Inefficient incandescent light bulbs will have to be replaced after new regulations pass saving billion dirhams annually. Click here to read more –

United Arab Emirates A sales ban on inefficient incandescent lamps that came into effect on 1 July 2014 has now formally entered into force as of the 1st January 2015. The regulation which is an initiative of the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) is expected to save the country $182 million (€135 million) a year on energy bills and the equivalent of 165,000 cars in carbon emissions. Other light sources and control gear for fluorescent lamps have been included in the regulation. MELA has recently been invited to discuss policy initiatives aimed at regulating commercial lighting later this year. Developments in this regard will be covered in our next newsletter.



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