What is CSA?
The CSA International, formerly called the Canadian Standards Association, is an NRTL that primarily serves the U.S. and Canada. This listing tests products based on standards set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), UL, and NSF and is widely regarded as a suitable substitute to UL and ETL listings.
What is CE?
CE is the abbreviation of “Conformité Européene” which is French for European Conformity. The CE mark is required for certain products before they can be sold within the European Economic Area (EEA) which includes all European Union countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway. These countries responsible for banning products and will issue fines for non-compliance. If you plan to sell or buy lighting fixtures or electrical components within Europe, look for the CE mark first, but you’ll have to be sure it’s the right CE logo. There is a very similar logo where the “CE” stands for “China Export” and just means the product was manufactured in China.