Position & recommendations – Light at night: the importance of quality lighting and night preservation

Global Lighting Association recommendations for the importance of quality lighting and night preservation. High quality outdoor lighting is a joint responsibility of lighting designers, owners and operators of lighting installations and lighting manufacturers. 1. Make a proper lighting design a. Select the appropriate light sources, taking a broader perspective beyond initial cost and energy efficiency…

Global Lighting Association releases publication on germicidal UV-C lighting

The Global Lighting Association has today published Germicidal UV-C Irradiation: Sources, Products and Applications. Germicidal ultraviolet irradiation (also known as ultraviolet disinfection lighting) is a proven methodology for inactivating viruses on solid surfaces, in water and in air. As such it is expected to be a useful tool in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Control System for Outdoor Lighting Products, UAE Draft Regulation – June 2020

The following information has been extracted from Notification G/TBT/N/ARE/475 issued by the Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade – dated 8th June 2020. Final date for comments: 60 days from notification i.e. 7th August 2020. This regulation establishes requirements for light sources with or without integrated control gear. The requirements also apply to light sources…

Online markets slammed over lights that break waste regulations (EU)

ONLINE marketplaces have been heavily criticised by a European body over the continued sale of luminaires, lamps and other electrical equipment which don’t comply with waste regulations. See https://lnkd.in/dy_PZNe for the full article. MELA supports the efforts of regulatory authorities in the GCC region responsible for compliance and market surveillance. However more can be done to ensure…

MELA endorses UV-C safety guidelines published by the Global Lighting Association (GLA)

The Middle East Lighting Association (MELA) fully endorses the recent UV-C safety guidelines published by the Global Lighting Association (GLA). MELA recommends that regulatory authorities in the Middle East region continue to ensure that compliant UV-C products can be supplied to the market. Germicidal ultraviolet irradiation is a proven methodology for inactivating viruses on solid…

CIE Position Statement on the Use of Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation to Manage the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission

Introduction The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has accelerated the search for environmental controls to contain or mitigate the spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) responsible for the disease. SARS-CoV-2 is usually transmitted from person to person by contact with large respiratory droplets, either directly or by touching virus-contaminated surfaces (also denoted…

Heads Up – Consideration of International Standards as Binding Omani Standards

Ministerial Decision No. (11) of 2020 (Oman) Issued on 19/01/2020 Corresponding to 23 Jumada Al-Awwal 1441 H.  On Considering International Standards as Binding Omani Standards Pursuant to Sultani Decree No. 11/2017 on the determination of the Competencies of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the approval of its organisational structure; and Based on the public interest requirements;…