You probably already know that LED lights are more energy-efficient than incandescent bulbs, but did you know that even the United Nations is pushing for more advancement with LED lights?
According to LightED Magazine, “[The] UN Environment’s ‘United for Efficiency’ initiative announced Model Regulation Guidelines for conventional consumer light bulbs for developing and emerging economies.”
These Guidelines were developed by public and private stakeholders to speed up commercial lighting suppliers‘ transition towards more energy-efficient lighting and appliances around the world.
Mark Radka, the Chief of the Energy and Climate Branch of UN Environment says, “About 15 per cent of global electricity is used for lighting, and when economies grow, the demand for lighting goes up. If developing and emerging economies could switch to efficient LED lighting overnight, they would save $18 billion on electricity bills.”
The Model Regulation Guidelines include:
- Product scope, definitions, test methods, minimum efficiency levels
- A set of performance requirements along with market surveillance
- Simplifying the deployment, adoption, and enforcement of standard regulation on lighting efficiency
These Guidelines will soon be distributed in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. According to LightED Magazine, “countries implementing the regulation will also reduce trade barriers and provide opportunities for sharing resources, such as testing facilities.”
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