Dorcy is a member of PLATO Portable Lights American Trade Organization. The mission is:
- Develop measurement standards for portable lighting performance, such as ANSI/NEMA FL-1
- Improve standards for safe product construction and use of portable lighting products and their associated parts and accessories
- Implement standards and practices code for members
- Monitor specifications and performance claims for portable lighting products to help avoid false advertising claims
Dorcy adheres to the standards created by PLATO and approved by American National Standards Institute. The flashlight industry recognizes the inconsistencies being communicated regarding flashlight specifications on manufacturers and suppliers website and/or product packaging. ANSI/NEMA FL-1
standards were developed to improve consumer and distributor understanding relative to portable flashlight, spotlight and headlamp performance and specifications. A high-majority of the legitimate portable lighting products industry has accepted these standards, implemented best-practices and processes to measure and accurately report.
Dorcy supplies high-quality, high-performance LED flashlights, lanterns, headlamps and accessories supporting these industry standards. Dorcy is currently integrating icons into our website and product literature.
Consumers and Distributors should understand exactly what they are purchasing and fairly compare features, specifications and options available with those of other suppliers and manufacturers.
Once a recognized standard exists, failure to report performance claims in accordance with the standard can lead to claims of false advertising. We believe current best practices require suppliers of portable lighting products to adhere to the established standards, and be able to provide documented results regarding controlled testing to the ANSI FL1 standard.
If your current supplier of portable lighting products is not adhering to the standards established shouldn't they? Dorcy does!