The component certification program determines that samples of components fully comply with UL's requirements at the time that the samples were produced.
UL's component certification creates additional value for component suppliers by providing them with an objective means of demonstrating that their components comply with applicable requirements. They also enjoy increased visibility though UL's Online Certifications Directory.
End-product manufacturers may eliminate redundant testing and surveillance for the commercially available components used in their products. UL's component certification programs also add confidence to supply chain integrity by having the component testing and surveillance conducted where the components are manufactured.
Using UL certified components during production helps reduce costs and time to market. Because the components have already been found to be in compliance with the applicable component requirements, costly redesign issues that may be identified during the certification process relating to components can be minimized.