Brazil Publishes Technical and Conformity Assessment Requirements for Street Lighting
On February 15, 2017, the Brazilian National Institute of Metrology, Standardisation and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) approved Portaria № 20 establishing the technical and conformity criteria for street lighting using discharge lamps and the LED technology.
The mandatory certification for these products is officially required since August 17, 2019. From August 17, 2020, only compliant lamps for public street lighting may be distributed and sold on the national market.
Technical safety requirements include marking and instructions, internal and external wiring, the degree of protection against dust and humidity, and electrical characteristics (dielectric strength, insulation resistance and EMC).
Technical performance requirement includes criteria such as photometric measurements, light distribution control, energy efficiency, durability testing, testing thermal levels, and ultraviolet (UV) resistance.
Regulation describes the requirement for conformity assessment of the street lights through certification. It sets out the stages for conformity assessment, the models for certification, and testing requirements.
Regulation provides a sample label of the energy efficiency conformity identification seal which is required to show compliance with the requirements and sets out the energy efficiency grades for street lighting using discharge lamps and the LED technology.
The official document is available here.
The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.
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