The UL Solutions laboratory in Mexico represents an opportunity for Mexican companies to compete in global markets

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Since its recent opening in the city of Querétaro, the laboratory of UL Solutions now offers various services to the Mexican lighting industry. One of them helping our customers navigate the submission process for the Official Mexican Standard (NOM) and the performance of annual tests for exports to the United States, Latin America and other global markets, with solutions for importers, distributors, manufacturers and exporters.

Even for the smaller markets that seek to strengthen the quality and compliance of their products and supply chains, UL Solutions included tests for the qualification of suppliers, tests for retail protocols and quality control, audits, inspections, product reliability and consulting services.

Among its multiple services are certification, testing, auditing, assessment and training designed to assist manufacturers who need support ranging from compliance with safety regulations, product performance testing, to accessing international trade. Engaging with UL Solutions lighting engineers gives manufacturers the tools to understand the certification requirements in the production phase and not in later stages that can result in setbacks or even the withdrawal of products.

Similarly, UL Solutions offers support in new areas increasingly linked to the industry, such as: 

Connected lighting
In addition to functional and decorative lighting, lighting systems and controls that can be integrated with IoT devices are currently in demand for greater comfort, security, less energy consumption and more added value. In this way, new opportunities open for the industry beyond just the functional part.

Lighting as a Service (LaaS) encompasses several categories, each with its respective challenges that can become complex, which is why UL Solutions offers support and advice on issues including:

  • Cyber ​​security.
  • Interoperability.
  • Test protocols such as DALI-2 certification.
  • EMC and wireless tests such as Bluetooth, Zigbee and Thread.
  • Inclusion of Li-Fi systems.
  • Residential and consumer lighting services, among others.

UVC ultraviolet lighting
Due to the global pandemic, public areas, schools, hotels, companies, hospitals and other institutions are looking for safe and certified products to help keep spaces clean and reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses.

UL Solutions also offers resources and testing for manufacturers who incorporate ultraviolet-C (UVC) radiation into their products for the purpose of disinfecting spaces.

UL Solutions Lighting Performance Services
UL Solutions offers certification testing for photometric, protection against impacts and entry (IP/IK), vibrations, efficiency and energy performance, and likewise extends to others such as:

  • Evaluation of risk factors, safety and packaging of products with tests according to the ISTA (International Safe Transit Association) that help resolve shipping and damage claims.
  • Development of performance metrics as new technologies emerge.
  • Ultraviolet photobiological testing, ingress protection and other environmental measures.
  • IES-based standards and equipment testing for LM-79, LM-84 and TM-21.
  • Evaluation and testing in accordance with the requirements of Energy Star and other efficiency programs and qualifications for DesignLights Consortium (DLC) and its Qualified Products List (QPL).

Commercial and professional lighting services
Applications in offices, warehouses and commercial spaces prioritize compliance with technical and health standards while generating user-friendly environments.

Today UL Solutions has laboratories in the United States, India, Italy, Germany and China, among other locations, where they work as a single certification for photometric and quality tests, with the same answers and protocols to reach all their customers Worldwide. This helps reduce the access time and cost of products for the Mexican market and vice versa.

For more information and quotes, access your  UL Solutions portal.

To read it in Spanish you can access the following link De México para el mundo ¿Cómo acceder al mercado global de iluminación? 

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