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 raising its level of quality.
MELA members have offered support to SASO since 2014 during drafting and implementation phases, formulating several regulations pertaining to the lighting sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These efforts have culminated in three lighting regulations that cover 99% of lighting applications.
Gerald Strickland, Director MELA commented ‘We look forward to these regular opportunities with SASO and SEEC to discuss issues pertaining to the sector, and offer support and advice on how best to formulate lighting regulations. We have had many implementation related challenges, but with dialogue and a better understanding of the increasingly technical nature of lighting as a product and service, we have moved steadily forward.’