NRCan Labeling Requirements & Energy Efficiency Verification
Through Energy Efficiency Verification lighting manufacturers can comply with NRCan labeling requirements.
Lighting products, and many other electrical appliances that will be imported and/or sold in Canada, must comply with Natural Resources Canada(NRCan) required energy efficiency levels. Manufacturers can obtain a third-party validation of energy performance from an appropriately accredited certification body such as TÜV SÜD America. Similarity in national requirements allow for a single approval to cover the US and Canada since Canada’s EnergyGuide labeling requirements correspond with the US Energy Guide labeling program, and ENERGY STAR labeled products are encouraged. Typically a product that complies with the international ENERGY STAR® limits will routinely meet the requirements in Canada.
TÜV SÜD supports manufacturers, importers and retailers achieve compliance by providing Energy Efficiency Verification services to help you comply with NRCan requirements. TÜV SÜD is also an EPA recognized certification body for ENERGY STAR and can provide package service for energy efficiency in North America, such as ENERGY STAR ®, NRCan, DOE and CEC.
Energy Efficient Fixtures / Luminaries NRCan
Guide to the Energy Efficiency Regulations NRCan
Regulated products under the Energy Efficiency Regulations apply to the following types of energy-using lighting products:
- Ceiling fans and ceiling fan light kits
- Compact fluorescent lamps – CFLs
- Exit signs
- Fluorescent lamp ballasts
- General service fluorescent lamps
- General service incandescent reflector lamps
- General service lamps and modified spectrum incandescent lamps
- Traffic and pedestrian signal modules
- Torchiere lamps (flashlights)