Emergency

LIA to endorse emergency lighting products

An inspector with a clipboard examines a green exit sign in an office corridor
The scheme recognises products which have been developed and manufactured in accordance with the relevant safety directive and standards.

THE LIGHTING Industry Association has unveiled a product endorsement scheme for emergency lighting luminaires and products.

The programme – administered by the LIA’s Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting – will see products specially labelled and listed and give increased confidence to specifiers and end users that they are getting quality, complaint equipment. 

The association says it has introduced the ICEL Product Endorsement

due to the increased scrutiny of emergency lighting and fire safety products in recent years.

It offer an opportunity for manufacturers to have their products individually endorsed by ICEL and the LIA. 

The first company to achieve such certification is Emergency Lighting Products Limited.

The scheme recognises products which have been developed and manufactured in accordance with the relevant safety directive and standards. 

Specifiers can be assured that endorsed kit has been scrutinised and have controlled manufacturing processes, with an independent verifiable assessment that the products have genuinely been subject to these checks.

Administrated by the LIA Compliance Team, all approved products will be listed on the ICEL Product Endorsement Scheme register. 

The logo that compliant products can use.

These products will also be entitled to use a special mark to indicate the endorsement and a strict process of annual audits will ensure products maintain their status.

Emergency Lighting Products Ltd submitted its emergency exit luminaire range for approval and after a meticulous evaluation process and documentation review, the product range successfully passed the ICEL Product Endorsement Scheme criteria and now feature on the register.

‘Emergency Lighting Products is very proud to receive official ICEL Endorsement of our first range of twelve emergency lighting luminaires,’ said managing director David Wright. ‘The new ICEL scheme provides an opportunity to have products, the manufacturing facility and all of the supporting documentation independently assessed, giving our customers even more confidence when making a purchasing decision. ELP will certainly be submitting more luminaires and conversion equipment for assessment under the ICEL Product Endorsement Scheme.’