TTBS Engages Stakeholders in Crucial Talks on Lighting Standard







2024-04-18 – A significant step towards enhancing energy efficiency and consumer protection in Trinidad and Tobago’s lighting sector was undertaken as the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) convened a pivotal National Stakeholder Consultation to address the compulsory standard addressing Energy Labelling of Compact Fluorescent Lamps and Light Emitting Diode Lamps (CFLs and LEDs). The event took place on Wednesday 17th April in the TTBS Auditorium located at 1-2 Century Drive, Macoya. Stakeholders representing manufacturers, importers, distributors were invited to participate in this critical consultation.


About the Standard

TTCS 11:2021, Energy labelling – Compact fluorescent lamps and light-emitting diode lamps – Compulsory requirements, establishes requirements for energy labelling and safety for CFLs and LEDs. This compulsory standard underscores TTBS’ commitment to safeguarding public welfare and promoting sustainable energy practices in Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr José E. Trejo, Executive Director of TTBS, emphasized the importance of TTCS 11:2021 in enhancing consumer confidence and promoting environmental sustainability. “TTBS is dedicated to upholding standards that ensure the safety and quality of products in our nation,” stated Mr Trejo. “We encourage all stakeholders to actively participate in this consultation, provide valuable feedback, and collaborate with us as we continue to uphold our commitment to quality and excellence.”


Benefits of TTCS 11:2021

Safety and EfficiencyCFLs and LEDs offer significant energy savings compared to traditional incandescent bulbs, reducing electricity consumption and lowering utility bills for consumers. By enforcing TTCS 11:2021, TTBS aims to ensure that all CFLs and LEDs in the market meet stringent safety, energy performance and related labelling requirements, providing consumers with reliable and eco-friendly lighting options.

Transparency and Consumer EmpowermentThe standard includes clear labelling requirements and guidelines for demonstrating compliance, enabling consumers to make informed purchasing decisions. By providing transparent information about product energy efficiency and performance, TTCS 11:2021 empowers consumers to choose products that align with their preferences and values.


Enforcement of the Compulsory Standard

TTBS is committed to rigorous enforcement of TTCS 11:2021 to eliminate sub-standard products from the market. Imported shipments of CFLs and LEDs will undergo thorough inspection, sampling, and testing to ensure compliance with the standard’s requirements.

For further information, please contact Mr Klenworth Jones at 662-8827 or 612-0279 or email