By: Ariel Amandi - Argentina Regulatory Program Expert
The Argentine Ministry of Energy issued Disposition No. 4/2018, which defines the new minimum energy efficiency (EE) level for lamps to be required starting July 1, 2019.
This EE level corresponds to Class A as defined in standards:
- IRAM 62404-1:2014, for halogen lamps
- IRAM 62404-2:2015, for self-ballasted fluorescent lamps, single or double cap.
Starting July 1,2019, less efficient lamps (those with EE Class B, C, D or E) will not be allowed in Argentina.
These products are in the scope of Disposition No. 86/07, which enforces the Energy Efficiency Certification requirements specified in Resolution No. 319/99 for general lighting lamps.
How UL can help
UL is accredited by OAA and authorized by the local government to act as a Certification Organization for the Argentina Energy Efficiency certification scheme to issue local EE Certificates for these lamps. UL can also work along with local third-party testing laboratories to conduct the evaluation of products.