Extensive UL Testing Verifies Performance, Durability
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Following extensive testing by leading global safety science organization UL, the ultra-premium LG SIGNATURE brand has earned coveted UL Verified Marks for its products' superior performance and durability, LG Electronics USA announced today.
LG SIGNATURE products combine the best of LG's cutting-edge technology and world-class design with exquisite attention to detail for today's most discerning consumers. LG SIGNATURE is designed to provide a state-of-the-art living experience that feels pure, sophisticated and luxurious.
The new UL Verifications help underscore the company's attention to superior product quality and safety, according to William Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics North America.
"UL is the gold standard for product testing, and earning the UL Verified mark in five product categories is a testament to LG SIGNATURE's industry-leading innovations. The results of UL's testing for things like durability and power surges help validate our commitment to product quality and safety, which are top priorities at LG," he said.
Earning the UL Verified Marks are the LG SIGNATURE refrigerators, washing machine, air purifier and OLED TV. A new microwave oven also received UL Verification.
LG SIGNATURE Refrigerators (model LUPXS3186N and LUPXC2386N) underwent extensive endurance testing by UL to ensure door latch strength. The U.S. industry safety standard requires opening and closing 300,000 cycles for the fresh food compartment door and 150,000 cycles for frozen food compartment door, both with empty-door basket weights. The special UL verification testing for LG SIGNATURE refrigerators has been verified with 300,000 cycles for all doors to exceed the requirements with 100-percent basket weight.
The LG SIGNATURE refrigerators take LG's award-winning Door-in-Door® design two steps further by adding the groundbreaking InstaView™ feature - a sleek glass panel that illuminates and turns the opaque Door-in-Door compartment transparent with two simple knocks, inviting users to peek inside without letting the cold air out. LG SIGNATURE's exclusive Auto Open Door™ technology allows users to open the fridge with a swipe of the foot in front of a sensor on the bottom of the refrigerator. The ENERGY STAR® certified refrigerator also features a Wi-Fi Eclipse Display inside the door that allows users to easily control and monitor temperature and energy usage, helping maintain optimal cooling to help save energy.
The LG SIGNATURE 29-inch Washer (model WM9500HKA) was tested with input voltage up to 250 volts, which is twice the rated voltage of this product. The UL verification ensures that this product is protected from overvoltage input.
The LG SIGNATURE washer elevates laundry innovation and design with technology designed to help make washing clothes easier than ever before. This mega-capacity front-load washer boasts 5.8 cubic feet of capacity, making it the largest in its class. LG's enhanced TurboWash® technology saves up to 30 minutes per load. The distinctive new Full Touch On-Door Panel® is touch-enabled and embedded in the glass door for a seamless and sophisticated look. This ENERGY STAR certified washer is compatible with the LG SideKick™ pedestal washer that serves as an additional washing machine in the foot-print of a laundry pedestal, allowing users to wash two loads at the same time - perfect for small, custom-care laundry loads.
The LG SIGNATURE Air Purifier (model AM501YWM1) was tested for surge immunity up to 6,000 volts, which exceeds the requirement of IEC 60335-1 Standard. This UL verification ensures that the printed circuit boards in this product are protected from excessive surge ignition.
The LG SIGNATURE Air Purifier humidifies the air and eliminates particles within an impressive 300 square foot radius with an innovative, semi-permanent filter system that can be washed and reused for up to 10 years. Through the Smart LED Indicator, the LG SIGNATURE air purifier allows you to see your air being cleaned through the transparent cover. As the indoor air quality improves, the display changes from red to blue.
The LG SIGNATURE W-SERIES OLED TV (77-inch class model OLED77W7P) was tested by UL for EMC surge immunity up to 4,000 volts (Normal Mode), four times the IEC EMC standard. The UL verification ensures that this product has surge immunity.
Removing all unnecessary elements to emphasize the beauty of the screen alone, the W7's sleek, razor-thin "wallpaper" profile makes the TV become one with the wall. The most awarded TV at CES® 2017, the W7 OLED TV series (available in 77- and 65-inch class sizes) uses LG OLED's revolutionary pixel dimming control technology, which renders perfect black, a limitless contrast ratio and over a billion colors. (For the fourth consecutive year, LG OLED technology beat out other brands' OLED and LED TVs in the annual "TV Shootout.") Complementing the superior picture quality delivered by the LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W-series is next-generation Dolby Atmos surround sound for an unrivaled home entertainment experience.
UL also tested a new microwave oven (model UPMC3084ST) by applying electrical impulse noise (3,000V/1μs) in standby mode to simulate an unattended self-start. The UL verification shows LG has helped ensure protection from self-start with impulse noise up to 3000 V that helps minimize fire hazards during long operation.
The UPMC3084ST Signature over-the-range microwave oven features a sleek flat door design, metal dial knob, distinctive handles and a premium stainless steel touch control panel and finish. Convection technology allows the microwave to serve as a second oven perfect for preheating, browning, baking or even roasting any favorite dish, while humidity-sensing technology determines when food is cooked and automatically turns off the microwave to help prevent over- or under-cooking.
The distinctive new LG SIGNATURE products were designed with their true essence in mind - streamlined to focus on each product's essential function while maintaining LG SIGNATURE's modern, "signature" design. Even with its diverse array of products, their unique minimal design and functionality allows the products to retain a shared iconic identity. For more information on the LG SIGNATURE brand and its cutting-edge products, please visit www.LGSIGNATURE.com.
According to UL, the UL Verified Mark communicates to consumers exactly what a manufacturer's offering has been proven to provide and "delivers the confidence you need when making purchases that matter to you and your family." For more information, please visit verify.ul.com.
LG SIGNATURE has partnered with iconic potter, designer and author Jonathan Adler to bring together unique design and the latest in innovative technology in one place.
They have joined forces to give discerning U.S. customers the opportunity to experience sleek and innovative appliances in a thoughtfully designed environment. Starting in September, the LG SIGNATURE collection will be featured at flagship Jonathan Adler locations across the country and in pop-up locations: New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta, Chestnut Hill, Mass., Short Hills, N.J., Melrose, Calif., Miami, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Denver.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $48 billion global force and technology leader in home appliances, consumer electronics and mobile communications. LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home appliances, home entertainment products, mobile phones, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LG.com.