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A presentation for. Energy Star Ceiling Fan Industry Meeting. World Trade Center, Dallas, Texas. June 24, 2002. ITS Global Network. Largest product and commodities testing organization in the world More than 2 million annual inspections, certifications, and tests performed worldwide

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a presentation for
A presentation for

Energy Star Ceiling Fan Industry Meeting

World Trade Center, Dallas, Texas

June 24, 2002

its global network
ITS Global Network
  • Largest product and commodities testing organization in the world
  • More than 2 million annual inspections, certifications, and tests performed worldwide
  • 254 laboratories around the world
  • 504 offices in 99 countries
  • More than 10,400 employees worldwide
  • Publicly offered on the London Stock Exchange
over 100 years of history
Over 100 Years of History
  • Founded by Thomas Edison in 1896 to verify light bulbs his company was manufacturing
  • Expanded into performance testing of a broad spectrum of manufactured goods
  • First product certification program was developed with Certified Ballast Manufacturers (CBM) in 1941
nrtl accreditation what it is
NRTL Accreditation - What It Is
  • NRTL accreditation is the benchmark for excellence for product safety certification laboratories in the United States.
  • Laboratories are accredited by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 5 years, and then audited by OSHA for continued accreditation.
  • An NRTL must be qualified both to test products and to certify products.
  • Certification includes periodic factory audits to assure that manufacturers continue to produce products in accordance with the factory audit manual.
Services Available at ITS Cortland Include:Time to Market - One Stop Shopping - All Services in One Location
  • Noise - our Acoustical department offers a fully qualified 470 cu. meter reverberation room and hemi anechoic chamber
  • Airflow - per Energy Star specification, AMCA, HVI
  • Electrical Safety - testing conducted in accordance with UL 507
  • R & D - failure analysis, life cycle, product comparison, durability
energy star testing of lighting products
Energy Star Testing of Lighting Products
  • NVLAP Accredited Photometric Testing Laboratory
  • Regularly perform all lamp and ballast tests as required by Energy Star, including fixtures, traffic signals, & Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL)
  • For Energy Star Testing of Lighting Products:
    • All lamp and ballast combinations must be tested
    • Typical turnaround 3-4 weeks

Life Testing at our Cortland, NY Facility

Contact Todd Straka, Sr. Account Manager, for pricing: 607-758-6280 or [email protected]


Cortland, NY Facility

  • 160,000 square-foot facility on 45 acres in Upstate New York
  • 250 engineers, technicians, managers, and administrative staff
  • Facility runs 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
  • Several one-of-a-kind test facilities
  • Test facility design and construction specialists
ensuring prompt and accurate testing and reporting
Ensuring Prompt and Accurate Testing and Reporting
  • Submit new products complete with correct model number and manual
  • Use shipping label that was provided or reference quote number on box
  • Runtime: all samples should be new, unused product. Additional runtime, other than what is already established can effect results
  • Failed units, must submit new sample for re-test light kits must be attached