Smart Vision Lights IEC 62471 Lab
Smart Vision Lights’ LED testing lab includes a new Gooch & Housego Spectroradiometric system consisting of an OL 750-M-D double monochromator with integrating sphere, including germanium, lead sulfide, and silicon high-sensitivity detectors for performing highly accurate optical radiation measurements. The new equipment enables Smart Vision Lights certified lab technicians to independently measure and validate IEC 62471 data including radiance and irradiance of optical radiation from 200 nm through 3000 nm wavelengths. The entire lab will regularly undergo periodic Intertek audits to maintain its Level IV status.
The new Level IV LED light testing and certification lab means that all Smart Vision Lights’ LED light sources are tested and documented to meet international light performance and safety standards, including IEC 62471, “Photobiological Safety of Lamps and Lamp Systems.”
All lights sold in the Canada, the European Union, and Asia are required to be tested to the IEC 62471 standard to protect workers from injuries and blindness caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV), visible, and infrared/thermal electromagnetic radiation. If a manufacturer applies a CE or CCC mark to an LED light for sale in Europe and China, respectively, without supporting documentation of IEC 62471 compliance, the equipment can be recalled and prohibited from sale. The manufacturer can also be liable for fines and other damages. Although the U.S. does not require IEC 62471 compliance today, UL regularly requires IEC 62471-compliant LED lights for systems that could be sold in Canada or other non-U.S. markets.