CSA Opens New Lighting Lab
December 22, 2011 - 10:22am
(From left) Suzanne Kiraly, Rich Weiser, Jesse Whalen and Sue Dempsey prepare to cut the ribbon at CSA’s new 30,000 square-foot lighting laboratory in Atlanta.

CSA Intl. celebrated the opening of its new 30,000 square-foot lighting laboratory in Atlanta on Nov. 29. The new facility, which is triple the size of CSA’s previous Atlanta facility, will be used for testing and certifying LED lighting products.

CSA Vice President Rich Weiser says the new lab was built to meet the growing demand for energy efficient lighting.

“The new lighting test lab is going to offer comprehensive LED testing in order to help consumers find reliable LED products,” Weiser says. “The lab has been built to offer a one-stop shop for lighting manufacturers.

Weiser says there are several factors behind the need for more energy efficient lighting.

“The consumers are demanding more efficient lighting, but also with new government standards going into effect, people will be wanting to replace their light bulbs with more efficient bulbs,” Weiser says.

The new facility, which is CSA’s largest lighting testing lab, has the capacity to test more than 6,000 lighting products at the same time for safety, light output, heat output, endurance and light dispersion. The lab will also provide testing for over 75 standards, including LM79, UL and Energy Star®, as well as certification for North America, Europe and Asia. 

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