Energy Efficiency

TUV Rheinland Launches New Lighting Testing Services, Welcomes Project Manager

TUV Rheinland of North America has chosen Sagar Patel as the new lighting and LED program manager to head up the company’s newly-launched service group based in Pleasanton, Calif.

Announced earlier this year, TUV Rheinland’s new national lighting testing services will be used to certify all types of lighting products according to U.S., Canada and global requirements—from product safety and international approvals to Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). Standards covered will include UL 1598, UL 153, UL 2108, UL 1993, UL 8750, IEC/EN 60598, IEC/EN 61347 and IEC/EN 62031 for product safety and FCC 47 Part 15B and Part 18, EN 55015, EN 55022 and EN 55024 for EMC.

In his new position, Patel will be responsible for developing the company’s lighting and LED program while working closely with engineers, operations and sales associates. He will also oversee operations of the new LED/Lighting testing laboratory in Pleasanton.

Patel previously served as engineering safety team leader/senior project engineer and lighting technical lead for four years with SGS North America. Prior to that, he had served with Intertek Testing Services as a project engineer.

Patel earned his bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from Sardar Patel College of Engineering in Mumbai, India, and his master’s degree in electrical engineering from California State University, Long Beach. He holds memberships with the Illuminating Engineering Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the National Fire Protection Association and is a Standards Technical Panel member for UL 1598, 1838, 1993, 1994, 2108 and 8750.

“We are very pleased to welcome Sagar Patel to our family,” Sarbjit Shelopal, North American field manager at TÜV Rheinland, said. “We expect that his broad-based testing and certification experience, combined with his technical expertise with lighting and LED technologies, will have a very positive influence as we build this line of business.”


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