Why create standards? While Peli was one of the first manufacturers to use quantifiable test procedures, the need was recognised to develop a common language that customers could use to select the right torch for their specific needs. 
As a result, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), with input from the torch industry, developed performance standards and symbols to effectively communicate a light’s features and benefits.

These standards are accredited by ANSI, which is a private non-profit organisation that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the United States. 

The organisation also coordinates U.S. standards with international standards so American products can be used globally.