Only LED lighting products that have been tested and certified by an INMETRO-accredited certification body will be legally permitted to be sold in Brazil starting in December 2015. Failure to obtain INMETRO certification can result in delays to market entry, or the required withdrawal or seizure of non-certified products, and may also lead to financial penalties.
Just as in other jurisdictions around the world, LED lamps sold or distributed in Brazil are subject to electrical safety, electromagnetic compatibility and energy efficiency testing. In addition, product performance issues related to the colour and intensity of emitted light or life cycle are the focus of this program.
In addition to testing of LED lighting products for safety and performance, compliance with INMETRO certification includes a number of special challenges, such as the appointment of legal representative based in Brazil, annual factory inspections, and the translation of user documents into Portuguese.
TÜV SÜD Brazil is authorised by INMETRO as a Certification Body for LED lamps with control device integrated into the base, and offers manufacturers and distributors a comprehensive suite of testing and certification services for regulations, standards andenergy efficiency programmes applicable to LED lamps. TÜV SÜD technical experts can also assist in product design and development, quality testing, environmental certification and transport monitoring, as well as provide customised services in support of global supply chain activities.
Our services at a glance
TÜV SÜD provides a full range of testing for compliance with INMETRO requirements applicable to LED lighting products. Specific services include testing for:
- Photobiological safety
- Electrical safety
- Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
- Lamp performance
- Chemical properties
- Energy efficiency
With more than 100 accreditations worldwide, TÜV SÜD offers state-of-the-art testing facilities, and a global network of technical experts that can provide your company with a single source solution for achieving compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements, standards and voluntary industry schemes. In addition, TÜV SÜD technical professionals are actively involved in international standards development activities, providing our clients with the most up-to-date knowledge of current and future requirements.
Represented in over 800 locations worldwide, TÜV SÜD has an unsurpassed track record of meeting and exceeding the requirements and expectations of our client companies. The TÜV SÜD brand and our distinctive blue octagon mark are instantly recognised around the globe as symbols of quality and safety, and will increase customer confidence in your brand.