Prevent quality and safety risks, and stay competitive

AQF Lighting Quality Control Expertise

The lighting industry is continuously innovating to satisfy consumers demands, improving design aesthetics, power consumption, environmental friendliness, and integrating with other technologies. Poor lighting manufacturing practices can result in fire hazards and harm to consumers, causing damage to an organization. Importers and retailers of lighting must implement a comprehensive quality control program to prevent quality and safety risks, and stay competitive.

AQF offers product-specific lighting quality control services in China & Asia. Our expertise extends to outdoor lights, indoor lights, ceiling lights, chandeliers, table lamps, floor lamps, desk lamps, lighting controls, as well as LED bulbs and conventional bulbs.

AQF assesses both the suppliers manufacturing skills and the manufactured products quality, including the mechanical and physical properties of your lighting, and compliance with relevant standards. These include US, EU and numerous other standards.

Lighting Quality Control Approach


AQF technical engineers take into account your quality objectives and unique product specifications, to build a customized lighting inspection checklist.

AQF inspectors verify the mass production workmanship based on your Acceptable Quality Limits (AQL), provide an overview of the finished goods’ quality, and highlight the key production areas requiring improvement. We also perform on-site tests and assess compliance with your product’s specifications and reference samples. 

Some tests on lighting require a controlled environment to ensure compliance with the standards and regulations. AQF inspectors pick products from each lot and forward them to an accredited laboratory for testing.

AQF goes further than the average quality inspection service in China & Asia by assisting you to set up, manage, and monitor a customized surveillance program. We use our extensive product knowledge, along with KPIs from our leading edge online technology, to identify and help implement improvements to optimize your supply chain efficiency.


Main Tests performed during an inspection of lightings and bulbs

  • Rub test on rating label
  • Stability test 
  • Wobbly base check
  • Carton drop test
  • Smell test
  • Pull test (US)
  • Power cord strain relief test (EU)
  • 3M Tape check on silk-screen/painting/ printings 
  • Dimming test
  • Polarity test
  • Installation test for lamp and lamp holder
  • Lighting source test
    (if with bulb or LED)
  • Power consumption
    (if with bulb or LED)
  • Running test with lighting
    for 4 hours
  • Waterproof test 
  • Torque test
  • Hi-pot test
  • EMC test
  • Moisture check
    (if with solid wood part)
  • The length of power cord check
  • Internal construction review (CDF check)

Main tests on lighting performed in a laboratory:

  • EN 60598 Luminaires
    international standard
  • EN 50285  
    Luminous Efficacy
  • EN 60357, 60064, 60969, 
    Light bulb Lifetime
  • IEC 62471 Specific radiant UV power
  • EN 60969 
    Lamp start time
  • EN 60969
    Lamp warm-up time
  • IEC 62471
    Photo biological safety of light bulbs
  • IEC 61000-3-2
    Power Factor
  • IEC 60825
    Laser Classification
AQF Benefits
Lighting inspection
Lighting supplier audit
AQL standard (ISO 2859-1)
Electrical safety tests
Electronics function tests
Conformity assessment
Lighting checklists
Electrical engineers
China, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Pakistan, Turkey and Greater Asia
The most humanized company

We are satisfied with AQF coverage area and online reservation system which is easy and intuitive. The communication with AQF is going well, most information is transmitted pretty quickly and on time. We were very pleased with the final reports and the results. Inspectors show lots of details and describe the errors carefully.

Sebastian, Quality manager - Manufacturer, Hong Kong
Our services
Product inspection
From US$298

Minimize import risks, save costs and time, and ensure quality to your final customers.

Supplier audit
From US$298

Evaluate suppliers' capabilities and responsible business practices based on international standards.

Lab Testing
Upon Quotation

Ensure your products comply with safety and regulatory requirements in your destination market.

From US$298

Manage Quality throughout the manufacturing cycle.

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