With roots in Austria, Zumtobel has been synonymous with innovation, unique product and service quality and superior design for over 70 years. The brand has always been underpinned by knowledge of lighting and a profound understanding of its effects on people. Aspiring to create the best light for people and the environment, we provide solutions enabling measurable and
tangible added value.
We are driven by the latest advances in research and technology, but above all by the individual needs of the people who use our products daily. Our long-standing collaborations with leading architects, lighting designers and artists around the world form the foundation of a sensible interplay between architecture and luminaire.
Only by maintaining a systematic focus on the user and by applying our knowledge of the effects of light on the human body can we generate measurable and tangible added value. We conduct research into the effects of light in order to provide people with the best possible lighting quality. We give particular importance to energy efficiency, and push ahead with new product innovations which enrich people's lives.
Products by Zumtobel meet the highest quality standards and boast an extremely long service life. In order to ensure and continuously improve product and service quality, an uncompromising quality management system has been implemented for all fields of functions, from administration to production and transportation. Customers, suppliers, employees and partners alike benefit from this system.
For us, using resources responsibly starts within the company – and is brought to conclusion in energy-efficient customer projects. We cater to customers' requirements and users' needs individually in various application areas. Hence, perfect lighting quality meets maximum energy efficiency. From application-oriented lighting design to the use of innovative light sources and luminaires, as well as seamless integration into lighting management, we make a valuable contribution to a building's life cycle assessment.
All products have been tested in a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) for compliance to safety standards established by OSHA. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) program to ensure certain types of equipment be tested and certified for their safe use. The OSHA NRTL program was established in 1988, with the first organization being recognized as an NRTL in 1989. Recognition is an acknowledgment that an organization has the necessary qualifications to perform safety testing and certification of the specific products covered within its scope of recognition.
Products that have been properly certified by an NRTL are acceptable to OSHA for use. Both UL and CSA are recognized by OSHA as NRTL’s.
In these laboratories, both the luminaires and their individual components are subjected to all tests required in United States and Canada: accurate photometric data provide a solid basis for lighting designers. Electrostatic and electromagnetic compatibility ensures collective functionality. Long-term testing in thermal, water and dust laboratories makes sure the products will have a long service life even in particularly challenging environments.
We make sure a product's impact on the environment is transparent. We were the first company in the lighting industry to publish environmental product declarations in compliance with the international ISO 14025 and EN 15804 standards. EPDs are prepared by us in compliance with a process verified by independent auditors. A filter function in the online product catalogue can be used to quickly find the EPDs that have already been made available; others will be prepared readily upon request.
The environmental product declaration lists in detail all traces left by a product in the environment over its entire life cycle: which raw materials are processed? How much energy is required for production, transport and waste disposal, how much is reclaimed through recycling? This information is relevant not only for environmental certifications such as LEED or ÖGNI; it is also a sound basis that helps green-minded customers make their decisions.