Electronic – How to get UL approval for lamps and pendants


I'm a glass artist and designer and would like to make lamps and pendants. I'm told that I need UL approval for the electrical part. That is all the wiring etc. I know I can have an electrician who can do that part but I'm concerned about the approval. Is that correct? If so what's the simplest way to do it since I'm a one person company.

Best Answer

Buy approved electric parts and integrate them into your design. The whole unit does not have to be approved.

Most of the "DIY" lamp parts you purchase are already UL approved. Something like http://www.lightingdirect.com/international-lighting-pendant-kit-diy-pendant-kit/p2074236 with your pendant is usually OK.