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In order to pass most fire inspections, troffers and other fluorescent lighting fixtures require testing from a recognized Natioanally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). These not-for-profit laboratories will test electronic products to ensure they meet or exceed all standards for a particular class of products.

Troffers that have been certified by one of these NRTLs are guaranteed to be reliable and safe for use in your country, performing as expected for the amount of time expected. These certifications are typically screen printed on the body of each qualified troffer before it hits the market.

Better Recognize 

The screen printed NRTL mark found on any electrical product certifies it is "listed" by one or more OSHA-approved labs, including:

  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
  • Edison/Intertek Testing Services (ETL) 
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

If you do business in the United States, any of these three markings will inherently qualify your light fixture to pass Federal, State and OSHA inspections. You'll just have to make sure that you did your homework as far as light output levels and installing to NEC guidelines.

However, you should always check the standards of your municipal locality in case they have any issues accepting these NRTL listings. Luckily, most local authorities will conform to UL, ETL or CSA listings.

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Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

Since 1894, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) have been improving safety and efficiency for  electrical appliances. They are a non-profit organization that also helps to develop and implement new safety standards in the USA and Canada. Though manufacturers are not required to have UL certification, the UL Listing is so widely recognized it has become an unofficial "must" for most specifiers.

UL Listed Troffers

UL standards "cross certify" for both the United States and Canada and listings will be stamped like so: 

UL Listed for Canada - product has passed all U.S. testing standards which apply to that class of product.

UL Listed for the United States - product has passed all U.S. testing standards which apply to that class of product. 

UL Listed for Canada & United States - product pass both Canadian and U.S. standards and cross-qualifies in both countries.

 

Intertek/Edison Testing Laboratories (ITL & ETL)

Recognized in over 100 countries worldwide, the Intertek Testing Service (ITS) is a division of Charterhouse Development Capitol. This OSHA recognized NRTL was originally named the Edison Testing Laboratory (ETL), which was created by Thomas Edison in 1896 to test the performance and reliable operation of electronic devices. Today the ETL marking remains a recognized symbol of quality assurance in the US and Canada.

ETL Listed Troffers


ETL Listed for the United States - product has passed all U.S. testing standards which apply to that class of product.

ETL Listed for Canada - product has passed all U.S. testing standards which apply to that class of product.

ETL Listed for Canada & United States - product pass both Canadian and U.S. standards and cross-qualifies in both countries.

 

Canadian Standards Association (CSA) 

Created in 1919, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) provides that any electrical product installed within Canadian provinces must connect to the power grid and abide by all Canadian safety standards. CSA is a non-profit organization that administers the testing and listing of electronic products to meet the provincial laws across Canada. 

CSA Listed Fluorescent Light


CSA Listed for the United States - product has passed all U.S. testing standards which apply to that class of product.

CSA Listed for Canada - product has passed all U.S. testing standards which apply to that class of product.

CSA Listed for Canada & United States - product pass both Canadian and U.S. standards and cross-qualifies in both countries.

 

Conclusion

Ensuring your troffer is marked with one of the NRTLs listed is like putting a feather in your cap for future building inspections. Customers will often require that at least one of these agencies is listed for the fluorescent light fixtures they desire. Luckily UL, ETL and CSA listings are all basically the same, so one will qualify the other and vice versa.

Other Troffer Codes, Documents and Certifications

  • NFPA 101: Life Safety Code
  • NFPA 70: National Electric Code (NEC)
  • Ingress Protection (IP) ratings
  • International Standards Organization (ISO)
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Institiute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • RoHS Compliant
  • DesignLights Consortium
  • LEED Certification

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