Requirements on efficiency for Professional Lighting
In the past years the lighting market has been molded through numerous European regulations relating to the eco-design of energy-related products (ErP). Extensive changes such as the step-for-step phase-out of the incandescent light bulb (EG 244/2009 and EG 859/2009) as well as new requirements for fluorescent and high intensity discharge lamps (EG 245/2009 and EU 347/2010) have had an effect on the product portfolio of manufacturers and ultimately on the choice of the customer and end-consumer.
From 1st September 2013, for the first time ever, minimum efficiency requirements for directional lamps (having at least 80 % of its total light output in a cone of 120°) and LED lamps (included LED modules) will come into effect (EG 1194/2012). Furthermore the energy labeling for electrical lamps will be newly regulated and broadened in scope and will be newly introduced for luminaires from the 1st March 2014 (EG 874/2012).
What does this mean for you?
The new regulations apply in practice to two areas: The energy efficiency and quality of the products themselves as well as the labeling requirements of their packaging. For all lamps that means a minimum requirement on their performance – which OSRAM is using as cause to rework and expand the range to appropriately offer 100 % ErP compliant replacement products (energy-related products see below) across differing technologies. The following summary diagram provides an overview of the products concerned and their respective alternatives, broken down into products for the end-consumer and professional users.
International environment and climate protection goals
Within the framework of Kyoto 1997 climate protection objectives, the EU defined a series of measures for the
economical and sustainable use of resources. Here you will find important information on the EU Directive
2009/125/EC, relating to the eco-design of energy-related products (ErP).