Certification for Leds Is Now Required!

This is nothing new, at least that’s what shows a survey by Navigant Institute Research on sales of this equipment to retrofit projects. As the Institute’s survey, until 2023, technology (globally) will represent 74% of products sold for this purpose.

Certification for Leds Is Now Required!

In Brazil, this technology also grows in various industries, but still represent a little more than 10% of all lamps sold in the country. In March 2015, the gatehouses in the 143 and 144… published by the National Institute of metrology, quality and technology (Inmetro), should contribute further to the use of technology in the country. These papers review the quality technical regulation (RQT) and establish the rules of conformity assessment (RAC), aimed at establishing the sphere of the Brazilian System of conformity assessment, compulsory certification for LED lamps with integrated device, which may be based on and/or 220V 127V, 60 Hz alternating current or direct current, except colored LED lamps , RGB and OLED (Organic Light Emtting Diode).

Ordinance No. 144, shows that the process of certification of products should be conducted by a product certification body (OCP) and established in Brazil.

In practice, with respect to the manufacture and importation of LED lamps, were granted nine months from the publication date of the Ordinance (13 March 2015), i.e. the companies had until 13 December 2015 to conform their products to the technical requirements of quality (RQT) and register them at Inmetro. With regard to marketing by manufacturers and importers, the Inmetro stipulated the period of 15 months from the date of publication, that is, since the last day June 13 companies already must carry out its sales of LED lamps in accordance with the RQT.

Already retailers and wholesalers will have a period of 24 months to start selling certified products, which should be from 13 March 2017, and those who are registered as micro and small businesses, will have even greater limit: 30 months.This standardization through the Ordinances of Inmetro are very positive, because it lets you qualify the equipment, ensuring security and performance, as well as provide manufacturers, clear rules for manufacturing and consumers, guarantee and security at the time of purchase.

It is worth mentioning that this standardization does not establish any restrictions as the origin of the products, however ensure that inferior products no longer be marketed in Brazil, your independent source. Taking into account that the major supplier of LED technology is China, this information is very relevant, as the country takes the “Fame” to provide products with lower quality.

M all this movement can take a little longer to take effect here in Brazil, because the success of this standardization also depends on re-education on consumers, because a large portion still prefer the lowest price, choosing products of low quality and of dubious provenance, but the medium-long term, things should start to improve, because the certification will require minimum quality for commercialization and thus puts order in the market , edging out once the unfair competition.