Photo: NATA Accredited Lamp Circuit Power (LCP) Testing at EMC Bayswater
What is Lamp Circuit Power (LCP)?
The lamp Circuit Power (LCP) is the total true power (not the apparent power) of the lamp and the control gear for each light fitting. So different combinations of LED light loads and electronic drivers may affect the lamp circuit power (LCP) results. The lamp Circuit Power (LCP) is measured with the LED lighting product powered via 230VAC, 50Hz and measured in accordance IEC 61000-3-2.
LCP testing at EMC Bayswater
EMC Bayswater can offer a NATA accredited Lamp Circuit Power (LCP) testing service. This test is required as part of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme in Victoria (VIC) or the Energy Savings Scheme (ESS / IPART) in New South Wales (NSW) for lighting equipment.
EMC Bayswater can provide a NATA accredited test report using the methods of IEC 61000-3-2 which can then be used as evidence for the VEET scheme. Our accreditation for IEC 61000-3-2 can be found on our scope of accreditation under the accredited Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Emissions Testing section and this can be used for the documentation component showing the laboratory is accredited to perform testing in accordance with IEC 61000-3-2.
Testing is performed in accordance with latest Explanatory Note for Commercial Lighting. LCP testing is not an Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) testing requirement but a unique testing requirements to VEET and ESS schemes.
Energy saving is important to all of us to reduce our electricity bills and to reduce our carbon footprint by reducing the need for electricity production and thus helping the environment. As such Australia state governments are addressing the issue and have identified the energy efficiency of lighting products and require Lamp Circuit Power (LCP) testing to be performed.
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