UPDATE: Saudi Arabian Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) updated Annex 1 of the General Rules on Energy Efficiency Technical Regulation to include additional products in scope.

On 24 August 2018, the Saudi Arabian Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) updated Annex 1 of the General Rules on Energy Efficiency Technical Regulation to include additional products in scope. All products listed in the Annex must comply with the requirements of the regulation and the related standards mentioned therein. Lighting products were included…

CIE Press Release: Determination of Measurement Uncertainties in Photometry – Supplement 2

PRESS RELEASE August 2018 Determination of Measurement Uncertainties in Photometry Supplement 2: Spectral measurements and derivative quantities CIE 198-SP2:2018 ISBN 978-3-902842-11-4 DOI: 10.25039/TR.198SP2.2018 This report is a second supplement to CIE 198:2011 Determination of Measurement Uncertainties in Photometry for the determination of measurement uncertainties associated with the values of selected quantities in photometry. It deals…

Enforcement of SASO Recognition Certificate for Selected Products as of 1st August 2018

ENFORCEMENT OF SASO RECOGNITION CERTIFICATE FOR SELECTED PRODUCTS The following is the updated list of products under the scope of “SASO Recognition Certificate” requirements which includes the list of products in the current scope and the updated list with effect from 1st August 2018. With reference to the above list, smart watches and water pumps…

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…