Is Op Is Is Mandatory?

- Mar 13, 2020-

Any LED luminaires certified after April 2018 must be certified to include op-is. However, as certification is generally done prior to a product first being launched, the majority of luminaires available on the market today will probably have been certified prior to the introduction of op-is standards. This raises the question, should manufacturers have their products retested to comply with op-is? While this could be considered a grey area (with no obvious legislation forcing manufacturers to do so), in the context of manufacturing products designed for use in dangerous, high risk applications, ensuring those products comply to the latest standards (which include op-is) is an essential process for any reputable manufacturer.