The BEAB (British Electrotechnical Approvals Board) and The Lighting Association have joined forces to offer luminaire manufacturers quality ENEC testing and certification, enabling them to gain access to European markets and to international markets via the CB Scheme. The ENEC (European Norms Electrical Certification) Mark is a European Certification mark of Conformity, based on Harmonised European Safety Standards. Currently accepted by 20 European countries, the ENEC 19 Mark for luminaires demonstrates that a product has been independently tested by the Lighting Association and certified by BEAB. In addition to product testing, annual factory inspection and market surveillance are integral requirements of the ENEC Mark, providing maximum confidence to everyone in the supply chain.
International CB testing and certification is also available to manufacturers, helping them to access markets outside Europe and overcome the complexities of conformity to international standards. Together with the ENEC service, this will provide luminaire manufacturers with a one-stop shop for all their testing and certification needs.
In a joint statement, Mike Vint, managing director of BEAB, said: "The BEAB ENEC Mark projects a quality image throughout Europe. By working in partnership with The Lighting Association, we are delighted to be able to extend our expertise by providing a BEAB ENEC certification service for luminaires"