The U4E model regulation guidelines provide voluntary guidance for Governments in developing and emerging economies that are considering a regulatory or legislative framework. They contain essential elements, including product scope, definitions, test methods, minimum efficiency levels and a set of minimum performance requirements, along with market surveillance measures which ensure consumers can purchase quality efficient products with confidence.
This supporting document provides context on the rationale underpinning the January 2021 update to the United for Efficiency (U4E) Model Regulation Guidelines for Energy-Efficient Lighting. It includes a brief explanation of the scope, product categories, and market and policy trends in energy-efficient lighting which have undergone a revolution in recent years with the advent of LED technologies, providing a step change in energy saving opportunity. The updated model regulation guidelines build upon, and replace, the original model regulation guidelines for general service lamps (released in May 2018).
This document also provides an introduction to new model regulation guidelines for linear lighting.