By BizLED Bureau
Feb 17, 2016: The city of New Delhi will be home to Intertek’s first electrical laboratory for testing LED and batteries. With the commission of this facility, the centre aims to meet international testing standards along with Indian government’s regulations in LED and battery industry.
This state-of-the-art laboratory will offer safety, certification and performance testing facilities to a multiple clients ranging from the energy storage, lighting and IT-AV industries. The facility is spread in over 3,000 sq. ft. area which has two floors. The ground floor is home for Battery testing and Photometry services while the first floor conducts LED safety tests and IT-AV (2016B) lab services.
India seems to be the new breeding ground and has a lot of potential owing to many nationalised programs to promote LED-based general and street lighting. Under government’s plan, 770 million conventional bulbs will be replaced with power-efficient LED bulbs under the Domestic Efficient Lighting Program (DELP) and 330 million street lights under Street Light National Program (SLNP) by end of year 2019.
One of the top executives at Intertek South Asia stated that ‘Our Electrical Centre of Excellence is in a better position to take advantage of the opportunities created by the Bureau of Indian Standards, Central Registration Office (BIS CRO). It provides all the services needed to run lighting and battery industries. Depending on industry growth, the lab will be expanded to accommodate LM 80, LED chip level resting, and photobiological testing for LEDs.’
This newly constructed lab will provide support to Intertek’s global centers of excellence for lighting and battery testing across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
With high hopes and positive expectations, the management at Intertek is excited to start this new journey in India. From testing, training, auditing and inspection, to advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek is committed to add value for its customers by constantly working to improve the quality and safety of their products. This includes assets and processes as well.