Frequently Asked Questions:
Approved Lab Partner



What are the requirements for becoming an LED Lighting Facts Approved Lab Partner?

Any testing laboratory, both independent and manufacturer owned, that has been appropriately accredited or recognized to conduct one or more of the following test procedures can register as an LED Lighting Facts Approved Lab Partner:

  • IES LM-79 for total flux and color (required label metrics; LM-79 sections 9 and 12)
  • IES LM-79 for intensity distribution (optional metrics; LM-79 section 10)
  • In-situ Temperature Measurement Test (ISTMT) Sections 19.7, 19.10-16
  • IES LM-80

What is the Approved Testing Laboratory Partner List?

It is a list of Approved Lab Partners who have submitted proof of accreditation to LED Lighting Facts. During the verification process, LED Lighting Facts only accepts test reports from Approved Lab Partners. To be listed on the Approved Labs List, partners must sign the pledge and provide proof of accreditation to info@lightingfacts.com.

What is the appropriate accreditation or recognition required to become an Approved Lab Partner?

Any testing laboratory, independent or manufacturer owned, that has been appropriately accredited or recognized to conduct one or more of the following test procedures may register as an LED Lighting Facts Approved Labs Partner:

  • IES LM-79 for total flux and color (required label metrics and some optional electrical and color metrics; LM-79 sections 9 and 12)
  • IES LM-79 for intensity distribution (some optional metrics; LM-79 section 10)
  • In-situ Temperature Measurement Test (ISTMT)  
  • IES LM-80

For more information, please see the LED Lighting Facts Approved Lab Accreditation and Recognition page. 

What happens after my accreditation expires? 

Approved Lab Partners are responsible for maintaining their listing and sending LED Lighting Facts new accrediations once existing documentation expires. If updated documentation is not received, LED Lighting Facts will remove your listing from the Approved Labs List.