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Boxborough, MA, United States, 2013/10/23 - Intertek qualifies Smart Vision Lights’ in-house LED light lab, guaranteeing that their LEDs comply with new international photobiological damage standards, protecting customers from risk across global markets [LSE: ITRK]. LSE: ITRK
Intertek, a leading international provider of testing, inspection, and certification services, announced that Smart Vision Lights was recently qualified as a Level IV LED testing and certification facility under Intertek’s SATELLITE™ Data Acceptance Program. Intertek's SATELLITE data acceptance program integrates speed, flexibility, and cost effectiveness into the product development process by accepting internal laboratory test data of qualifying customers.
Smart Vision Lights, a leader in LED research and development, engineering, and manufacturing of machine vision lights for the advanced lighting industry, has met the stringent standards of the program and is now a SATELLITE laboratory. Level IV LED light testing and certification lab qualification indicates that all Smart Vision Lights’ LED light sources are tested and documented to meet international light performance and safety standards, including IEC-62471, for “Photobiological Safety of Lamps and Lamp Systems.”
The purpose of testing to the IEC-62471 standard is to protect workers from injuries and blindness caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV), visible, and infrared/thermal electromagnetic radiation. A CE or CCC mark applied to an LED light for sale in Europe or China, without supporting documentation of IEC-62471 compliance can result in the equipment being recalled and prohibited from sale, or the manufacturer being held liable for fines and other damages.
“Compliance with IEC-62471 is becoming a hot button for light manufacturers, particularly advanced light manufacturers in machine vision and industrial automation industries,” explains David Spaulding, President of Smart Vision Lights. “It takes considerable investment for a company to qualify as an Intertek light-testing laboratory under the SATELLITE Data Acceptance Program. Smart Vision Lights’ investment in this area is in line with our commitment to produce the best engineered solid-state lighting for machine vision and industrial applications that meets or exceeds all relevant international standards. Our customers can be confident that their systems, products, and investment containing Smart Vision Lights’ products are fully compliant with international standards and safe for sale across all global markets.”
"We welcome Smart Vision Lights to Intertek's SATELLITE Program to help them accelerate speed to market," said Richard Adams, Intertek Senior Vice President. "Intertek’s expertise in global lighting industry requirements and our breadth of services across the full product life cycle ensure that Smart Vision Lights’ innovative engineers can continue to focus on developing advanced technologies in machine vision LED lights."
Intertek will conduct periodic audits of the lab to ensure that Smart Vision Lights maintains its Level IV SATELLITE status.
Intertek (intertek.com) is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products, processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 36,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide.
Sarah H. Linn, Marketing Manager