This model regulation guideline is a supplement to the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP’s) United for Efficiency (U4E) Lighting Policy Guide “Accelerating the Global Adoption of Energy-Efficient Lighting” and is a revision of the first model regulation guideline published in May 2018. It is intended for use by regulatory authorities in developing and emerging economies that are considering a legislative framework to promote energy-efficient lamps, or those that have a legislative framework but have not yet developed regulations for energy-efficient lamps.
The model regulation guideline includes means to regulate a transition for general service lamps for general illumination applications to more energy-efficient lamps. The model regulation guideline covers conventional consumer light bulbs (the non-technical term for lamps), both non-directional and directional/spot light bulbs. It includes all the key elements that are needed: definitions, scope, performance requirements, information requirements, applicable test methods and compliance criteria.