Whether you specialise in general, automotive, back, sign, or medical lighting, the industry continues to change and grow exponentially. It is estimated that by 2020 the general lighting and automotive lighting markets will be worth 83 and 18 billion EUR respectively. In order to stay competitive, organizations will have to deploy new strategies to help them stand out from the competition and deliver products that are highly efficient and safe to use.
Kitemark™ Lighting Schemes
Voluntary certification schemes for emergency lighting, luminaires, and LED retrofit bulbs only available from BSI. One of the most reputable marks of trust for over a century, gaining the Kitemark brings with it a wealth of benefits:
- Enhanced reputation
- Stand out from the competition
- Attract new customers
- Gain access to new tenders in new markets
The BSI Kitemark helps manufacturers differentiate products, to make them easily identifiable as being as safe and reliable as possible. When quality and safety matter most, trust the BSI Kitemark™ for Lighting.
Standards affect all of us, every day of our lives. Whenever we use a product or service, there's a good chance there's a standard to cover it, whether we're using a washing machine, mobile phone, driving a car, or eating in a restaurant. Put simply, standards make products and services:
- Safer – e.g. by setting minimum standards for electrical appliances for example
- Better quality – e.g. by setting out how companies can produce clearer, simpler and more accurate bills
- Easier to use – by establishing rules for product design, so that for example elderly and disabled people can use them
Standards can help your organization to work in a better and smarter way, to improve your efficiency and be more innovative.
BSI is a founding signatory to the ENEC (European Certification Scheme for lighting) agreement and can issue the ENEC mark on behalf of CENELEC in the UK. The mark is applicable for electro technology products such as lighting fittings and their components, capacitors, mains connector and cord sets. The procedure for obtaining the ENEC mark is similar to that for obtaining the Kitemark™ and offers many of the same benefits.
As a certification body, BSI tests the electrical safety and performance, where applicable, in accordance with the relevant European Norms, and will only grant the ENEC certification mark when it has been established that there is compliance with the relevant ENs.
CE marking allows you to legally market and distribute your product within the European Market, and declares that your product complies with all applicable European Directives and Regulations.
BSI as a Notified Body, can help you gain access into the European market by ensuring your products meet all CE marking requirements. As an NB for many EU Directives and Regulations, we will work in partnership with you, helping you to understand and comply to the essential requirements, enabling you to confidently and legally affix CE marking to your products.
As well as testing your products for CE marking and Kitemark™, we can provide testing services before and after you receive your certification, or even when no standard already exists.
If you're in the process of getting new products to market, we can help prove your innovation, and get your products to where you want them to be more quickly. Talking to us early in the process can give you confidence that everything you need to consider is covered.
Self-declaration endorsed by BSI can offer your customers increased levels of confidence in your products. We can review all your technical information including test data, technical files and reports, and issue a Verification Certificate to you.
This will help you to meet the requirements of bids and tenders, potentially where it was more difficult for you to do so, and differentiate your products in the market place. We'll give you the independent overview that you need, and you'll be able to use your verification certificate to support procurement specifications.
If no standard exists in the market place, or if you are looking to give additional reassurance of the performance of your product, verification gives you peace of mind. It gives you independent confirmation that your products do meet the high levels of performance.