In 1998, the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) was founded on the principle that energy efficient solutions should extend to commercial lighting products. In collaboration with the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), DLC certifications put a stamp of approval on high-performance, energy-efficient products, while providing tools, resources and technical expertise to the lighting industry. DLC shows dedication to the lighting market by pushing innovation and providing cutting-edge technology to the masses.
Born out of Intertek, ETL is one the the world's largest laboratories specializing in testing, inspection and certification. The company provides total quality assurance in the products they examine and are a symbol for safety in the lighting industry. A product featuring an ETL certification validates the expert level of testing the product has received, in order to verify that it meets North American safety standards.
As part of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Energy Star began as a way to identify energy-efficient products. However, over the past 24 years, it has quickly proven itself as a dominating force in the energy conservation effort. The program, which works to reduce pollutions, has changed the energy landscape and resulted in billions of dollars in energy savings. By educating the public and providing the necessary tools, Energy Star helps organizations and consumers choose certified products that will ultimately save them money, while positively impacting the environment.
For over 120 years, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has worked hard to find ways to ensure safe living and working environments. To do so, UL uses advanced science to inspect, test and certify consumer products. UL certified products truly set the standard for safety, giving end users peace of mind.