What Are Certification Marks UL, ETL, CE, CSA, RoHS, Energy Star and DLC, What Do They Mean?
“Standards writing and publishing is independent of specific product testing and certification functions. Standards are (usually) created by independent committees, who then publish their rulings with the assistance of standards organizations such as UL, ETL Listed, CE, CSA, RoHS, Energy Star and DLC. Approved standards are then made available to manufacturers as well as testing and certification organizations to assist with design, testing, certification and LED certification.”
“Once a product has been found compliant with a standard, the accredited testing laboratory authorizes the product to bear that laboratories’ licensed mark. So, the approval mark on the product shows consumers, specifiers, and authorities which accredited testing service has certified the product, not which service published the standard.”
Now, the meaning of each Certification Mark and what it stands for. [read more]