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You may have noticed our slogan on our website main page: “Confidence & Peace of Mind in Every Box.” One aspect about our products has inspired that slogan and that aspect is that a majority of our products have been under a safety evaluation from the company Underwriter’s Laboratory. You may ask who is Underwriter’s Laboratory and what tests have been done? Good questions! Let’s seek to clarify just what this means.

UL: That little label with a circled “U” and “L”

Have you ever noticed those little stickers or labels on some things you buy which has the letters “U” and “L” with a circle around them? That’s a good sign, as that product was tested at some point to ensure its safety. Underwriter’s Laboratory is one of the many options for a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory.

They conduct many rigorous tests and evaluations on new/existing products within the product’s designated safety standard. There are many safety standards from which to choose. While all standards have safety in mind, it’s the type of safety that’s important. What types of safety are Functional Devices’ products tested? That’s another great question.

Our safety standards

If you look closely at our product labels, literature, or datasheets, you’ll see more details on the UL standards that our products fall within. Here is a quick list of all the standards you may see:

  • UL 916: Energy Management Equipment
  • UL 864: Smoke Control System Equipment; System Control Unit Accessories; Miscellaneous Signal Appliances; Energy Management Equipment
  • UL 508: Magnetic Motor Controllers; Power Circuit and Motor-mounted Apparatus
  • UL 924: Emergency Lighting and Power Equipment
  • UL 5085: Class 2 and Class 3 Transformers; General Purpose Transformers

Value added

There is a tremendous value added to the products we offer that have the UL mark. In fact, here are a few reasons why our UL listed products are worthy of your choice:

  1. Quality: Each UL listed product is required to conform to standards of construction, which makes for a consistent product, whether it’s made today or 30 years in the past.
  2. Third Party Certificate: UL is unbiased in their approach to evaluating our products and makes sure our devices are built to agreed specifications.
  3. Safety: When a new product is submitted for UL listing, the product is run through a whole gamut of safety tests to ensure compliance with building and construction requirements.

The choice is yours

We strive to hold to our quality expectations and deliver a product that our customers know and love. At the end of the day, we realize you have a choice when it comes to BAS and Lighting controls devices. To see the dedicated and growing FDI/RIB fans return each day to place orders is an honor. Your continued business allows us to keep providing high quality products. Thank you!

Sam Klennert
Sam Klennert

Meet Samuel Klennert – you can call him Sam. He was born and raised amongst the farmland of Indiana, which includes corn, soybeans, and sometimes wheat. Sam graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology in 2015.

Outside of work, Sam enjoys spending time with his wife and dog – whether it’s inside or outside their home. Sam can also be seen serving at his local church and glorifying God with other believers, which is by far his favorite way to spend time.

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