When it comes to choosing a provider of custom creation of LED lighting in your home or office, there is much more to be considered than just how it will add beauty or custom functionality to your space.
With the introduction of LED into the market, it is now easy to purchase and install lighting virtually anywhere you want it. However, there are still many safety concerns and rules that govern what can be used in these applications as well as staying within code compliance that are being “overlooked” by many companies claiming to be experts in the field.
Ampere has over 20 years in business with Class 2, low-voltage devices and systems. Ampere’s policy is to be transparent with local and state government when it comes to products used in creating a customized solution for your project. We always want to provide the highest quality materials combined with aesthetics to produce your exact desires, while also staying within the safety guidelines and codes.
Most importantly, it is not easier to get forgiveness than permission when it comes to electrical inspections! Get your inspector involved early in the process and Ampere will show them what is being used to receive the assurance needed to easily pass the inspection.
Many inspectors already understand the use of UL1598 compliant, Type C luminaire configurations but there are “gray area” issues that may need to be dealt with. Inspectors are trying to keep you safe and they do not approve something that seems unknown or dangerous.
Ampere is always willing to provide the proper information to agencies or inspectors to let them know we use safety compliant components together to form your solution.
Below are some important things to ask a custom lighting solutions provider before choosing one. Choosing a provider based solely on lowest price, without asking if they use compliant devices or NRTL listed equipment can often end in disaster.
Although there are many tests not required to pass code inspection, these tests are crucial to the appearance of colors and many important aspects of the light. There are regulations that govern how lights should behave, which safety regulations they need to follow, and what their true light output specifications are and Ampere works with suppliers that provide verification of tests that guarantee uniformity of output and longevity of the lifetime of LED’s.
Through the use of many tests and certifications, customers can rest easy knowing their products have been tested and approved for safety and effectiveness. The important tests and certifications for LED lights are described below.