TÜV SÜD America Inc. has opened a new 30,000 square foot Energy Efficiency Center of Excellence located just north of Atlanta, Ga. The new NVLAP* 17025-accredited laboratory allows TÜV SÜD to test and certify products to global energy efficiency programs.
In addition to energy efficiency and product safety for lighting fixtures and lamps, the laboratory will provide services for consumer electronics, information technology equipment, televisions, power supplies, audio/video, battery chargers, displays, imaging equipment, and set top boxes. The new facility features several type C goniophotometers for testing lamps and luminaries and a type A goniophotometer for testing automotive and airport lighting as well as retroreflective material. A group of very spacious environmentally controlled life testing rooms were also designed into the building for ENERGY STAR testing.