MCI inspectors have carried out inspection tours on 55 lighting stores, to verify the commitment of traders and importers to the Saudi standard specifications, related to Lighting Energy Efficiency.
The inspection tours, which took place in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam, resulted in the confiscation of 126 lighting models contrary to the standard specifications of energy efficiency. Therefore, all the sub-standard products, amounting to 90,884 items, seized by MCI inspectors.
This inspection tour comes within the framework of the efforts exerted by several governmental authorities, operating as one team within the Saudi Program for Energy Efficiency, which is interested in finding a mechanism to ensure the commitment and compliance with the standard specifications of the initiatives launched by the said program. This is to rationalize and increase the efficiency of energy consumption. Notably, this program is run by various governmental authorities, including the Ministry of Commerce and Investment, the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, the Saudi Standard, Metrology and Quality Organization, the General Authority of Customs and the Saudi Center for Energy Efficiency.