EU’s “Ecodesign Package” of Measures: revision & simplification of rules that apply to all lighting products

In an attempt to pick out potential areas of good practice in the regulation of lighting products & systems that may be of interest to regulators in the Middle East region please find a list of 10 reasons why the EU’s Ecodesign Package of Measures matters. With 10 Ecodesign regulations and 6 Energy Labels, the Package is expected to be…

Two informative slides showing both the drastic increase in global regulations by region and the subject areas that are the drivers of that growth. 

From our colleagues at https://www.complianceandrisks.com/ two informative slides showing both the drastic increase in global regulations by region and the subject areas that are the drivers of that growth. Note the steep growth curve in regulation in Europe, Middle East & Africa and Central Asia in uppermost slide below. The trajectory of the curve indicates…

New Publication CIE 015:2018 – Colorimetry 4th Edition

This publication provides the recommendations of the CIE concerning colorimetry. Specifically, it includes the use of the standard colorimetric observers and standard illuminants, the reference standard for reflectance, the illuminating and viewing conditions, the calculation of tristimulus values, chromaticity coordinates, colour space coordinates and colour differences and various other colorimetric practices and formulae.

Details of GCC & other regional lighting policy developments – October 2018

REGIONAL LIGHTING POLICY DEVELOPMENTS   RESPONSIBLE REGULATORY AUTHORITY REGULATORY SCOPE ENTRY INTO FORCE DATE GCC GCC Standards Organisation GSO Low Voltage Technical Regulation 1 July 2016     General product safety requirements for electrical & electronic products. Not yet known       A draft “Regulation for hazardous materials” based on the EU directive is…

Launch of Saudi online conformity assessment system ‘SABER’ postponed

Recent press reports suggest that the launch of the Saudi online conformity assessment system ‘SABER’ has been postponed to January 2019. The SABER system was proposed earlier in the year by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) as a new online conformity assessment system for imported products. The system was established to facilitate the…

MELA Policy Team members meet with the Emirates Standards and Metrology Authority (ESMA)

MELA Policy Team members met with the Emirates Standards and Metrology Authority (ESMA) to discuss progress on the following issues of concern to the lighting industry: The Draft Federal Street and Outdoor Lighting Regulation – progress on this issue was presented to ESMA including an update of the project status I.e. that the approach taken…

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…