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UL Certification

UL Certification or UL Listing is known almost generically as the listing you need for the United States of America.  Initially, UL was one of the original standards bodies and one of the first companies at the that time, a non-profit organization to develop standards through product safety and prevent fire, shock and explosion.

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However, as UL became a for-profit organization and more test labs popped up, there is some confusion about which labs can do your work at this point.  Nowadays there are nineteen labs that can provide you a listing, recognition or certification for your product to the UL standards.

This program generically is known as the nationally recognized test lab program, which is managed by OSHA.

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The UL standards have merged with ANSI, the American National Standards Institute, and other industry-specific organizations so that the standards writing can be impartial now that UL is a for-profit organization.

How to Navigate

You need a way to get your product listed, labeled, or recognized for the US and global markets and we will seek to find the most expedient process through that loop. Sometimes that process is to skip UL altogether and go with another laboratory. In other cases, it is most imperative to go with UL as that is your best path forward. We can help you to determine which is and get you there more quickly while being mindful of the UL certification costs.

Here you will find more about the UL Standards, the uses and where to purchase the standards.

UL Certification

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get my product UL Listed?

Contact us here at High Tech Design Safety and we will take you through the process. Our involvement in the process does cost more up front. However, typically we find that our efforts return on investment between five and eight times what was spent for our support. For example, recently we worked with a large client and were able to reduce the scope of the project and include both sides of their system, part A and part B as one system. Thereby this reduced their total UL certification costs by over fifty thousand dollars and accelerated the acceptance of their equipment.

What is the fasted way to UL Certification?

The fastest way is to operate a Conformity Discovery Process© and work with us to get it done.

Alternatively, you can try and do it yourself. However, we found most companies get their product rejected by end-users.

Need help getting your product through UL, ETL, TUV, Intertech, QPS?

That is what we do and since we have been in the industry for many years, we have the relationships that are required to make the process run as efficiently as possible.

What is the quickest and easiest way to get my equipment listed and Certified?

You need to get your product listed and labeled as quickly as possible, right? We take out all the issues around learning, laboratory management, scope creep, and waiting time such that you can get your product listed quicker and more easily. We find many startup companies will wait until they have a prototype and then production sample and ship that to the lab hoping it will pass. That is a process fraught with many potential issues and misses.

How will I know if my product can be approved?

Many times the large laboratories are just quoting from a schedule and a pricelist. They don’t even bother to understand how complex your equipment is going to be to evaluate. So, if you have a very simple system you will be overpaying the laboratory. And conversely; if you have an extremely complex system, the laboratory will come back to you many times for change of scope and additional money. We help you prevent the money and time to market issues by minimizing UL certification cost.

What standards apply for UL Listing?

The list of standards is quite extensive. You can find a list here by clicking on the question above. And we would be happy to assist you in selecting the right standard for your specific needs.

Process

We help walk our clients through the process to design based on the standards that it will be tested to and need to comply with in order to enter your desired market.

Timeline

We can offer a basic timeline to get your product through the process and steps that you can take that will help to expedite the process. Each piece of equipment is different and we can quote your specific equipment.

Cost

$22-30K for most equipment. There are factors that you can anticipate will add to the cost and can be planned for in your budget.

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