MELA members attend Street & Road lighting workshop at Saudi Energy Efficiency Centre (SEEC) – Riyadh

The workshop introduced the scope and requirements of Lighting Regulation Part 3 for Street and Road lighting applications, covering the technical requirements of luminaires. Part 1 covered the products mostly used for residential lighting. To fill the gap of the remaining lighting products, Lighting Regulation Part 2 was developed in 2017 and will probably enter into force in…

Philips Lighting is now SIGNIFY

16th May 2018 – Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has launched its new company name, following the amendment of the company’s articles of association changing its name from Philips Lighting N.V. to Signify N.V. Eric Rondolat, CEO, Signify said ‘The choice of our new company name originates from the way…

Note about Data Protection

From May 25th of this year, new rules regarding Data Protection in the European Union will enter into force.  These regulations are commonly known as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).  One aspect of GDPR is that businesses and organisations will need explicit consent to send communications to individuals. As such, our existing database of email addresses (a large…

MELA on Lighting Standards and Regulations in the Middle East Region – Lighting Summit Dubai 2018

At the 7th edition of the Middle East Lighting Design Summit 2018 held on the 2nd & 3rd May 2018 in Dubai, discussions focussed on the latest advancements in lighting technology that have been responsible for the rapid transformation of the lighting industry. In the various panel discussions and presentations throughout the two day event, participants consisting of lighting experts, designers, architects, and urban planners from across the GCC…

Don’t miss our presentation on the Future of Lighting & HCL Roundtable discussion @ Lighting Summit 2-3 May 2018 Dubai

Title: Strategy of the Global Lighting Association on the Future of Lighting –        Several disruptive innovations took place in the lighting industry with huge impact on the total value chain of lighting –        The future of lighting is beyond energy efficiency and will be on people well-being –        Human Centric Lighting will add significant value to the society, next…

MELA Director judge @ Under / Postgraduate Projects at Future Generation Awards

This competition is for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students who have the opportunity to display their creations/innovations during the Middle East Electricity exhibition held in March in Dubai. MELA Director Gerald Strickland and other industry experts were recently asked to support this activity by judging the program entries. Many major universities participated and a dedicated area on the show floor was set up…

New deadlines approved by ESMA for ECAS logo implementation on product and its packaging.

New deadlines approved by ESMA for ECAS logo implementation on product and its packaging. Activities Deadline For all new shipment/Production into UAE (Printed or Sticker) 1st September 2018 For All products in UAE market (Printed or Sticker) 1st January 2019 Printed ECAS Logo on all certified products in UAE (Sticker not acceptable) 1st January 2020 ECAS mark shall bear…

‘Luminaire of the Future’ aims to revolutionise European lighting industry by 2020

*Information kindly provided by Lighting Solutions Middle East https://lightingsolutionsme.com As part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 work programme, the Repro-light project (Re-usable and re-configurable parts for sustainable LED-based lighting systems) aspires to successfully initiate a transformation in the European LED lighting industry. The €4.3 million project will harness innovative technologies and materials to implement a never before…

New MELA President – John Carruthers Managing Director Fagerhult Lighting Group MENA – January 2018

At the MELA Board meeting that took place in Dubai on the 17th October 2017 and subsequently on the 13th December 2017, John Carruthers Managing Director Fagerhult Lighting Group MENA was elected President of MELA by the members for the period 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2020. The following activities for MELA have been agreed…