When purchasing a space heater, look for the UL label
For manufacturers, UL label
represents the most convincing and authorized indicator of product safety around the world.
The topics at a lighting conference can be as varied as an Underwriters Laboratories representative's experience creating the UL label
for the very first LED luminaire, to a lobbyist who works throughout the country to assist with legislation on lighting-related matters.
For example, many customers look for the UL label
on products they plan to purchase, as I did for the decorative light strings I purchased during the past holiday season.
I mentioned that we might run only half a dozen of a specific model in a year, which causes forecasting nightmares for our label vendors, since we have the month and year of manufacture on the UL label
Any UL-listed cord will carry a UL label
near the female end.
Things are not as simple as looking for the UL label
The UL label
appears on 19 billion consumer products a year, advising consumers that the items are not considered to carry a risk of electric shock or other problems.
Because UL technicians often frequent the off-site factories, off-site procedures typically receive the UL label
of application approval.
If the lamp next to your bed has the UL label
, you know they've tried everything they could think of to get it to catch fire, and couldn't.
The mere presence of a UL label
does not demonstrate that a product is safe.