LEDVANCE is looking ahead and helping wholesalers to prepare for the new eco-design and energy label regulations by smoothing their path towards technical and legal compliance when specifying LEDVANCE products.
The new Single Lighting Regulation (SLR) and Energy Labelling Regulation (ELR) represent the next major step towards efficient and climate-friendly lighting with defined new regulations for the sustainability of lighting products and the labelling of their energy efficiency. In addition, the new European Product Registry for Energy Labelling (EPREL) centralises all relevant information for all light sources on the market for the first time.
Commenting on the updates, Nelo Neves, Head of Trade Sales UK and Ireland, LEDVANCE said: “LEDVANCE expressly welcomes new regulations that promote sustainable lighting design, so we are actively supporting our partners with the development of new and even more energy-efficient light sources with measures and information that will guide wholesalers through the changes. We ensure wholesalers can recommend and offer suitable and high-quality LED replacements for the phased-out products in good time and all existing LEDVANCE products have already been entered in the EPREL.”
Since taking the decision in 2009 to ban incandescent lamps, the EU and UK have been phasing out less energy-efficient light sources in several stages. 1 September 2021 will begin the phase-out of CFLi lamps with integrated control gear, certain high-voltage and low-voltage halogen lamps and T12/T2 fluorescent lamps. 1 September 2023 will launch the phase-out of T8 fluorescent lamps and halogen pins.
A crucial element of the new regulations is the redefining of the areas of application into ‘light sources’ and ‘containing products.’ The regulations now refer exclusively to light sources and separate control gears, instead of to lamps, LED modules and luminaires. ‘Light sources’ are electrically operated products that emit light, including all traditional and LE lamps for general lighting, but also fully integrated luminaires from which the light sources cannot be removed using commonly available tools without permanent damage. The new SLR and ELR regulations apply only to light sources. Conventional luminaires with replaceable or removable light sources and control gears, on the other hand, are considered as ‘containing products,’ and such luminaires do not have to carry an energy label.
For more information on the new SLR and ELR regulations, visit the LEDVANCE website and download a handy guide here.