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Ingress Protection (IP) Basics of Dust and Water standard AS 60529
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 07:38:07

It should be self-evident that enclosures and items designed to be used outside or in harsh environmental conditions, should be designed to prevent water and dust ingress, but how do you know a product or enclosure really meets the ratings asserted by the ...

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EMC CISPR22 and CISPR13 to be replaced with CISPR32
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:46:34

Years ago, manufacturers made AV equipment, while others made Information technology equipment, with crossovers between the two categories rare. Fast forward and the line between Audio Visual devices and computers is extremely blurred, with AV integrating ...

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See us at AUSPAC 2017, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park 7 ? 10 March
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:37:04

AUSPAC 2017 is Australasia’s all encompassing exhibition for food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing and packaging industry event with more than 350 exhibitors. The immense show floor is packed with machinery in action, interactive displays, net...

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Radio Equipment Directive for European CE Mark (RED)
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:25:13

Manufacturers placing new or currently RTTED-compliant products on the market from 13 Jun 2017 onwards must ensure that products comply with the new RED requirements. The European Union adopted a new set of rules for placing radio equipment on the European...

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Austest expands MIL Standard 461E/F and CE106 and CS106 to accredited scope
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:27:42

This accreditation update extends our MIL-STD-461E/F at our Castle Hill facilities to meet our clients testing needs. CE106 accreditation to 40 GHz allows us to test radio modules located within Defence equipment including HF, VHF/UHF, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and...

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Electrical Product Safety Approvals

Austest Laboratories offers a complete lighting / luminaire testing and approval service including EMC, Energy Efficiency, Environmental and electrical product testing.

Some of the Lighting products we test are:

  • Portable, Table and Floor standing lamps
  • General purpose fixed commercial types
  • Down lights and other recessed luminaires
  • Flood, Stage and Photographic lighting
  • Christmas and Rope lights
  • Child-Appealing and Night lights
  • Emergency and Exit lighting
  • Street Lights

We test Lighting Control Gear as follows:

  • LED drivers and power supplies
  • Electronic Ballasts for Fluorescent lamps
  • HID electronic control gear and ballasts
  • Magnetic Ballast / Chokes
  • DALI, DMX and other dimming controllers

Our services include:

  • EMC testing to AS/NZS CISPR15 for compliance to Australian RCM requirements
  • Environmental testing to IP and IK and Vibration standards
  • Energy Efficiency testing including LCP testing for VEET & iPART
  • Electrical Safety testing for portable and fixed luminaires, lighting chains, LED drivers and control gear + street lighting

EMC Testing

  • EMC (AS/NZS CISPR15, EN55015) Electro Magnetic Compatibility for luminaires and related lighting products

Environmental Testing

  • IP (Dust and Water) testing for outdoor or special use luminaires
  • IK (Impact) testing for vandal proof or industrial type luminaires
  • Vibration testing for street lights or industrial type luminaires
  • Street Lighting to AS/NZS 1158.6 including Vibration and Wind / Impact ratings

Energy Efficiency

  • Lamp Circuit Power (LCP) for IPART and VEET Energy Efficiency Schemes

Electrical safety

  • AS/NZS60598.1 Luminaires - General Requirements and Tests
  • AS/NZS 60598.2.1 Luminaires - Particular requirements - Fixed general purpose luminaires
  • AS/NZS 60598.2.2 Recessed Luminaires
  • AS/NZS 60598.2.4 Portable general purpose luminaires
  • AS/NZS 60598.2.5 Floodlights
  • AS/NZS 60598.2.6 Luminaires with built-in transformers or convertors for filament lamps
  • AS/NZS 60598.2.10 Portable child-appealing luminaires
  • AS/NZS 60598.2.17 Luminaires for Stage Lighting, Television, Film, and Photographic Studios (Outdoor and Indoor)
  • AS/NZS 60598.2.20 Lighting Chains
  • AS/NZS 60598.2.22 Luminaires for Emergency Lighting
  • EC/EN 61347-1 Lamp controlgear - Part 1: General and safety requirements
  • AS/NZS 61347.1 Lamp controlgear - General and safety requirements
  • AS/NZS 61347.2.3 A.C. Supplied Electronic Ballasts for Fluorescent Lamps
  • AS/NZS 61347.2.9 Ballasts for Discharge Lamps
  • AS/NZS 61347.2.11 Electronic Circuits used with Luminaires
  • AS/NZS 61347.2.13 D.C. or A.C. Supplied Electronic Controlgear for LED Modules

Lighting / luminaire testing
Environmental Testing
Energy Efficiency