U4E’s Model Regulation Guidelines for Energy Efficiency and Functional Performance Requirements for General Service Lamps provide guidance to assist Governments in developing and emerging economies that are considering a voluntary, regulatory or legislative framework for use with incentive programmes, public procurements, minimum energy performance standards, energy labels and other such market transformation interventions.
The Guidelines contain all essential elements, including product scope, definitions, test methods, minimum efficiency levels, and a set of minimum performance requirements along with market surveillance to ensure consumers’ satisfaction with LED bulbs.
If developing and emerging economies could switch to efficient LED lighting overnight for conventional consumer light bulbs, they would save $18 billion on electricity bills and prevent 160 million tonnes of CO2 from going into the atmosphere each year. Countries implementing the regulation will also reduce trade barriers and provide opportunities for sharing resources, such as testing facilities.
The Guidelines were developed together by public and private stakeholders, all sharing the common objective to accelerate the transition towards developing and emerging economies.
Please also see the complementary United for Efficiency Lighting Policy Guide for more information on other aspects of the recommended Integrated Policy Approach.