UL hosts lighting safety and efficiency workshop in Egypt
UL explained the importance of being up to date with current requirements, which cover specific issues such as energy efficiency, safety and installation
The global independent safety science company UL participated in a lighting safety, testing and regulations workshop recently held in Cairo.
Egypt is embarking on an energy-efficient transition pathway, which targets more sustainable, efficient and cost-effective methods for using energy. The government’s plans include replacing the lights in all government buildings, public spaces and street lights. The Ministry of Electricity is also looking into adopting lighting rotation systems for major roads and squares, increasing lighting capacity in existing street lights and removing any unnecessary lighting.
Witnessing the rising importance of energy efficiency and management, UL conducted the half-day event titled ‘Safety and Energy Efficiency Regulations for LED Lighting, from International to Egypt Requirements’ at the Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo hotel.
Held on 29 October, the workshop which gathered more than 60 experts was attended by officials from the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, New Cairo Authority and Electric Power Systems Eng. Co (EPS) as well as leading consultants, technical regulation specifiers and manufacturers including Shaker Consultancy Group, Engineering Consultants Group SA and DAR Al Handasah.
UL experts met with officials and company representatives to discuss at length the latest generation of global lighting regulations and how these apply to the Egyptian market and lighting manufacturers based around the country. UL explained the importance of being up to date with current requirements, which cover specific issues such as energy efficiency, safety and installation.
The company’s experts also outlined recent changes to the rules and regulations surrounding the use of new technologies, including LED lighting, and best practices employed by companies around the world.
The workshop was well-attended by local manufacturers who develop products for the domestic market and for export across the region and globally. Delegates were given a clear and detailed breakdown of the necessity to comply with international and industry norms and the benefits this can bring to businesses.
In a series of detailed presentations, UL briefed the participants about international lighting regulations for outdoor and indoor lights and highlighted the need for proper and rigorous certification of all goods and equipment to ensure effectiveness.
UL’s Lighting Performance and Energy Efficiency Testing service provides the lighting industry with objective and independent confirmation of a product’s performance. Extensive tests are carried out, including simulating the anticipated everyday product usage in controlled laboratory settings.
The workshop gathered more than 60 experts.