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About arose out of a meeting in October 2009, when representatives from Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, USA and Vietnam met to discuss the potential benefits of regional co-operation on the development of lighting standards.


The forum resulted in participants proposing a ten-point plan for:


  • Improving knowledge of standards in force and under development across the region;
  • Increasing participation of regional economies in the IEC standards development process to ensure resulting test methods and performance standards are appropriate to the region;
  • The development of national and regional capacity for compliance in standards and labelling processes.


Between November 2009 and June 2017, served as a forum on energy efficient lighting standards and policies for policymakers and other stakeholders involved in standards development and implementation in the Asia-Pacific region.  This has included eleven regional meetings, 21 newsletters, support for regional attendance at IEC standards meetings, webinars, reports and other resources hosted on the website. Membership of the network grew to over 700 participants from 30 countries, with delegates actively participating in IEC meetings, sharing knowledge on local standards and labelling electronically and in regional meetings, plus a number of other cooperative actions.


Sadly, at the end of June 2017,’s activities came to an end.  However, the website continues for the time being as a static site (without updates) so that the information it contains remains available to interested parties.


If you have any questions about historical activities or plans for the future, please contact: