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Singapore: New Energy Efficiency Labeling Requirements for Lamps & Ballasts

October 10, 2018

By: Chian Haw YONG, ASEAN Global Market Access Lead

​Singapore National Environmental Agency (NEA) announced the following new requirements:

1. Raise MEPS for non-directional incandescent lamps (25-200W)

2. In addition to Tungsten filament, Tungsten halogen, CFL with integrated ballast (CFLi in NEA) and LED, which are lamps currently regulated, starting August 1, 2019, NEA will additionally regulate CFL without ballasts (CFLni in NEA) and linear fluorescent lamps. These lamp products are to:

  • Be registered
  • Be labelled with an Energy Label
  • Meet lamp survival and lumen maintenance requirements as follows:

3. From August 1, 2019, fluorescent lamp ballasts (HS code 8504 1000) supplied or for sale in Singapore must:

  • Be registered
  • Meeting Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) class B1 (magnetic ballasts with very low issues)

*Lamp ballasts are also safety regulated products and require the Singapore Safety Mark based in IEC 61347-2-3/8

How UL can help

UL is an accredited certification body for Singapore Safety Mark in Singapore and also provide MEPS registration services to the NEA database. We provide a one-stop solution covering testing, certification and registration services for lighting products manufacturers looking for market access to Singapore.

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