A certificate or quality label indicates that a product, process or service complies with certain standards and helps consumers and companies make informed choices. The LightSaver’s first certificates are American: the Original is certified in accordance with UL217 (USA) and ULC531 (Canada). This means that the Original has undergone safety standard testing equivalent to that used for smoke detectors. LightSaver products have since been certified and found to be equivalent to what in the USA are mandatory flashing lights in an evacuation system. All tests were conducted by Intertek testing agency (the American equivalent of TNO and TÜV).
The American tests form a sound basis for proving the integrity of the products; however, these certificates are not sufficient for CE Marking. The Original underwent the following supplementary testing for functional standardisation, in accordance with EN 55-15 for European use: 2013 and EN 61547: 2009, by TÜV Rheinland. These tests ensure that the Original complies with all European CE Marking requirements.
Equivalence to a smoke alarm, as is the case in the USA, is not possible in Europe because the Original does not contain the two components required in accordance with EN14604: a smoke detector and an audible alarm. The Original does not detect smoke; however, it does reinforce audible alarms by means of flashing lights. Although the Original is not technically an integral component of the fire alarm system, it does provide a valuable addition to it.