Mexican Standard NOM-030-ENER-2016 of Light Efficiency Requirements was published on 17 January 2017 specifying the requirements and test methods of energy lamps integrated LED for general lighting. This Standard repeals the existing Standard NOM-030-ENER-2012 on light efficiency requirements for light emitting diode (LED) lamps.
The Standard applies to all LED lamps integrated omnidirectional and directional, which are used for general lighting in power supply voltages of 100 V to 277 V AC and 50 Hz or 60 Hz frequency, which is manufactured or imported for marketing within the national territory. The exemption of lights from the scope of the standard include integrated LED lamps incorporated in the body of the same control accessories such as photocells, motion detectors, radio controls, or light attenuators; LED luminaires and LED modules; LED lamps with operating voltage equal to or less than 24 V in direct current; LED tube lamps, colour lamps, lamps with change of colour and/or temperature change.
Specifications for products covered relate to correlated colour temperature, minimal light efficiency, variation of nominal total luminous flux, minimal total luminous flux maintained, colour performance index, resistance testing for thermal shock and switching and electromagnetic compatibility. The Standard specified the appropriate test methods, sampling, the acceptance criteria of the test methods and both product and packaging marking requirements.
The Standard will come into force on 17 April 2017. LED lamps certified by a duly accredited and approved certification body in compliance with NOM-030-ENER-2012 before the enforce date of this Standard can still be put on the market until the product inventory is cleared.