New Regulation in Saudi Arabia for Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)

On the 16th December 2021, Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) circulated a notification regarding the implementation dates for the new RoHS technical regulation. See “Technical Regulation for Restriction of hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment” In order to allow manufacturers and suppliers an additional period to comply with the technical requirements of…

MELA ‘sister organisation’ Global Lighting Association launches dedicated webpage on UV-C & Disinfection

The Global Lighting Association (GLA) has just launched a dedicated webpage on UV-C & Disinfection which can be accessed via the following link UV-C & Disinfection – Global Lighting Association What is UV-C? UV-C forms part of the ultraviolet (UV) spectrum and is defined within ISO standard ISO-21348 as having wavelengths between 100 – 280 nanometers.…

GLA Regulatory Guidelines Published – A simple, practical, balanced approach

A simple, practical, balanced approach The Global Lighting Association (GLA) has published a document containing a recommended set of regulatory guidelines for general service and linear LED lamps. Based on international standards, they are intended for use by regulatory authorities in developing and emerging economies considering national legislation and associated regulations to accelerate the transition…

SASO Approves Amendment of Saudi Standard No. SASO 2902:2017/AMD1:2021

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) has approved the Amendment of Saudi Standard No. “SASO 2902:2017/AMD1:2021″ “Energy efficiency, functionality and labelling requirements for lighting products Part 2″ based on relevant International and National Foreign Standards and references. This amendment has been approved as a complementary part of the Saudi Standard No. “SASO 2902:2018″…

Following new ‘lighting related’ TBT notifications have been recently circulated by the WTO

The following new lighting related TBT notifications have been recently circulated by the WTO. They concern SASO Energy efficiency, functionality and labelling requirements for lighting products Part 1, 2 and 3. G/TBT/N/SAU/1188 Energy efficiency, functionality and labelling requirements for lighting products Part 1 SASO 2870:2018/AMD1:2021 “Energy efficiency, functionality and labelling requirements for lighting products Part…

GLA Communication to World Health Organisation: UV-C disinfection technology

Ultraviolet C (UV-C) disinfection technology is an efficacious adjunct to preventive non-pharmaceutical intervention (social distancing, hand hygiene, face masks) to reduce contamination by neutralizing the SARS-CoV-2 virus. UV-C disinfection in an indoor environment reduces the viral load and hence decreases risk of infection. Its efficacy extends to almost all indoor locations. The Global Lighting Association respectfully…

Global Lighting Association questions approach of IEA 4E SSL Annex initiative

Background According to IEA, “the SSL Annex was established in 2010 under the framework of the International Energy Agency’s Energy Efficient End-use Equipment (4E) Implementing Agreement to provide advice to its member countries seeking to implement quality assurance programmes for SSL lighting.” Currently the IEA 4E SSL Annex consists of seven members: Australia, Canada, Denmark,…

Notification of Egyptian Ministerial Decree No.29/2021 – Lamps in general (ICS 29.140.01)

Notification of Egyptian Ministerial Decree No.29/2021 – Products covered: Lamps in general (ICS 29.140.01) This addendum concerns the notification of the Ministerial Decree No.29/2021 (1 pages, in Arabic) that: For luminaries only it gives the producers and importers one year transitional period starting from 3 February 2021, to abide by the Egyptian standard ES 7823/2020…

Development of lighting related standards in the East African Community

Latest developments regarding lighting policy in MELA focus countries centre on the development of lighting related standards in the East African Community. East African Standards development for lighting has become necessary in order to harmonize requirements governing the quality of products and services in the East African Community. The overall objective is to remove trade…