Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Lamps & motors mandatory for SEEP

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Energy Efficiency Requirements for Lighting Products and Lamps
May 8, 2016

While air conditioners, refrigerators and washing machines are already mandatory for Energy Efficiency Certification, two more product categories have now been added:


Since July 1, 2015, the first implementation stage of Saudi standard Number SASO IEC 60034-30 for “Rotating electrical machines – Part 30: Efficiency classes of single-speed, three-phase, cage-induction motors (IE – code)” has been mandatory for Energy Efficiency Certification. With a Test Report*) according to SASO IEC 60034-30 and not older than 6 months, the VDE Institute can obtain the Energy Efficiency Certificate on your behalf.

Lighting Products

With effective date May 1, 2016, testing of lighting products covered by SASO 2870:2015 (Energy efficiency, functionality and labeling requirements for lighting products – part 1) will be mandatory. For the Energy Efficiency of such products a SASO certificate shall be obtained.
The Saudi standard covers indirect and direct general light sources having a luminous flux above 60 lumens and below 12,000 lumens according to the following stages:

First stage: lamps with a power equal to 60 Watt or above
Second stage: all lamps below, equal and above 60 Watt

Regulated lamps shall have one of the following technologies:

– LED lamps (Incandescent retrofit types)
– LED lamps (Halogen retrofit types)
– Compact fluorescent lamps with integrated ballast (CFLi)
– Incandescent lamps
– Halogen lamps

Lamps, which are not intended for general lighting purposes, are excluded.

For products covered by the regulation every import to Saudi Arabia shall be accompanied by an energy efficiency certificate.

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