The International Year of Light (IYL 2015), officially launched in Paris on 19-20 January 2015, highlights to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures and for sustainable development.
The IEC is determined to help bring electricity and clean and efficient lighting to the 1,2 billion people who still lack access. The economic development and advancement of newly industrializing countries depends on reliable access to electricity and safe, efficient lighting.
Keeping the lights on
A great number of IEC International Standards address the needs of the lighting industry in terms of requirements, tests, safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) for lamps, lamp systems and all related accessories. IEC work in this area covers product and systems specifications, safety, performance, interoperability, impact on the environment (both during production and until disposal) and everything in between.
See October 2015 IEC e-tech full article ‘Light up, light up’ here.