LCP (Lamp Circuit Power)
NATA accredited Lamp Circuit Power (LCP) testing services are available. This test is required as part of the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VIC) and Energy Savings Scheme schemes (NSW) for lighting equipment. Testing is performed in accordance with the latest editions of the Explanatory Note for Commercial Lighting. LCP testing is unique to these schemes and not an RCM testing requirement.
We can offer a comprehensive NATA accredited testing service for the Victorian Energy Upgrades program previously know as the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme in Victoria and the Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) in NSW. These schemes mandate NATA accredited electrical safety testing, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing, and Lamp Circuit Power (LCP) testing. Devices that have been submitted for complete RCM testing and certification have most of the energy efficiency schemes requirements covered automatically.
Energy Rating (MEPS & GEMS testing)
The Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Act 2012 came into effect on On 1 October 2012. Providing an Australian national framework for product energy efficiency in Australia, including the Energy Rating website and product registration database. The GEMS Regulator replaced previous schemes and regulators and is responsible for administering the legislation in Australia. The Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) program is an initiative of the Australian Government, states and territories, and the New Zealand Government. The E3 program harmonizes the energy efficiency standards and labeling requirements for products. In New Zealand, the Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Regulations 2002 have a similar role and are administered by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).
Prescribed articles must meet Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and be registered with a state body. Applicable products must have evidence of compliance and register on the database. A product only needs to be registered once.
Tip: if importing check the national database to see if another responsible supplier has already registered the product.
We can offer a complete NATA accredited MEPS testing and registration service.
Regulated products include:
Air conditioners – single phase, Air conditioners – three phase, Air Conditioners – Evaporative, Air Conditioners – Single Duct & Portable, Ballasts for Fluorescent Lamps, Battery Chargers, Close control air conditioners (computer rooms), Clothes Dryers, Clothes Washing Machines, Commercial chillers, Compact Fluorescent Lamps, Computers, Computer Monitors, Data Centres, Dishwashers, Distribution Transformers, Electric motors (three phase), Electric Storage Water Heaters, External Power Supplies, Fans – Non-Domestic, Gas Space Heaters, Gas Storage Water Heaters, Heat Pump Water Heaters, Incandescent Lamps, Instantaneous Electric Water Heaters, Instantaneous Gas Water Heaters, Light Emitting Diodes, Linear Fluorescent Lamps, Refrigerated Display Cabinets, Refrigerators and freezers (Household Refrigerating Appliances), Set Top Boxes, Solar Water Heaters, Street and Public Lighting, Swimming Pool Pumps, Televisions, Transformers & Converters for Halogens, Video Game Consoles and Video Recorders.