Industry Leading Standard

The ANSI/PLATO FL 1- 2019 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.

About The Standard

UL/PLATO Certification Program

UL, a leading global science safety company, and the Portable Lights American Trade Organization (PLATO),the largest internationally recognized consortium of global manufacturers in the portable lighting industry, have partnered on an industry-first program aimed at helping validate the accuracy of performance claims made by manufacturers of flashlights, headlamps, area lights, bike lights and spotlights. 

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Member Benefits

Industry Oversight

Members enjoy access to and input into the portable lighting industry's ANSI/PLATO FL 1- 2019 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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