Quality Management & Control
The manufacture of the entire x-Glo product range is subject to international QualityManagement and Quality Control standards in accordance with the ISO 9001:2008 and accredited to carry the UKAS Accreditation Mark as verified by the NQA verification authority.
Flame Retardancy Testing
To ensure that the light strip is fire retardant and self-extinguishing to the EN 60598-1:2008+A1:2009 standard.
Water Ingress Protection Testing
Is conducted to ensure that no moisture enters the light strip to the IEC 60529:1989 + A1:1999 + A1:2013 standard.
Corrosion Immersion Testing
All accessories are subject to prolonged in house corrosion immersion testing to verify the products durability when exposed to weak Hydrochloric Acid, Alkali and Sea Water Spray to the IEC 68-2-11 and GB/T 6461-2002 standards.
UV Light Strip Testing
With Xenon lamps to the ISO 4892-2-2009 standard.
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Light Strip Testing
For Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, Hexavalent, chromium. Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE’s) to verify compliance with to verify compliance with RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU recasting 2002/95/EC.
Is conducted to the IEC EN 62471:2008 standard which verifies that the Actinic UV light or Near UV light emitted does not cause human eye retinal or skin irritation under test conditions.
Electromagnetic Emissions Testing
Is conducted to the EN 55015:2013 / 6100-3-2:2014 /6100-3-3:2013 / 61547:2009 standards to determine the maximum emissions emanating from the LED light strip.
Low Voltage Device Testing
Is conducted to the EN 60598-2-21:2015 and 60598-1:2015 standards, and the x-Glo light strip/accessories are certified to conform to LVD Directive 2014/35/EU. The product is also tested to the UL 2108 Low Voltage Lighting and UL 1598 Luminaires, and CSA 250.0-08 standards.
Flexible Lighting Products Testing
All 120 Volt strip lighting/accessories are tested to the UL 2388 Flexible Lighting Products standard.
Weight/Tensile Strength Testing
All x-Glo strip lighting and its connectors are subject to in house prolonged weight/tensile strength testing to ensure that they have the required strength and are suitable for the harsh conditions they will be subjected to.
All x-Glo strip lighting is subject to in house impact testing to ensure that the product has the required impact strength.
All x-Glo strip lighting is subject to Photometric Testing in accordance with the Everfine Goniophotometers System Test to verify that the specified amount of luminosity is continuously available from the high-grade LED’s that are used.
All x-Glo strip lighting is subject to in house Lifecycle Testing whereby it is energised 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to monitor and test for any signs of drop in luminescence, PVC deterioration or any other form of deterioration. This testing has been ongoing continuously over the last 5 years.