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Saudi Arabia - Market Access; New Requirements for Lighting Products (SASO IECEE and SASO EE)


March 21, 2019

By Federico Picco - Saudi Regulatory Program Expert

Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) announced that, starting February 1, 2019, Lighting products will need to be certified and labelled according to newest SASO Energy Efficiency standards, as well as certified by SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate to receive a valid SASO Certificate of Conformity.

Lighting products which require a SASO Energy Efficiency certificate and label are:

Standard SASO 2870/2018:

Incandescent lamps
Halogen lamps
Compact flourescent lamps with integrated ballast (CFLi)
Light-emitting diode (LED) lamps (Incandescent retrofit types)
Light-emitting diode (LED) lamps (Halogen retrofit types)

Standard SASO 2902/2018:

Incandescent lamps with a luminous flux above or equal 12,000 lumens
Halogen lamps with a luminous flux above or equal 12.000 lumens
Compact fluorescent lamps with integrated ballast (CLFi) with a luminous flux above or equal 12,000 Lumens
Compact fluorescent lamps without integrated ballast (CFLni)
Fluorescent Lamps (all types)

High Intensity Discharge Lamps, such as:

  • Mercury Vapor Lamps
  • High/Low Pressure Sodium Lamps
  • Quartz Metal Halide Lamps
  • Ceramic Metal Halide Lamps
LED Lamps (including 'retrofit LED lamps' with a luminous flux above or equal 12,000 Lumens)
Directional integrated luminaires (provided with non-replaceable lamps)
Non-directional integrated luminaires (provided with non-replaceable lamps)

Lighting products which require SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate are:

  • Control gear and ballasts
  • Lamp holders
  • Lamps and lightings
  • Luminaires

How UL can help

UL provides technical expertise, a worldwide network of CB testing laboratories and qualified
staff that can support in delivering technical assessments and reports to cover the applicable international standards, national differences and regulatory requirements.

UL’s NCBs in all regions can supply CB Test Certificates in a reliable and effective way.

UL’s laboratories are fully equipped and accredited to carry out tests and issue valid test reports according to SASO and International Electrical Safety Standards, and the latest Saudi Energy Efficiency Standards.

UL also has Arabic speaking staff who are experts in SASO’s processes, on-line systems and requirements.

UL can support in the obtainment of SASO EE labels and SASO IECEE recognition Certificates.