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NSF International Implements Five-Year Coating Requirement for NSF Certified Automotive Headlamps

NSF International certified aftermarket automotive headlamps will have a longer life lens.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – NSF International, a global independent certification body with 70 years of experience, has added a new requirement for certifying aftermarket headlamps to its Automotive Aftermarket Parts Certification Program. NSF International has implemented a five-year coating requirement for aftermarket headlamps certified after April 1, 2017. NSF International’s stringent certification will ensure headlamp lens durability and resistance to weather longer than the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards minimum of three years, providing consumers with quality options when purchasing aftermarket headlamps.

“A headlamp with a longer life that is certified by NSF International to meet the most rigorous requirements for form, fit and function is a great investment when a replacement part is needed,” said Bob Frayer, NSF International Global Managing Director of Automotive Certification Programs. “Today the average life of a vehicle is over 11 years old and headlamp replacements can cost more than $1,000. NSF International certified headlamps ensure that superior products are available and can be identified by the NSF International mark.”

Additional information can be found on NSF International’s website or by emailing AutoCert@nsf.org.

NSF International is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the consumer goods, water, food, and health sciences industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. Operating in more than 165 countries, NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

NSF International provides automotive product services including certifying collision replacement parts, tire pressure monitoring sensors, automotive parts distributors and collision repair shops, as well as performing friction materials registration and testing. NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR), a subsidiary of NSF International, is the largest automotive registrar in North America and is recognized by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) to provide ISO/TS 16949 registrations in the automotive sector.

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