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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.

 

Energy labels

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).

A consumer guide to lighting (en|fr|nl)

EU energy labelling regulation for lamps and luminaires 874/2012

PremiumLight website

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Ecodesign

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.

EU ecodesign regulation for directional lamps, LED lamps, control gear and luminaires

EU ecodesign regulation for fluorescent lamps without ballast, ballasts and luminaires  

EU ecodesign regulation for non-directional lamps

Related documents

Energy label templates 

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