July 18, 2018
Elite is proud to announce that it has received ISO 17025 accreditation for Photometric Testing from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA, Certificate 1786.02). This is a major milestone for our photometric testing team since launching this new service in 2017. Combined with our existing scopes of accreditation for EMC/EMI Testing, Environmental Stress Testing, and Product Certification, this achievement demonstrates our commitment to delivering high-quality testing services for the lighting industry in one location. And our customers can be confident that our test results will be accepted around the world. Elite is also an approved laboratory for the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) qualification program, including IES LM-79 luminous flux and color measurements.
Our scope covers a wide range of test methods for automotive exterior, aerospace, and general lighting products – including FMVSS 108, SAE, FAA, ICAO, and IES specifications. Our laboratory is equipped with a 2-meter integrating sphere system and Type A goniophotometer for accurate measurements of luminous flux (lumens), luminous intensity (candela), flash energy, optical power, and color for lamps and luminaires up to 48” wide. Please visit our Quality Assurance page to download our full scope of accreditation.
In July 2018, we hosted our second Photometry Workshop covering test preparation for steady and flashing lights. It was a great opportunity to learn from our photometric test team and Bob Czajkowski, a lighting industry expert from Federal Signal and SAE Standards Committee chair, as well as gain hands-on experience in our photometry lab. We’re looking forward to planning our next workshop for 2019.
Contact us today to discuss the testing requirements for your lighting product and how we can help you succeed with accredited test results.
Third-party ISO 17025 accreditation with A2LA is an internationally-recognized quality assurance process that verifies the technical competence, facilities, management systems, and personnel qualifications of a testing laboratory. Since 1986, Elite has been continuously accredited and our scope has steadily expanded along with our facilities and testing services.