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.


About The Standard

Updated Standard now open for Public Review + Comment 

The public is now able to review and comment on the revisions to the ANSI/PLATO FL 1-2016 Standard. PLATO members, stakeholders and interested parites have spent more than a year updating the Standard and reviewing the changes. The updates include the additon of area lights and some recommended changes to testing procedures. The ANSI public review and comment deadline is April 29, 2019. To obtain a copy of the updated Standard, contact You can view the Public Review announcement in the ANSI Standards Action. It can be found on page 22.  View ANSI Standards Action announcement 

Member Benefits

Industry Oversight

Members enjoy access to and input into the portable lighting industry's ANSI/PLATO FL 1- 2016 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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