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Increased responsibilities for cable distributors under low voltage directive revision

  • Mar 08, 2017

BASEC to offer direct support to manufacturers, importers and wholesalers on LVD requirements

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Don’t get stuck in the dark

  • Mar 22, 2016

Possible power cuts means compliant emergency lighting is becoming still more crucial

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Could The Selection Of ‘Equal And Approved’ Equipment Risk Lives?

  • Mar 22, 2016

There is nothing wrong with the literal interpretation of the phrase ‘Equal and approved’ as long as the selected equipment really is ‘equal’ to the equipment originally specified.

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Emergency Lighting Conversions – Safe, not Sorry!

  • Mar 22, 2016

The re-engineering of standard luminaires to emergency use is a practice carried out far more in the UK than in any other parts of Europe. Get the conversion wrong however and the consequences for installers, specifiers and converters alike can be far reaching!

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Osram takes product testing into its own hands

  • Feb 08, 2016

Consumers can check online that xenon lamps from Osram are the genuine article. The lighting giant has developed what it calls a “trust programme” in the face of an increase in the number of pirate products on the market.

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Electrical Safety First worries that Scottish bill might lose counterfeit shield

  • Sep 13, 2015

Electrical Safety First, the consumer safety charity, is concerned that the Government’s proposed Scotland Bill, which will devolve further powers to the Scottish Parliament, has forgotten consumer protection.

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Safety Issues – When Good LED Lamps Go Bad and Other Cautions

  • Feb 24, 2015

Many manufacturers and suppliers of LED lamps make great lamps that are safe to use. If they didn’t, they would not be in business for too long. While some manufacturers and suppliers have been prone to overstate performance, they too are being weeded out as the market becomes increasingly savvy about their inflated performance claims. However, there are tested and compliant lamps when used in particular applications will render the lighting installation to be unsafe.

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LIA Laboratories receives certification to ISO/IEC 17065

  • Feb 19, 2015

LIA Laboratories Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Lighting Industry Association, has been accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ISO/IEC 17065 “General requirements for the competence for product certification”, the main ISO standard used for certifying a products safety and performance.

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LIA builds new £700,000 state-of-the-art lighting test laboratory

  • Apr 24, 2014

Today, the lighting industry is seeing exciting and dramatic changes, with new technological advances – mainly LED-based - arriving seemingly on an almost daily basis. This means that the demand for lighting testing is increasing fast, and one result is that the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) is planning a new, much larger and more advanced testing laboratory in Telford.

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Don’t leave your customers in the dark – independent product verification provides peace of mind

  • Feb 19, 2014

Through its ISO 17025 accredited testing, verification and certification service, the LIA Laboratories provide lighting manufacturers with an independent ‘testimonial’ for their products, giving customers extra reassurance and peace of mind. The LIA laboratories work to build relationships with the supply chain from manufacturers and specifiers, to wholesalers and end users, meeting the needs of the lighting industry effectively.

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