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Saudi Arabia: Energy Efficiency Standard (SASO 2927) for Street Lighting

Street Lighting
March 23, 2020

By Eslam Abdelaal, Saudi Regulatory Program Expert

On Jan. 29 2019, Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) has organized a workshop in Riyadh to announce the enforcement plan of the new standard SASO 2902 (Energy efficiency functionality and labeling requirements for lighting products – Part III: Street lighting)

The enforcement date announced by SASO to comply with the requirements of SASO Standard 2927 for street lighting Part III is: June 1, 2020.

 The new standard is covering the requirement for street and road lighting applications, including:

  • Classification of street/road lighting: three type of lighting classification (M, C and P)
  • Tunnel lighting: daylight and night for tunnels

The new SASO standard 2927 for Lighting products covers three types of technology:

  1. High intensity Discharge lamps (HID)
  2. Control gear
  3. Integrated LED luminaires

The main new technical requirements added to SASO standard 2927 part III are shown in this table:

Saudi Arabia


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