Radio Frequency Lighting EMC: FCC & EU Compliance

Intertek experts help manufacturers quickly and efficiently attain FCC approval.

Lighting products which use radio frequencies (RF) to operate are subject to a range of requirements around the world to ensure that they do not cause harmful interference to radiocommunications services. Regulations include the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirement for radiated emissions testing of RF lighting, LEDs, and ballasted lighting. 


In most cases, RF light-emitting diode (LED) devices use electronic drivers that operate at frequencies similar to those used in digital electronic products. For that reason, the FCC requires RF LED products to undergo electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing to ensure they meet the radiated and line-conducted emissions limits and do not cause harmful interference. 


Intertek’s experts help manufacturers navigate the FCC requirements, as well as overlapping global requirements, for lighting products. We recommend considering these requirements early in the product design process.


Intertek Hong Kong is an FCC-accredited Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) and can certify radio devices. Our accredited FCC test lab can test RF LED devices to FCC and global requirements through our 3 meter anechoic chamber. Our expertise enable us to test and certify a variety of products through our global network of facilities, including many equipped with 5 and 10 meter semi-anechoic chambers and outdoor area test sites (OATS).


Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide with a business model designed to get high-quality lighting products to market quickly and efficiently. Our breadth of services allows clients to save time and money by bundling EMC testing with other quality assurance needs. With decades of experience in the lighting industry, Intertek navigates global requirements, helping you to quickly design and launch innovative products.

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