Vietnam Vietnam sets technical standards on energy labeling for LED lighting

Vietnam sets technical standards on energy labeling for LED lighting

In Vietnam, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) enacted the “Decision No. 4889/QD-BCT on technical standard for energy labeling for LED lighting” on December 27, 2018. This decision set out details on the scope of regulated LED lighting, testing standard, MEPS, contents displayed on the product, application forms, and label design. From January 1, 2020, regulated LED lighting has been required to bear energy labels in accordance with this decision.

The original text of this decision is available for download below:


Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS)

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEPS) is specified as follows:

color temperature ≥ 4,000 color temperature < 4,000
Light bulb shaped LED lighting 70 lm/W 60 lm/W
Double-ended LED lighting 90 lm/W 80 lm/W


Description of the technical specification

The information that shall be marked on the packaging of regulated LED lights is as follows:

  1. Manufacturer
  2. Model
  3. Place of origin
  4. Output (unit: W)
  5. Voltage (unit: V)
  6. Frequency (unit: Hz)
  7. Luminous flux (unit: lm)
  8. CCT, CRI (white light emitting LED module, applicable to lamps)
  9. Color temperature (unit: K)
  10. Life expectancy: time equivalent (unit: h)
  11. Energy efficiency (unit: lm/W)
  12. Power Factor
  13. Power consumption after 1000-hours operation (unit: kWh)
  14. Warranty period (unit: years)


Design of energy label

The energy label design is as follows, and product model name and power consumption (unit: kWh) after 1000-hours operation shall be shown at the bottom of the label:

Author / Responsibility

AOKI Kenji

Senior Consultant, EnviX Ltd.
General Director, E&H Consulting Co., Ltd.

Business Performance

Expertise in EHS (environment, health and safety) consulting in ASEAN region.
- Environmental regulations updating
- Chemical regulations consulting


MSc in Earth Science, The University of Tokyo

AOKI Kenji