New MELA President – John Carruthers Managing Director Fagerhult Lighting Group MENA – January 2018

At the MELA Board meeting that took place in Dubai on the 17th October 2017 and subsequently on the 13th December 2017, John Carruthers Managing Director Fagerhult Lighting Group MENA was elected President of MELA by the members for the period 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2020. The following activities for MELA have been agreed…

Global Lighting Association launches STRATEGIC ROADMAP OF THE GLOBAL LIGHTING INDUSTRY – December 2017

An important role of the Global Lighting Association is to share knowledge on global trends, and for this reason we have prepared The Strategic Roadmap of the Global Lighting Industry. The Association also initiates policies and actions in areas of common interest and provides governments with relevent product and market information. MELA is an associate…

September 2017 – New edition of the MELA Newsletter is out with updated lighting policy forecast!

We continue in this second half of the year to have numerous lighting related regulatory developments in many of the countries we support. In Jordan the Environmental Protection Law No. 6/2017 addresses the management of hazardous substances and the overall protection of the environment. In Kuwait Regulation KW 71 acts to phase out the importation…

New ‘lighting related’ regulations enter into force in the Middle East region – Aug 2017

A number of new lighting related regulations have entered into force or are due to enter into force between the summer months and the beginning of 2018 in the Middle East region. Our MELA newsletter due to be published in the first half of September will provide details of each new regulation. For additional information please contact…

MELA Publishes Informative Brochure for Prospective Members – July 2017

Today MELA published an informative new brochure aimed at attracting prospective members to join the association. The brochure contains details of the objectives of the association, its mission and how it is fulfilled, i.e. by connecting policy-makers and industry, providing expertise on Middle East lighting policy, legislation and organisation, educating for higher standards and facilitating…

MELA & ESMA Launch Compliant Lighting Product Requirements Guide for UAE – June 2017

In June 2017 MELA & The Emirates Standards & Metrology Authority (ESMA) launched the first edition of the Compliant Lighting Product Requirements Guide for UAE. Gerald Strickland Director MELA explained that ‘the guide was introduced to provide support to local market surveillance authorities including the Public Safety Authority of Dubai and others, as to which lighting…

MELA newsletter version 1704 is now on line!

Find details of the activities of MELA so far in 2017 including the following information: Progress on priorities for 2017 including Lighting Application Guide, Market Surveillance, Saudi Developments in Regulating Commercial/Professional Lighting, updated lighting policy forecast for GCC + Jordan and Egypt and MELA at Middle East Electricity. This and previous versions of the MELA newsletter can be downloaded…

MELA holds Market Surveillance Workshop courtesy of Dubai Central Laboratory – Apr 2017

MELA members were recently invited by Abdulrahman Al Ali (Renewable Energy & Electromechanical Laboratories Section Head) to a market surveillance workshop held at Dubai Central Laboratory in April 2017. The meeting was attended by resentatives from seven MELA member companies and eight market inspectors/engineers who are responsible for surveying the Dubai market for non compliant…