Expand the use and increase the stringency of MEPS
Governments should take advantage of the growing LED market (and lower LED costs) to raise minimum performance and quality requirements for lighting products.
In addition to updating standards, further effort is needed to expand lighting policy coverage to markets that are still unregulated, as almost one quarter of global energy use for lighting in the residential sector is not yet covered by MEPS. Phasing out incandescent, halogen and compact fluorescent lamps and setting efficacy and quality (e.g., flicker and lifetime) requirements for LED lamps is critical for general lighting applications in both developed and developing countries. Countries may consider using model lighting regulations developed by U4E.