The Portable Lights American Trade Organization (PLATO)


About The Portable Lights American Trade Organization (PLATO)


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The Portable Lights American Trade Organization (PLATO) is the largest internationally recognized consortium of global manufacturers in the portable lighting industry, which includes flashlights, headlights, bike lamps, area lights and spotlights. Our members are some of the most well- known and well-respected manufacturers in the world.

PLATO is also the standards development body responsible for the continued development and oversight of the Revised ANSI/PLATO FL-1 2019 Standard. The Standard spells out specific testing and reporting methods for portable lighting products that emit directional light.

To obtain the revised ANSI/PLATO FL 1- 2019 Standard, contact PLATO Executive Director Andy Skoogman at [email protected] or 651-485-7667. For more on PLATO, visit

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