What is CE
CE stands for Conformité Européene, which translates to European Conformity in English. It is a certification mark that indicates a product’s compliance with the essential health, safety, and environmental protection requirements set by the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) until 2022. The CE mark is specific to products and components that are sold or used within the EU and the UK.
CE certification is based on specific directives and standards that are tested according to the type of product. These directives cover a wide range of industries, including the lighting industry. The purpose of CE certification is to ensure that products meet the necessary safety and performance requirements, allowing them to be freely traded within the EU and the UK.
CE certification can be self-certified. This means that manufacturers or sellers can declare their own conformity with the relevant directives and standards, without the need for involvement from a third-party testing agency. However, it is also possible to obtain a declaration of conformity from a testing agency, which holds the same weight as a self-certification.
CE certification is not intended for use outside of Europe. It is a mark that is recognized and required within the EU and the UK to demonstrate compliance with their regulations. Other regions, such as North America, have their own certification types and requirements.