for lighting products is also available from BSI to complement the Kitemark if required or as a stand-alone certification, depending on your market requirements.
Having been a VCA accredited photometric laboratory for over 30 years, BSI has established an unrivalled reputation and experience in the testing of vehicle lighting, reflectors and mirrors.
In an industry where time is of the essence, this quick turn-round service can be extended to include type approval for other markets, such as the USA, through the Automotive Manufacturers Equipment Compliance Agency (AMECA).
The Lighting Technology laboratory has UKAS accreditation for both testing and calibration, and carries second generation standard lamps supplied by the National Physical Laboratory to support our Calibration Service for all types of lighting and colorimetric measuring equipment.
With short lead times, competitive quotes, excellent facilities, flexible testing programmes, and unrivalled experience, why not benefit from the BSI Brand yourselves and gain a world recognised BSI Test Report or Kitemark for your lighting products.
In addition to all this, BSI has the support of our Standards and Management Systems Division to offer a fully comprehensive, total solution to all your compliance requirements, no matter what your intended market may be.