1. What is ENERGY STAR certification?
Energy Star is an energy conservation program led by the U.S. government, mainly for consumer electronics. The ENERGY STAR program was launched in 1992 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to reduce energy consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
If the product can obtain the ENERGY STAR, not only can it be recommended by the official website and listed online, which is very helpful for the development of the product in the US market; but also local sellers will be more willing to sell and sell better with government subsidies. For consumers, Energy Efficiency Star represents lower energy consumption and higher light efficiency, which can help products better develop the US market.
2. Test content of ENERGY STAR Test content included in ENERGY STAR: safety, EMI, surge, noise (non-Energy Star energy efficiency test items) Light performance and energy efficiency test items:
1. Light effect, luminous flux
2. Color temperature, color deviation, color rendering index
3. Light intensity distribution, regional luminous flux distribution
4. Chromaticity space inhomogeneity
5. Switching cycle
6. Luminous maintenance rate
7. Chroma maintenance rate
9. Electrical parameters
3. Scope of ENERGY STAR certified products
1. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning products
2. Home and building sealing products
3. Lighting products
4. Office equipment
5. Other products
7. Commercial food preparation equipment
8. Household appliances
From a lighting product perspective, most household lighting products fall under the ENERGY STAR category, while most commercial lighting falls under the DLC certification, another US energy efficiency certification.
Fourth, the certification process
1. Telephone consultation
2. Confirm the product model list
3. Provide ENERGY STAR certification information and application form
4. The applicant fills in the application form
5. Submit samples and product information
6. Laboratory tests on samples
7. Submit test data and related documents to ENERGY STAR authorities]
8. Approved, ENERGY STAR sends a letter
9. Products are affixed with the ENERGY STAR label
Seven countries and regions in the world have participated in the ENERGY STAR program promoted by the US Environmental Protection Agency, namely the United States, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, and the European Union. Since 2001, the International Energy Star Program Conference has been held annually. Now the products included in the scope of this certification have reached more than 30 categories, such as household appliances, heating/cooling equipment, electronic products, lighting products, etc. Currently, lighting products, including energy-saving lamps (CFL), are the most popular in the Chinese market. , light fixtures (RLF), traffic lights and exit lights.