NANJING, Feb. 10, 2017 — UL, the global safety science leader, was invited to be present at new product launch event held by NJZ Lighting, and issued the company a certification to UL 844-CID1. UL 844 covers luminaires for use in hazardous locations. With this issuance, NJZ Lighting became the first luminaires manufacturer in China to receive certification to UL844-CID1 for explosion proof lighting, for their Defender Series explosion proof lighting.

Present at the certification ceremony were Yang Runqin, division chief from Nanjing Commerce and Trade Bureau Port and Comprehensive Bonded Area, general manager Michael Tian and deputy general manager Yu Qiming from NJZ Lighting, Keen Zhang, China sales director for UL’s Commercial & Industrial business unit, and Peter Lee, director of engineering for the Asia-Pacific region of UL’s Appliances, HVAC and Lighting division. Additionally, representatives from more than 50 luminaire manufacturers attended the event.

“NJZ Lighting’s achievement of this UL certification will support the company’s commitment to safety in lighting for hazardous locations worldwide,” said Keen Zhang, sales director (China office) of UL’s Commercial and Industrial Business Unit, ”For UL, issuing mainland China’s first UL 844-C1D1 explosion proof certification helps demonstrate our commitment to supporting manufacturers’ needs locally around the globe.“

Driven by the increasing trend towards global energy conservation and emission reduction, LED lighting technology is one important way to develop low-carbon economy due to its extremely low energy consumption. While the adoption of LED lighting technology has progressed rapidly in the field of public lighting, it has grown more gradually other applications, including indoor business and household lighting. At the same time, the market for LED lighting for use in hazardous locations (HazLoc) has also grown.

Since explosion proof lighting is widely used in flammable and combustible environments where electricity exist, the product should be tested and certified to both the UL 1598 and UL 844 safety standards, to help avoid explosive accidents during use of the lighting fixture.

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