Your browser is outdated

The internet explorer is no longer supported. Please switch browsers for better website experience.


DEKRA Certification

Are your lighting products safe and do they meet all required certifications?

Book session with expert Request a quote

Testing and certification of lighting

Discover our extensive portfolio of lighting-related services

Would you like to know whether your lighting complies with CE regulations? Are you looking for a test centre to perform a specific test? Or do you want certification which singles out your product from the competition? DEKRA offers you a full range of services when it comes to the testing and certification of lighting.

Lighting certification

We test all sorts of lighting and light fittings which are used in public spaces, in workplace environments and in the home setting. In addition, we test retrofit products and more complex systems, for example, for emergency lighting. Our extensive experience enables us to test products, for example, with respect to their product safety, functional safety, cyber security, material safety and performance.

Global market access with your lighting

Are you planning to enter markets outside Europe? In that case you will be faced with other national and international requirements. Each country has its own requirements and theses can sometimes be complex. We can help you decide on the best approach to getting the right certifications for your products. To this end, we can fall back on an extensive knowledge of legislation and regulations at an international level. This will enable you to access (inter)national markets more quickly and efficiently. Read more about DEKRA’s global access services here and take advantage of our worldwide network of partners. What’s more, we will provide you with a fixed contact at DEKRA.

Lighting testing

Testing under accreditation

DEKRA is accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) for performing independent tests. The council is responsible for ensuring we carry out this testing correctly. Our lab scope and certification scope list all the standards for which we have accreditation. The fact that we test under an accreditation scheme gives you and your clients the assurance that our testing is carried out correctly and independently. We can perform almost any test under accreditation, with lab and test reports meeting the requirements of ISO 17025. Are you missing any standards in our scope? We can also carry out testing for standards which are not in our accreditation scope.

CE directives for lighting

Your customers want to know that the products they use are safe and comply with the relevant CE directives. In Europe self-certification is permitted. That means you can test your lighting products yourself and, if the test is successful, affix CE marking on your products. To build up extra trust amongst customers, you can also have your products tested by an independent body, such as DEKRA. CE has five directives:

This directive covers the health and safety risks of electrical equipment with 50 to 1,000 volts under alternating current and 75 to 1,500 volts under direct current.

Equipment with active electrical components must comply with the European EMC directive if they are on the market in the EU. 

This directive prohibits the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, butyl benzyl phthalate, dibutyl phthalate and di-isobutyl phthalate.

ErP is a European Union (EU) directive which stipulates requirements relating to energy efficiency and performance standards for products. 

This applies solely to lighting with a radio link. For example, WiFi, 4G and Bluetooth. From August 2023, these products  must comply with cybersecurity requirements.

How DEKRA supports you

What quality marks do we issue?

Customers want to be sure that the products they buy meet key quality requirements. Certification is a good way of being able to demonstrate this. DEKRA can be called upon to provide the following types of certification:

  • ENEC (European Norms European Certification)  
    This certificate shows that your product meets the European safety standard.  
  • ENEC+  
    This certificate relates to your product’s performance. A precondition is that is already has the ENEC certificate.
  • CB certification
    This is an agreement between countries which are affiliated to the IECEE. These member bodies recognise the CB certificate as a basis for their own national certificates.   
  • DEKRA Mark 
    Our own safety certificate is a guarantee of your product’s safety. It shows that your product has been tested and meets the safety standards.
  • cDEKRAus  
    Our cDEKRAus certificate enables you to sell products on the Canadian and United States’ markets.
  • CoC UAE
    DEKRA issues this certificate for emergency lighting in the United Arab Emirates.

What certifications do we provide?

DEKRA is able to issue certification for a large number of standards in the field of lighting. Are you not yet sure of the standards your products must comply with? For example, because your product is a new innovation? At DEKRA our experts will listen to your needs.

Many of the required standards for which we can provide certification are:

EN 60598-1   General requirements for luminaires
EN 60598-2-1 General purpose luminaire  
EN 60598-2-2       Recessed luminaires / Signal Lights or Indicators
EN 60598-2-3   Road and street lighting luminaire 
EN 60598-2-4   Portable luminaires  
EN 60598-2-5   Floodlights  
EN 60598-2-7Portable luminaires for garden use  
EN 60598-2-8Handlamps
EN 60598-2-9Photo and Film luminaires  
EN 60598-2-11Aquarium luminaires  
EN 60598-2-12Mains socket outlet nightlights  
EN 60598-2-13Ground-recessed luminaires  
EN 60598-2-17Luminaires for stage lighting  
EN 60598-2-18Luminaires for swimming pools and similar applications  
EN 60598-2-19Air-handling luminaires
EN 60598-2-20Lighting chains  
EN 60598-2-21Rope light
EN 60598-2-22Centrally supplied emergency luminaires  
EN 60598-2-23SELV Lighting systems for filament lamps  
EN 60598-2-24Luminaires with limited surface temperatures  
EN 60598-2-25Luminaires for clinical areas and hospitals  
EN 61347-2-13/ EN 62384   LED Drivers/emergency lighting 
EN 62031   LED Module
EN 60598-1; clause 13   Ball pressure test / Glow wire test  
EN 62262   IK Class determination on luminaires  
EN 60598 + EN 60529   IP Class determination on luminaires  
EN 60598-1; clause 13   Needle flame test
DIN 577010-13 VDE 0710-13   Ball proof test  
ISO 9227   Salt spray test
ZHAGA Book   1,2,3 ... 26   
ZHAGA Book 18Sensor
ZHAGA Book 20Sensor
ZHAGA D4I/ Z-D4I   Dali and ZHAGA joint certification  
D4I   Dali protocol for street lighting
Dali 2Lighting protocol  
LM 79   Measurement of luminous flux in sphere  
EN 13032-4   Measurement of luminous flux on Photogonio meter
IEC 62471Photobiological test  

What are examples of tests we carry out?

  • ZHAGA Book certification (including Z-D4I)
  • Testing of Dali protocol
  • Ball proof tests (sports hall fittings)
  • IP test  
  • Salt spray test 
  • IK test  
  • Photometric test (such as spectral distribution, colour quality and LDT files)
  • Testing for EIA (energy investment allowance)
  • Cybersecurity  
  • Glow wire test (specifically for plastics in emergency lighting) 

Are any services missing or are you looking for a specific test or certification? If so, feel free to contact us. In all likelihood, we will be able to help.

The certification process

You submit an application through our website which will be reviewed by our sales department.
We ask you to provide us with any necessary additional information, such as a product data sheet, so that we can draw up a quote. If you need any help or advice when submitting the information, feel free to ask. For example, we can tell you how to prepare samples for a test.

EXTRA: Guidance hours with an expert
Would you like to speak to an expert about your lighting? If so, our experts can issue you with a guidance card. This lists the number of hours you have to discuss technical-related matters of your lighting with one of our experts. This way, we provide you with an insight into any issues you may have, for example, relating to safety, performance, certification or testing. You can use these hours either in a personal or digital setting. Interested? indicate this in your quote request or contact us via

Once you have accepted and agreed to our quote, we will assign you a project manager who will remain your contact person throughout. Testing will commence when we have received samples of the products for testing. Normally, this goes without a hitch, but sometimes there can be problems. In that case, our technicians which explain exactly what the problem is and then give you time to put it right. A re-test will follow and we will complete the testing process.

If your product passes the test, you will be awarded a certificate. We apply the six-eyes principle: after one of our experts has carried out a test, a second expert checks it, after which a third certification manager does a final check and issues the certificate.

Ask for an online session

Want to know more about our testing and certification services for lighting? If so, complete the form and contact one of our experts. 

Share page