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IMPROVEMENTOF QA OR QC SYSTEM FOR EE LED PANEL LIGHTING MARKET

Feb 23, 2016

COMPONENT 2: IMPROVEMENTOF QA/QC SYSTEM FOR EE LED PANEL LIGHTING MARKET

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2.1. CHALLENGES 
Owing to some gaps in the regulatory system, so-called “grey” (poor-quality) LED Panel Lighting products have free access to the Ukrainian market. Presence of such poor qualityand improperly label LED Panel Lighting products considerably impedes further development of the energy-efficient LED Panel Lighting market and creates a negative image forthe whole sector. 
To address these issues, the following tasks were defined to be resolved bythe Project’sComponent 2: 
Improvement of environmental, energy-efficiency norms and regulations as well as quality assurance and quality control system covering the LED Panel Lighting products.
Improvement of the Ukraine’s institutional capabilities for auditing and assessing the quality of imported EE LED Panel Lighting products.
Provide support for development and modernization of national LED Panel Lighting industry; render support to local manufacturers of EE LED Panel Lighting products
Shape, in close cooperation with domestic manufacturers, suppliers, recycling companies and local municipalities, a system  for CFL collection, recycling and/or disposal
In order to clarify current situation in Ukraine and resolve the existing issues, in close cooperation with National Standards Authority and testing local laboratories, a comprehensive research of the LED Panel Light sources currently available on Ukrainian market has been conducted.Based on results of this study: new standards will be developed; recommendations on improvement of current legislation will be given; state laboratories will be assessed and thereupontheir technical capacities will be clearly specified.
However due to technical complexitiesof this study and considering the fact that the market is not currently ready therefor, this study has been postponed for 2013.  
However, based on request of relevant ministries, the similar study of LED Panel Light sources intended for street LED Panel Lighting, applied technologies and quality thereof has been commenced this year and will be completed in the first quarter of 2013.Based on this study it will be possible to providerecommendations on optimal application of technologies and LED Panel Light sources for the LED Panel Lighting.  

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1.2.2.3. ESTABLISHING HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 


One of the majorimpedimentsto the Project progress is the fact that there is no system providing forcollection and safe disposal of used mercury containing in CFL bulbs thrown away by customers. 
Therefore it is imperative todevelop a propersystem that canbe applicable to Ukraine. In 2012 the Project team took the following steps to address this issue: 
 
Assessment of Ukrainian market in relation to entities engaged inrecycling/disposal of wastes containing mercury. 
Dedicated research on currently available CFLs disposal technologies has been conducted
Affordable compact and mobile equipment intended for CFL collection have been purchased for testing and demonstration purposes within the framework of relevantpilot projects.
Above listedactivities fall under the legislative initiatives developed within the framework of the Component 1.