As the availability of electrical energy is becoming limited, governments around the world are implementing energy efficiency and standby power requirements for electrical products. They are also implementing schemes to reduce energy usage. In Australia, these include the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS), the Victorian Government's VEET scheme (Victorian Energy Efficiency Target), and the NSW ESS IPART (Energy Saving Scheme - Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal).
Comtest can currently supply LCP testing for:
GU10 LED Replacements
MR16 LED Replacements
36W / 28W 4’ T5 Replacements
58W / 35W 5’ T5 Replacements
LED Flat Panel Replacements
LED High Bay Lamps
LED Down Lights
LCP testing also incorporates Nominal Lamp Power (NLP) testing, where: LCP = NLP (power consumed by the lamp) + Control Gear/Luminaire Fitting/Final Luminaire Assembly (i.e. all power consumed, not simply the nominal power consumed by the lamp).
Comtest can also test Voltage Reduction Units (VRUs), which reduce the amount of electrical energy delivered to a lamp once the lighting is turned on, providing energy savings. As part of the Victorian VEET and NSW ESS (IPART) approval process, details of both the technical and the operational characteristics of the VRUs and lighting equipment must be provided. To calculate the benefit, the output voltage and other electrical characteristics of each VRU must to be specified and appropriate evidence must be provided, such as independent testing performed by a NATA laboratory. Comtest is NATA accredited to perform these measurements.
Ensure your lighting product meets the relevant requirements. If you are looking at supplying, manufacturing, importing or selling Lighting products and need advise on compliance please call or email us for advice.
Comtest Laboratories is an independent accredited NATA and CB Scheme test laboratory with over 25 years testing experience. Comtest’s testing and approval capabilities include Information Technology equipment, Telecommunications equipment, Power Supplies, Electrical products, Digital systems and Audio/Video products.
Comtest now offers full independent and complete Australian and New Zealand compliance testing for VoIP and Internet Telephones (including USB, Ethernet & WiFi).
Comtest has been accredited by the IECEE as a CB Testing Laboratory to perform testing of Information Technology, Telecommunications Equipment and Measurement Equipment.
For suppliers and manufacturers with markets in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America and Asia, Comtest can perform compliance testing and assist with approvals.
Comtest is also a Conformity Assessment Body for Europe to the Low Voltage and Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directives. This will assist manufacturers with CE marking of electrical equipment destined for Europe.
In addition, Comtest can support your Compliance Folder Management responsibilities. This service includes simply consultancy on how to construct a folder, to the more complex role of Agency Agreements for the purpose of holding compliance folders for international manufacturers supplying into Australia.