The meaning of the VDE-mark
Products with VDE approval mark are:
- electrically safe
- mechanically safe
- thermally safe
- standard compliant
- supervised by VDE during production
VDE (Association of German Electrotechnical Engineers) is carrier of the independent German test and certification institute. The VDE approval mark may only be used if a product has been approved after intensive tests according to actual international and/or German standards.
Approval marks comparable to VDE of other certification authorities are for example DEMKO in Denmark, FI for FIMKO in Finland, IMQ in Italy, N for NEMKO in Norway, S for SEMKO in Sweden and SEV in Switzerland.
All of them are independent approbation organisations.
These organisations test the safety of luminaires according to the European luminaire standard EN 60 598 under consideration of national deviations. In addition, they are also responsible for testing the electromagnetic compatibility of luminaires according to European standards.
|ENEC||european mark ( 10 for Germany, 11 for Austria)|
|Communauté Européenne||Mark of the european community|
|C TICK||australian mark, EMC-mark|