CE Marking

CE marking indicates that a product has the relevant health, safety and environmental protection requirements according to European Union (EU) legislation. The official CE marking consists of the letters C and E in circle form.

CE Marking
03.12.2018
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CE marking indicates that a product has the relevant health, safety and environmental protection requirements according to European Union (EU) legislation. The official CE marking consists of the letters C and E in circle form.

The CE abbreviation is created from the initials of the French words “Conformité Européenne“, which means European Conformity.

The CE marking indicates that the product on which it is placed complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislation.

The CE marking was developed for the regulation of goods sold within the borders of the European Union country. Products bearing this marking are suitable for sale in European countries.

It would not be wrong to say that the CE marking is a product passport to bring the products into the European market.

The CE marking on the product does not mean that it is manufactured in Europe. Products with CE marking are free to circulate in the European market.

The products that are required to bear the CE marking are determined by the relevant directives. CE marking should be placed on electrical equipment, machinery, measuring devices, medical devices, radio and communication devices, toys and similar products. Luminaires must also have the CE marking to take place in the European market.

The CE marking can be placed on the product, on the package, in the introduction file or in the user manual.

The CE marking is obtained after a certification process. Firstly, applicable directives and standards are determined for the product. Tests are carried out according to these requirements and a technical file is prepared according to the test results. The CE Declaration of Conformity is then prepared, signed, stating that the product conforms to the CE mark, and then the CE marking can be used on the product.

The CE marking can only be marked on the product by the manufacturer or its authorized representative. Other marks to be engraved on the product should not impair the visibility, readability or meaning of the CE mark. By marking the CE marking on the product, the manufacturer states that he takes full responsibility for the suitability of the product.

Member states may impose severe criminal sanctions due to improper use of the CE mark.

Emre Yılmaz, the founder of Lighting Portal, graduated from Atılım University Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2013, and since then has been involved in the management and product development activities of state-supported projects in the lighting industry. He completed his master's degree at Gazi University Industrial Design Engineering Department and continues his education in the doctorate program of the same department.
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