What if there’s no Brexit deal

An indication of what may happen in the UK for product manufacturers in the case of no-deal Brexit situation. https://lnkd.in/d2jksGE “This notice explains the future arrangements for the regulation of most goods covered by the EU’s New Approach, which includes those regulated under the ‘New Legislative Framework’ as well as machinery. In particular it covers…

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Vertical Farming – here to stay!

Vertical Farming – here to stay! Today the DailyMail announced that the UK’s first vertical farm was ready to produce its first crop (https://lnkd.in/dN9w7Nc). Whilst this is not striclty correct as vertical farms exist already around the UK this is a level of scale and automation which is new to England. Companies such as HydroGarden…

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LED Lighting Warranties – a new approach to help the market

LED Lighting Warranties – a new approach to help the market Published on May 14th, 2018 (Gareth Jones) The introduction of LEDs into the Lighting market has completely disrupted the sector with huge changes in the supply chain and the range of products and speed of innovation in this otherwise slow growing market sector. New technologies…

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Performance Testing of LED Lighting (Standards, Regulations and Benefits) Part 1

Performance Testing of LED Lighting (Standards, Regulations and Benefits) Part 1 Published on March 5, 2018 (Gareth Jones) The performance testing of LED lamps and luminaires is critical to providing the information required for lighting products to be marketed and sold into their end uses. Values such as the luminous efficacy (lumens/Watt), color rendering index (CRI),…

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CE Marking – manufacturers, importers and distributors

CE Marking – manufacturers, importers and distributors Published on February 16, 2018 (Gareth Jones) In order to sell a lighting product (called “placing on the market” in EU terminology) in the European Union it is necessary to understand the correct process and route to placing the product on the market such that it allows free access to…

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CE Compliance Strategy for Safety of Lighting Products

CE Compliance Strategy for Safety of Lighting Products Published on February 25, 2018 (Dr Gareth Jones) We previously wrote about the requirements for CE marking in Europe for Lighting Products. We also discussed the importance of the technical file and the role and responsibilities of manufacturers, importers and distributors. But practically where do you start when…

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CE Marking – The Importance of the Technical File

CE Marking – The Importance of the Technical File Published on February 12, 2018 (Dr Gareth Jones) We often get asked what is actually needed to CE mark a LED lighting product.   Our previous post discussed the circle of CE with the broad processes necessary to obtain compliance. The most significant and important element…

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