Electric Lamps

Energy Efficiency Criteria for Material and Electrical Equipment to Qualify for the Minimum Energy Performance Standards Star Rating

To further promote the efficient use of energy in the country, the Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) has been introduced by the government for efficient electrical equipment and material. To meet the requirements of the MEPS, the performance criteria when tested using the relevant testing standards has to be met. The testing standards and performance criteria have been set for the following equipment.

Performance Indicator and Testing Standard

Efficacy based on daily energy consumption obtained from tests in accordance with;

  • MS IEC 60969 (Self-ballasted lamps for general lighting services – Performance requirements) for fluorescent lamps
  • LM 79-08 (IESNA Approved Method for the electrical photometric measurement of solid state lighting products) for LED lights
  • MS IEC 62612 (P) (Self-ballasted LED-lamps for general lighting services – performance requirement)
  • Efficacy is determined as follows:-


The Efficacy values for various types of lighting are shown below;

a) Tubular Fluorescent
b) Other Lighting Type

Criteria for MEPS

Appliances should have at least a 2 STAR rating.
Performance testing is to be done by SIRIM or any laboratory recognised by Standard Malaysia.