Currently, there are more and more certifications for LED strip lights, and LED manufacturers are also very active in applying for certifications. Small enterprises may have various problems during the testing of CCC and CQC. The problems especially exist in structure, external wires, waterproof as well as dustproof performance, and EMC. For now, there are lots manufacturers have acquired LED energy-saving certification, among which there are mostly large traditional manufacturers. These enterprises have great lighting developing foundation, which could provide great conditions for LED lighting products. From the locations of these enterprises, we could see that the Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta, and Fujian province are the manufacturing base of LED strip lights. Recently, several inland areas also regard LED lighting as an emerging industry. However, because of the lack of talents and technology, LED industry does not have large scales for now. Following are some suggestions for enterprises who want to apply for certifications:
1. The enterprises should have a targeted purpose. There are various of certifications for now, and enterprises should figure out the purposes of the certification needed first. For example, the exported LED strip lights should corresponds to the certification requirements of the international market.
2. Different certifications require different technologies. Combined applications (such as CCC+ energy-saving certification, CCC+ CB) should be considerate, or you may lose one of them. Meantime, enterprises should correctly deal with the relationships between samples and products. The LED strip lights will actually circulate in the market, and enterprises should not make the samples and products different.
3. Enterprises should clearly know the quality of the sample for certification. Once failed, enterprises have to increase cost to modify it. So enterprises should better first read carefully the certification requirements, especially the parts about product range, unit classification, testing program, and quality assurance.
4. Enterprises should pay attention to the time limit of the certification for LED strip lights. In particular, the energy-saving certification costs a long time. Enterprises should reasonably plan time to avoid loss. In addition, enterprises should also clearly know the certification requirements, track the certification schedule regularly, communicate in time with the certification organization, and conduct self-monitoring through the network.