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IV Seminar on Energy Efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) to promote the transition. Figure 1.14. Energy efficiency and Conservation. Standards.
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Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) to promote the transition
Energy-efficiency standards are procedures and regulations that prescribe the energy performance of manufactured products, sometimes prohibiting the sale of products that are less efficient than a minimum level.
Two possible meanings:
1) well-defined protocols (or laboratory test procedures) by which to obtain a sufficiently accurate estimate of the energy performance of a product in the way it is typically used, or at least a relative ranking of its energy performance compared to that of other models; and
2) target limits on energy performance (usually maximum use or minimum efficiency) based on a specified test protocol
decision on product coverage will be largely dependent on the mix of lamps in the market and the objectives of the phase‐out scheme
include consideration of what loopholes might be possible and how to avoid or mitigate them. (Eg . Base type , geometry etc.)
exemptions or less stringent requirements are only applied to products that can be truly warranted: i.e. “special purpose lamps” that have very unique performance needs ( eg. Marine lights, traffic signals, navigation lights, incest lights etc)
Set a wattage limitation for niche or special purpose products to minimise their sales growth into other areas
Allow an initial exemption or modification of the requirements but to set maximum market penetration level.
Develop a specific category for special purpose lamps which are required to clearly and prominently state their intended purpose on product packaging and all forms of product information, along with a statement that they are not suitable for general lighting purposes.
Set a schedule for phasing‐out exemptions over time
Note : International, regional and national requirements exist on specific product information to be shown on the product (packaging) or in leaflets or websites.
Countries develop phase out policies/plans in such a manner that the minimum luminous efficacy of all the lighting products follow the curve in red colour however the other parameters with regards to the product quality would be as in tables (shown in previous slides).
A review three years after the implementation of the phase-out, monitoring the trends of the halogen market and analyzing the development of LED alternatives
Omni‐directional Lamp Efficiency ≥ Ф / (0.836√Φ+0.04655Φ ) (lm/W)
Omni‐directional Lamp Efficiency ≥ Ф / (0.2112 x √Ф + 0.01176 xФ)) (lm/W)