Lighting products are subject to EU energy labelling and ecodesign requirements.
With energy efficient lighting, household electricity bills could fall by €25 per year. By substituting a halogen lamp with an LED, you could save up to €100 over the product’s lifetime of around 20 years. Energy efficient lighting could save enough energy to power 11 million households for one year and avoid the emission of 12 million tonnes of CO2 in Europe.
Emergency lighting and some LEDs designed for very specific uses and sold in very small quantities per year (less than 200) are excluded from these regulations.
Lighting products come with energy labels and information printed on the product. The rating system ranges from A++ (the most efficient) to E (the least efficient).
Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 874/2012 of 12 July 2012 supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of electrical lamps and luminaires
Ecodesign requirements are mandatory for all standard bulbs, fluorescent lamps, and spot lights sold in the EU. These regulations set energy efficiency requirements and other factors such as bulb lifetime and warm-up time.
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