CSA Group Expands Testing & Certification Services with a State-of-the-Art Lighting Laboratory

CSA Group’s new lighting laboratory in Plattling, Germany, offers extensive testing and certification services for lighting manufacturers in Europe. This testing laboratory features cutting-edge technology used to evaluate luminaires, including horticultural, automotive, and hazardous locations luminaires, as well as lamps and lasers against applicable European, North American, and international standards. We understand evolving requirements that impact the industry and the critical importance of meeting demanding safety and energy efficiency standards.

Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment in our lighting laboratory, CSA Group is able to conduct advanced testing services, such as:

  • Photometric performance testing according to LM 79 and IEC/EN 13032 series requirements
  • Photobiological performance testing, including photosynthetic photon characteristics for the photon parameters PAR and PPFD, as well as PPFE for green house / vertical farming areas
  • Blue light hazard optical safety tests and measurements for eye safety
  • Aging tests
  • Instruction manual check
  • Constructional check
  • Documentation check
  • Benchmark testing

Centralized Testing, Inspection, and Certification Solutions

At our European headquarters in Plattling, Germany, we also offer complementary testing and certification services for your lighting products. These services are centralized in one convenient location, benefiting manufacturers by avoiding the need to send test samples to various locations. Our wide range of services include testing, inspection, and certification solutions, but not limited to:

  • Electrical Safety
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Radio
  • Energy Efficiency Verification (EEV)
  • Environmental Simulation Testing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Global Market Access
  • Technical Information Service
  • Customized Testing Services
Accreditations & Recognitions

Our global network of testing laboratories is accredited by essential organizations worldwide – enabling us to further support lighting and luminaire manufacturers with their testing and certification needs.

  • Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS)
  • International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) – Conformity Assessment Schemes IECEE CB and IECEx
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL)
  • California Energy Commission (CEC)
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), including ENERGY STAR®
  • Design Lights Consortium (DLC)
  • The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
  • International Accreditation Services (IAS)
  • National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP)
  • Standards Council of Canada (SCC)

In addition, CSA Group is an EU-approved Notified Body (NB) for the following directives:

  • The Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC 2014/30/EU)
  • The Radio Equipment Directive (RED 2014/53/EU)
  • The ATEX Directive (2014/34/EU)