The Importance of ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation

The Importance of ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation

Light testing equipment is only functional if someone has calibrated it. Laboratories need to have specific accreditations to prove they can perform the right tests. For example, no one should underestimate the importance of ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. This article will overview what this is and explain the areas of accreditation that Gamma Scientific possesses.

What Is ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation?

ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation proves that a laboratory has done the highest quality tests using superior equipment. Without these certificates, there’s no telling what kind of exams were completed and if they were done correctly. For this reason, manufacturers should only work with accredited labs to ensure everything’s done correctly. The remainder of this piece will explain Gamma Scientific’s scope of accreditations.

Color Measurements

Gamma Scientific has SSL color measurement certifications. We perform the highest quality color test on light testing equipment in the market. In 2004, we gained accreditation for colorimetry. We also have accreditations for the method of measuring and specifying the color rendering of light sources.

Life Testing

Here at Gamma Scientific, we also have life testing certificates that test how long equipment can run. We have solid-state lighting luminaires, and we do light testing performance on fluorescent lights to ensure they meet regulatory standards.

Temperature Measurements

We are also accredited for temperature measurements—ensuring that equipment doesn’t get too hot or too cold. Our SSL 22/S15 accreditation is the standard for portable electrical luminaires. On the other hand, our SSL 22/S16 is the standard for track lighting systems.

Electrical & Photometric Measurements

Electrical measurements determine the power quality of light measurement systems. Photometric measurements, on the other hand, help figure out things such as total flux and the intensity of the system that someone’s measuring.

Decorative String Light Test & Characterization

Under this accreditation, we determine the measurement of luminous flux for decorative lights.

Gamma Scientific has been a leader in providing testing equipment for over sixty years. Our accreditations help us stand out like no other manufacturer on the market. We want to ensure that everything people receive has been properly calibrated and meets governmental standards as laid out by law—no one should overlook the importance of ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation.