Did you know that your safety can be measured by a tiny sticker? When browsing for lighting fixtures and other electrical devices, ensuring that it is marked with a UL stamp will mean that it is a safe option, compared to a product that is non-UL listed. But what exactly is UL?
UL is a reputable Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) that establishes trust between a manufacturer and a consumer in the United States and Canada. With over 100 years of experience, UL has assessed and tested various products using over 1,000 standards they developed to determine public safety.
UL Listing confirms that a manufacturer has the capacity to innovate products that meet UL Standards. Instead of UL tediously testing each product, manufacturers are authorized to evaluate their own products and mark it as UL listed. UL then gets in constant communication with manufacturers to ensure they are truly abiding by the requirements.
Listing your products with UL is completely optional. However, consumers and even resellers would prefer products that have passed safety standards. This gives confidence that there is honesty in product claims, in as little as correct wiring, proper voltages, and other functional abilities. In some cases, electrical codes may require your products to be UL-listed as a safety precaution.
All Juniper products are listed with NRTL’s, such as UL and ETL, to verify that our fixtures are safe to use in residential, hospitality, and commercial spaces. As we develop new products and improve current inventions, we ensure that these are still aligned with the standards of National Electrical Code. Talk to our lighting experts today for any concern or general inquiries with Juniper fixtures.