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Safety & Compliance

As importers and manufacturers of LED lighting products we are required by law to ensure all of our products are safe and compliant with Australian and International Standards. As a registered business and importer/manufacturer we also offer full product warranty and public liability.

Our main product compliance requirements include the following key electrical safety standards and EMC standards.

Key Electrical Safety Requirements - SAA and CE LVD

Where necessary our products meet the electrical safety requirements of the Electrical (Consumer Safety) Act 2004 (regulated by NSW Fair Trading). This typically pertains to all products known as declared items such as power supplies and LED drivers. Also known as SAA approval, C-tick or RCM (Regulatory Compliance Mark).

For non-declared items such as individual LED bulbs SAA approval is not required by law. Nevertheless at Lite On LED we ensure any 240V AC products comply with the CE Low Voltage Directive, which is an international electrical safety standard that is equivalent to the Australian SAA. In this regard we ensure our products are electrically safe for the consumer.

Utilising products which are not safe or do not have the required safety documentation can be dangerous to the user and/or can void any potential warranty claims that may arise.

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

Electromagnetic Compatibility or EMC requirements refer to radio interference which can be caused by electrical devices inadvertently affecting communications such as TV reception. Items with  C-tick meet approval for EMC requirements, where those with RCM meet both electrical safety and EMC requirements.

In Australia non-declared items are not required to have EMC certification for approval. However, once again we ensure that all our LED products have met at least CE EMC requirements to ensure that our products do not cause any radio interference at your home or office.

Other standards which we utilise in our projects, energy savings activities and/or product development are as follows.

Australian Standards used in Emergent and General Lighting

  • Measuring lux levels to AS/NZS 1680 - Part 1, Appendix B
  • Lux measurements taken after a lighting upgrade need to account for lumen depreciation of the lamp.
  • Measurements must show that illumination levels meet or exceed the recommended values specified in AS1680 (parts 2-4) and must be taken in accordance with the provisions of AS/NZS 1680.1 Appendix B Calculation and Measurement of Illuminance.
  • AS/NZS 1680.1-2006 Interior and workplace lighting - General principles and recommendations
  • AS/NZS 60598 series including:
  • AS/NZS 60598.1:2003 Luminaires - General requirements and tests
  • AS/NZS 60598.2.2:2001 Luminaires - Particular requirements - Recessed luminaires (IEC 60598-2-2:1996, MOD)
  • AS/NZS 61347.1:2002 Lamp control gear - General and safety requirements
  • AS/NZS CISPR 15:2006 Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment
  • AS/NZS 4251 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) series
  • AS/NZS 61000 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) series
  • Australian Standard on Environmental Management Systems AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004 for specific guidance on environmental records
  • Australian Standard on Quality Management Systems AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 for guidance on developing auditable record keeping procedures.
  • lighting End-User Equipment meets the electrical safety requirements of the Electrical (Consumer Safety) Act 2004 (regulated by NSW Fair Trading)
  • Also known as SAA approval or CE Low Voltage Directive (overseas)
  • End-User Equipment meets the EMC requirements of the Radio Communications Act 1992
  • quantitative evidence of energy consumption (NATA lab)

Australian Standards used in Record & Quality Management

  • Australian Standard on Environmental Management Systems AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004 for specific guidance on environmental records
  • Australian Standard on Quality Management Systems AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 for guidance on developing auditable record keeping procedures.

Lamp Circuit Power 

Quantitative measurement of the LED light systems power consumption often carried out by a NATA lab. 

IESNA Testing Procedures (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America):

  • LM-80 Lumen maintenance – life time data (LED only)
  • TM-21 Extrapolation Lumen maintenance based on LM-80 data – life time data (Luminaire)
  • LM-79 – total downward luminous flux (Lumens), intensity distribution, colour characteristics, etc.
  • Data and specification sheets.
  • EMC and Safety standards above are mandatory
  • Temperature data (optional)
  • Life time data (optional)
  • Data & specification sheets

Power Supply (LED Driver)

  • EMC and Safety standards above are mandatory
  • Temperature data (optional)
  • Life time data (optional)
  • Data & specification sheets

 

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