Emirates Standards & Metrology Authority publishes long awaited Product Safety Law.

The Emirates Standards & Metrology Authority (ESMA) has recently published its highly anticipated Product Safety Law. Despite the fact that all UAE lighting related measures to date have a safety component drafted into the regulation, this is the first time the UAE has enacted bespoke legislation specifically addressing product safety for consumers. The overriding object of…

SASO 2927:2019 which regulates energy efficiency of street lighting becomes mandatory in Saudi Arabia – 19 Jan2020

SASO 2927:2019 which regulates energy efficiency and other aspects of street lighting to be mandatory in Saudi Arabia from 2020. In line with our communication on this issue we can confirm that Saudi Arabian Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) has adopted Standard SASO 2927:2019 regarding energy efficiency functionality and labelling requirements for lighting products –…

MELA meets with Saudi Standards Authority (SASO) to discuss developments – lighting regulations.

MELA meets with Saudi Standards Authority (SASO) to discuss developments regarding implementation of Saudi lighting regulations. The Middle East lighting Association (MELA), met recently with staff from both the Saudi Standards Authority (SASO) & the Saudi Energy Efficiency Centre (SEEC) to thank both organisations for the successful efforts to regulate the Saudi Lighting Industry and…

Human-Centric Lighting global market worth $849m in 2019 (Memori)

A new research report shows how health and productivity benefits will make Human-Centric Lighting a standard feature in all kinds of commercial buildings, with a global market already worth $849m. Human-Centric Lighting (HCL) goes beyond simply providing illumination for the built environment. It seeks to realign humans with our natural rhythms by mimicking the progression…

Lighting related regulatory developments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

SASO – Regulatory Developments Energy Efficiency, Functionality And Labeling Requirements For Lighting, Part 2, Standard SASO 2902/2018 From SASO (Feb 2019) – All products will be allowed to enter the market until 31st of March 2019 without registering in Lighting Standard Part II and without a label. Enforcement on the market will begin on 1st of October…