Our new ETL products are comprised of all our PVC 120V AC products. This includes:
- Vivid Light Strip PVC 120V
- Vivid S 160 PVC 120V
- Vivid S 270 PVC 120V
- Vivid Wave PVC 120V
All our ETL products are tested by Intertek and are ETL-UL1598 certified.
Difference between ETL & UL
ETL stands for Electrical Testing Laboratories. It was originally called Lamp Testing Bureau when Thomas Edison founded it in 1896. Thomas Edison originally founded LTB to test the safety of light bulbs. Now, ETL tests parts and components of a wide range of products to make sure that they are in line with established standards. Unlike UL, ETL does not create their own standards for certification, but only makes sure that products meet the standards created by UL. This means that products that are ETL listed are still held to the same standards as UL and are thus recognized by OSHA.
ETL however has some benefits over UL. ETL has a fast turnaround, they are committed to getting the product to market faster, they have client-focused project management, they produce flexible solutions based on testing needs, they have a collaborative testing environment, and they have concurrent product safety and performance testing.
Some differences between our ETL and UL 120V products include:
- Shorter Cutting Units
- Higher Lumen Outputs
- Number of LEDs/CU
- LED type (2835 vs. 5050)
- Power consumption (W/m)
- Current (mA/m)
Please see the comparison charts below for more detail.