New Technical Regulation and Requirements for LED Lighting Products

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Vietnam has released Circular No.08/2019/TT-BKHCN which implements the Safety and EMC requirements for LED lighting products.

This is effective as of December 31st, 2019. The issued National technical regulation on LED lighting products together with this Circular is QCVN 19:2019/BKHCN.

The roadmap for applying QCVN 19:2019/BKHCN shall be as below:

  • From June 01, 2020, domestic manufactured and imported LED lighting products specified in the Appendix issued together with QCVN 19:2019/BKHCN must meet the requirements on safety and limit of electromagnetic interference (EMI) specified in Section 2.1.1; 2.1.2; 2.1.3 and 2.2.1 of QCVN 12:2019/BKHCN before being circulated on the market.
  • From June 01, 2021, domestic manufactured and imported LED lighting products must meet all requirements specified in Section 2 of QCVN 19:2019/BKHCN including safety and EMI/EMS before being circulating on the market.
  • Individuals and organizations are encouraged to apply for QCVN 19:2019/BKHCN for LED lights voluntarily from December 31, 2019.

The list of LED lighting products that must meet the requirements of QCVN 19:2019/BKHCN includes LED lamps, LED tubes, LED downlights and LED luminaires, etc.

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