In recent years, the European Norms Electrical Certification (ENEC) scheme has gained popularity in the EU as a valuable complement to CE marking. Operating under the authority of the European Electrical Products Certification Association, the ENEC scheme allows manufacturers and importers to clearly demonstrate compliance with applicable product safety requirements found in EN (European Norm) standards as verified through testing by an independent third-party testing laboratory.
The ENEC scheme currently applies to the following product types:
- Luminaires and associated components
- Power supply units
- Switches for appliances
- IT equipment
- Automatic electrical controls
- Household products
- Connecting devices, suppression capacitors and filters
The ENEC scheme constitutes a full certification scheme as defined in ISO/IEC 17067:2013, Conformity assessment - fundamentals of product certification and guidelines for product certification schemes. Authorised ENEC scheme testing laboratories are subject to a rigorous initial assessment as well as a stringent reassessment programme of testing operations.
In the area of lighting products, the European Electrical Products Certification Association has introduced the ENEC+ scheme, which assesses the design and performance of lighting products, including LEDs. The ENEC+ scheme complements the ENEC scheme by independently verifying both safety and performance. The ENEC+ scheme can also reduce the need for separate performance testing as part of the procurement process, since ENEC+ testing generally covers all initial specification elements.
To date, more than 16,000 valid ENEC and ENEC+ certifications have been issued, covering more than 85,000 products sold or distributed in the EU. Electrical products that have been ENEC certified have been independently assessed for their safety in accordance with European safety standards, thereby providing buyers with an increased level of confidence. Lighting products bearing the ENEC and ENEC+ marks have additionally been evaluated for relevant performance criteria, potentially eliminating the need for duplicate performance testing.
TÜV SÜD has been accredited by the European Electrical Products Certification Association to certify electrical products under the ENEC scheme, and to certify lighting products under the ENEC+ scheme. We are also recognised as a National Certification Body (NCB) and a Certification Body Testing Laboratory (CBTL) under the IECEE CB Scheme, and a recognised Testing Laboratory and Certification Body under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® programme. TÜV SÜD is also an approved testing laboratory under the U.S. Department of Energy’s LED Lighting Facts programme.
In addition, TÜV SÜD’s global Energy Efficiency Centres of Excellence are equipped to test and certify lighting products to worldwide energy efficiency requirements and standards, making us a single source for testing and certification services for all types of commercial, industrial and residential lighting products.
TÜV SÜD offers a comprehensive suite of testing and certification services on the regulations, standards and voluntary energy efficiency and performance programs applicable to all types of lighting products. TÜV SÜD technical experts can also assist in product design and development, quality testing, environmental certification and transport monitoring, and can provide customised services in support of global supply chain activities. The TÜV SÜD blue octagon certification mark is globally recognised as a symbol of product safety.
TÜV SÜD’s testing and certification services include:
- Testing - TÜV SÜD is an accredited testing laboratory for both the ENEC and ENEC+ schemes, addressing both safety and performance testing for lighting products.
- Documentation - We can review the content of your product documentation and advise of any changes necessary to ensure compliance with the ENEC/ENEC+ scheme requirements.
- Regulations - TÜV SÜD technical experts keep up-to-date on regulations, standards and programmes applicable to lighting products worldwide, and participate in a number of key industry groups and trade organisations.
- Other requirements - We can offer support in complying with the requirements of other regulations and standards applicable to lighting products.
TÜV SÜD is a leading provider of comprehensive testing and certification services for electrical and lighting products. Our global network of technical experts, combined with our state-of-the-art testing laboratories, assure a single source solution for meeting all applicable requirements, standards and voluntary schemes. TÜV SÜD technical professionals are actively involved in international advisory boards and standards development activities, ensuring the most up-to-date knowledge of current and changing requirements.
Represented in over 800 locations worldwide, TÜV SÜD has an unsurpassed track record of meeting and exceeding the requirements and expectations of our client companies. The TÜV SÜD brand and our distinctive blue octagon mark are instantly recognised around the globe as symbols of quality and safety, and will increase customer confidence in your brand.