MELA meets representatives of Saudi Ministry of Commerce & Investment and Standards Organisation

9th December 2019 – Member companies of the Middle East Lighting Association met with representatives of the Saudi Ministry of Commerce & Investment (MCI) and Saudi Arabia Standards Organisation (SASO). The context for these discussions is the raft of lighting regulation that has emerged from the relevant authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia particularly in…

MELA enters International Business & Leadership Rewards – March 2020

The Middle East Lighting Association has entered the International Business & Leadership Rewards to profile its activities since its inception with a view to illustrating the nature of its regional lighting related policy/regulatory work on behalf of its members, the leading lighting companies in the region. About the Awards Hosted in Dubai the International Business & Leadership…

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…