CSA Group Opens New State-of-the-art Laboratory in Seattle, Washington

Facility is largest third party LED lumen maintenance test laboratory in the US

SEATTLE, WA, Oct. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and a leading standards development organization, today announced it opened a new state-of-the-art laboratory in Seattle, offering testing and product development services for commercial and residential lighting and optical products.

The new laboratory is 17,600 square feet specializing in the testing of lighting products including energy efficiency testing, LED lumen maintenance testing, horticulture luminaires, transportation lighting and optical product development services.  The lab has industry leading light measurement equipment and is designed for the characterization, measurement and testing of LED lights and components to a variety of standards including North American IES and international IEC standards.

"The new laboratory is almost three times the size of our previous laboratory allowing us to expand our testing capacity using state-of-the-art equipment," said Richard Weiser, CSA Group Regional Vice President United States and Mexico. "CSA Group will continue to expand our services throughout the United States to help our clients reach North American and global markets faster and more efficiently."

The Seattle facility is able to provide reports for government programs such as ENERGY STAR®. The lab also offers U.S. Field Evaluation services for electrical equipment meeting the requirements for the National Fire Protection Association publication NFPA 791.

The facility in Seattle also offers optical product development services for local industries including medical, consumer and aerospace. CSA Group also has testing and certification labs throughout the US including Cleveland, Atlanta, Dallas and Irvine and employs more than 1,800 people across the globe.

About CSA Group
CSA Group is an independent, membership association dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. Its knowledge and expertise encompass standards development; training and advisory solutions; global testing and certification services across key business areas including hazardous location and industrial, transportation, plumbing and construction, medical, safety and technology, appliances and gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability; as well as consumer product evaluation services. The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more information about CSA Group visit www.csagroup.org.


For further information: Allison Hawkins, Manager, Corporate Affairs, 416-747-2615, allison.hawkins@csagroup.org

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