New requirements for electric lamps are being introduced in Russia

From the beginning of 2020, the second stage of implementation of new requirements for lighting devices and electric lamps begins.
The requirements apply only to public and industrial premises. Citizens can continue to use the lighting devices and lamps they like for their personal purposes.
According to the new standards, since the beginning of the year, the use of sodium and metal halide lamps is prohibited. In this case, the level of active power loss of luminaires with fluorescent or induction lamps should not exceed 8 percent, and their starting equipment (switches) should have the function of regulating the light flow.
The power factor requirement is being tightened. At the first stage, its minimum value should be at least 0.7, and by the beginning of 2020 it will grow to 0.75.
From July 1, 2018, all fluorescent, led, and halogen lamps should be lit for no longer than 2 seconds, and from January 1, 2020, this indicator should not exceed 1.5 seconds for lamps less than 10 W and 1 second for more powerful devices. The time to light the lamp up to 60% of the power should now be no more than 40 seconds, at the first stage this figure was limited to one minute.
The coefficient of pulsation of the light flux, an indicator to which the human eye is very sensitive, should now not exceed 5%, previously it was equal to 10%. The color rendering index will increase from 70 to 80 points.
In addition, the requirements for the light output of lamps are increased by 20 LM/W. For offices, its minimum value is now 95 LM / W, and for street lights - 110 LM / W.
The main goal of the new requirements is to reduce energy consumption for lighting and negative impact on the environment. Every year in Russia, about 109 billion kWh or about 12% of the total energy consumption is spent on lighting. Approximately half of the energy can be saved using energy-saving technologies.

Source: Rossiyskaya Gazeta