Industry Leading Standard

The ANSI/PLATO FL 1 2016 Standard, an approved American National Standard, aims to improve portable light quality and packaging transparency. The standard strengthens the portable lights industry by providing more credibility to those portable lights companies correctly using the standard and its icons.


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PLATO In the News


How can self-defense enthusiasts accurately compare light output? It’s all relative, according to the experts. Today reputable companies report tactical-light output in lumens, largely due to the efforts of the Portable Lights American Trade Organization (PLATO), which was established in 2010.

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Member Benefits

Industry Oversight

Members enjoy access to and input in the portable lighting industry's ANSI/PLATO FL 1 Standard. Members also gain a partner regarding false product specifications or performance claims.

Brand Recognition

PLATO members are widely viewed as leaders in the portable lighting industry dedicated to upholding robust product standards and advancing the portable lighting industry. Members in good standing may use the PLATO brand icons on their marketing materials and product packaging to convey this leadership position.

Industry Information

PLATO provides members information on industry-specific market research, subject-matter experts and educational materials.

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