The Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) listing must have some value, given how common it is in the marketplace. But what exactly is a UL listing and why should my electronic sign have it?
The Business Dictionary definition for UL is “The world’s largest product safety testing and certification organization with global name recognition and acceptance.” A UL listed product means that UL has tested representative samples of the product and determined that it meets their safety requirements for both construction and electrical standards. Kind of like the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, but UL does not “approve” products. It only lists them.
How Do Products Earn UL Listings and Certifications?
To become UL listed, manufacturers must submit to extensive examinations of their products and their processes. A highly trained representative from Underwriters Laboratories tests the company’s products to make sure that they meet quality and safety standards. The representative also looks over the manufacturing facility and assesses its processes to ensure that they meet essential quality criteria. Most importantly, these tests don’t just happen once. To maintain a UL listing or certification, manufacturers have to submit to quarterly reviews of their manufacturing facilities.
So look for the UL listing from your sign company, that listing increases the probability that your will receive a safe and problem-free electrical sign.
At ABC Printing & Signs, we believe in quality but we don’t expect you to take our word for it. We use independent testers from Underwriters Laboratories and their assessments to prove the safety and durability of our products. Contact us to learn more about our high-quality UL Listed signs.