I can understand the differences of LED market access requirements between North America and Europe

2019-03-01 14:33:04 冠淇科技

1. US, Canadian access requirements


C. FCC/ICES test requirements


The FCC is a compulsory certification of the radio disturbance (EMI) characteristic limits for telex products as prescribed by US federal law, but does not include EMS (radio immunity) test requirements; FCC certification testing for LED lamps and EU CE The EMC certification test for EMC is quite different.


The FCC certification method is divided into three modes: Verification, Declarationof Conformity, and Certification. The type of certification depends on the type of product. For example, the FCC test standard for LED panel light products is FCC. 47 CFR part 15B, certification type: Verification. It should be noted that the FCC certification of LED lamps is divided into Class A (LED lamps used in industrial and commercial environments) and Class B (LED lamps used in residential environments). The test limits of the two types are completely different. CE certification There is only one radio frequency disturbance test limit standard, and the limit is similar to Class B in the FCC, with an additional 9k-30MHz electromagnetic field radiation test.


Canada has also imposed mandatory electromagnetic compatibility requirements for electrical products, referred to as ICES, which is a mandatory certification of Industry Canada. The standard for LED lamps is ICES-005, which is basically the same as FCCpart15B, but radiation. The test is extended to 1000MHz. From December 1, 2016, ICES-005Issue4 will be officially implemented, and Canada will no longer accept ICES0.


2. EU regulatory requirements


In Europe, demand for LED lighting is expected to increase gradually due to the ban on the sale of incandescent lamps. In addition, a variety of fields, including automotive, outdoor and decorative applications, as well as the use of LED lighting in the indoor use will also proliferate, in line with EU regulatory access requirements will become a challenge for Chinese manufacturers.


According to the European Commission Decree, lamps and similar products must be affixed with CE certification labels in Europe. Therefore, the products need to be marked with CE. They must comply with the European Union's electrical safety, EMC, chemical substances, energy consumption and energy efficiency stickers. Instruction requirements:






A. Electrical safety test


The Low Voltage Directive (LVD) establishes overall safety requirements for all low voltage products entering the EU. Semiconductor lighting products are low voltage products defined by them and must therefore follow the specifications of the Low Voltage Directive. Different LED lamp products have different test standards, as shown in the following table: