Manufacturers

Manufacturer Categories

The LED Lighting Facts program has two categories of “manufacturer,” described as follows:

  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
    An OEM wishing to obtain LED Lighting Facts labels must sign up as an LED Lighting Facts partner and complete the product submittal process.
     
  • Private Labeler
    A private labeler who wishes to obtain LED Lighting Facts labels with its own model number and branding designations (distinct from the OEM information) must sign up as an LED Lighting Facts partner and complete the product submittal process, even if the products in question are already listed under the OEM information. A private labeler may use the test reports from the OEM product as long as they are accompanied by a certification statement explaining that the product is privately labeled and clarifying any difference with the model number. A private labeler may also create multiple user accounts under its LED Lighting Facts on-line profile to allow OEM representatives to submit products.

Private labelers (e.g., retailers) who are selling products with the OEM information unchanged do not need to go through the product submittal process and should sign up as retail partners, not manufacturer partners. The product information submitted from the OEM will match the information on the product carrying the private label.

Conditions of Participation

Manufacturers who partner with the program must abide by the following conditions of participation:

  1. To be listed as an LED Lighting Facts manufacturer partner at www.lightingfacts.com/partners, to claim partnership with the program, and/or to use the LED Lighting Facts partner mark, a manufacturer must have at least one product active within the past year.

  2. To use the LED Lighting Facts label on products and product literature, a manufacturer must submit an LM-79 test report from an approved lab. The test results must be accurately reported and must be verified by the LED Lighting Facts team.

  3. For a product to remain on the public Product List, it must be updated and confirmed annually as market available.

  4. Support improved quality of solid-state lighting products by using the LED Lighting Facts label to provide clear and consistent reporting of essential product performance, measured by industry standard IESNA LM-79-08:  Approved Method for the Electrical and Photometric Testing of Solid-State Lighting Devices and ANSI C78-377-2008: Specification for the Chromaticity of Solid-State Lighting Products in the following categories:

    • Light Output (Lumens)
    • Lumens per Watt (Efficacy)
    • Watts (Measured Power)
    • Color Rendering Index (CRI)
    • Correlated Color Temperature (CCT)
       
  5. All testing and submission policies[1].

  6. All verification testing policies, in the event that a product is chosen for verification testing, which include, but are not limited to, the manufacturing being responsible for:

    • All payments associated with verification testing, including testing and product procurement costs.  
    • Contracting directly with testing laboratories and procurement service providers. LED Lighting Facts is not involved in or responsible for any financial transactions related to verification testing services[2].
    • All product information, including where LED Lighting Facts-listed merchandise can be purchased. LED Lighting Facts reserves the right to archive products[3] that are not currently in the market[4] or that report inaccurate data, as determined by verification testing.

 


[1] All policies and procedures are explained in the Information for Manufacturers section, under the About tab. LED Lighting Facts can also send partners a copy of any policy upon request via info@lightingfacts.com.

[2] Manufacturers contracting with testing laboratories and procurement service providers for verification testing under the LED Lighting Facts verification testing program, agree to limit the liability of D&R International, Ltd (hereafter “D&R”), Administrator of the LED Lighting Facts program. Manufacturer agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless D&R from any and all claims for loss, damages, liability or expense, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from testing laboratories or procurement service providers’ professional activity, errors, or omissions committed during testing, handling and reporting of the manufacturer's product required to fulfill the verification testing policies.

[3] The manufacturer has the option of listing a product as "not yet available", indicating that it is being introduced into market channels but not sold in-store yet.  LED Lighting Facts will only test products that are designated in the database as being currently available or special order.

[4] Manufacturer agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless D&R from any and all claims related to products being archived and therefore removed from the LED Lighting Facts Product List.