On 28 December 2013, the Ministry of Energy enacted Resolution No. 60 approving minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for general-purpose non-directional lamps in order to eliminate inefficient lamps from the market. MEPS allows the marketing by manufacturers or importers of incandescent lamps that have an energy efficiency index equal to or greater than 80%.
Covered lamps include domestic and general lighting A and PS type tungsten filament incandescent lamps, with a nominal rated power of between 25W to 200W, with a transparent, frosted or white finish, and E26 or E27 caps, in accordance with the scope of IEC Standard 60064/2005.
The net result is the prohibition of incandescent lamps (>75W, >45W, >25W) that fall into the lower energy efficiency classes (grades D to G) from the market. The prohibition is being introduced in three stages. It will start with a ban on low efficiency incandescent lamps (>75W) as of 28 December 2014. The resolution also requires a review of other lighting technologies not covered by this resolution to take place on 28 December 2016 to assess whether MEPS are required.