Photometric & Lumen Maintenance Testing


Test your LED luminaires with confidence

Did You Know?

  • According to a report from Statista, LED lights will have more than 60% of the global lighting market by 2020.
  • The same report states that LED luminaires can last 25 times longer than a traditional incandescent bulb – while using 75 percent less energy. That’s as if you turned on the light in an infant’s room, and didn’t replace it until their college graduation.

The LED lighting industry has made incredible strides in the past
decade, with product effectiveness dramatically increased, and
costs dramatically decreased. Yet there are still improvements
needed in performance and efficiency, with challenges like color
shift, energy efficiency, and current droop. The U.S. Department
of Energy states the industry is only about halfway to fulfilling its

CSA Group can be your partner in tackling the challenges of this
high-growth product area and bringing your lighting products to
market. We offer the testing and certifications you need to
access markets throughout the United States, Canada and
beyond. We also support you on related matters such as
cybersecurity, functional safety, ENERGY STAR, DesignLights
Consortium (DLC), and NRCan / DOE / CEC energy efficiency
regulation requirements. We offer services in the product
development phase of your operation to improve your products’
safety, reliability, and performance.

The CSA mark is known worldwide for its credibility, quality, and
consistency. Seeing the CSA mark gives your customers peace-
of-mind that your product has been tested and certified by some
of the most reliable and trusted experts in the world.

LED Tests and Certifications

CSA Group offers key testing protocols for LED luminaires plus many others for helping to ensure that your product delivers

Claims of 30,000 to 60,000 working hours, energy efficiency and longer replacement cycles are key selling points in the LED luminaire market. CSA Group can help you verify those important claims with confidence.

LM-79 Testing

CSA Group’s LM-79 luminaire and lamp testing fully evaluates the assembled luminaire or prototypes for total flux, electrical power, efficacy (lm/watt), chromaticity, and angular distribution of light. Our LM-79 luminaire and lamp testing reports are used for:

  • LED Lighting Facts
  • DesignLight Consortium
  • California Energy Commission (CEC Title 20 and 24)

CSA Group is a global expert in solid state lighting measurements. Our LM-79 testing services are recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program, DesignLights Consortium (DLC), and we are accredited to provide test and measurement under ISO 17025.

Other CSA Group LED Testing & Measurement Services

  • CEC Title 24 Joint Appendix 8 (JA8 and JA10) including dimmer flicker testing
  • PLATO FL1 flashlight testing
  • Photobiological Safety (IEC 62471 and ANSI/IESNA RP- 27)
  • Unified Glare Rating
  • Angular Distribution Characterization (IES Files)

Shop Standards

CSA Group is leading the market in the development of standards in lighting products

Our expertise in standards development together with our dozens of testing protocols for LED lighting helps us to respond to evolving market needs quickly and efficiently


Get your LED products tested, inspected, and certified for, compliance and global market access



Transform your innovations into quality products that meet critical requirements with our expert LED testing services.



Launch new products and boost customer confidence in North America and beyond with our global certification services

Marks & Labels

Marks & Labels

Get the marks you need to access and enter your target markets in North America with confidence.

Value-Added Services

Value-Added Services

Save time and gain efficiencies with access to our customer portal, online product listings, and more.

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