24 Dec 2018
Mexico Considering New Standards for LED Luminaires for Public Lighting
Mexico is seeking public input by 15 February 2019 on a proposal to update standard NOM-031-ENER-2012 setting forth minimum energy efficiency standards and test methods for luminaires with LED lighting components for use in roads and public outdoor areas.
Among other things, the proposal would tighten the current minimum energy efficiency requirements for road lighting luminaires from 70 lumens per watt to 95 or 105 lumens per watt and the current minimum energy efficiency requirements for outdoor public areas from 52 lumens per watt to 75 lumens per watt in the case of wall luminaries, as well as from 70 lumens per watt to 90 lumens per watt in the case of pole tip luminaries. Moreover, luminaires for tunnel and overpasses would have to meet a minimum energy efficiency standard of 100 lumens per watt.
These requirements would enter into force 90 days from the date of issuance of a final regulation in Mexico’s official journal.