The European Commission published today the results of the public consultation on the future of LED-based lighting in Europe, which was held from 15 December 2011 to 29 February 2012. The three main concerns raised by respondents include the risk of buying products of unproven or insufficient quality, the lack of information for consumers and professional end users, and high initial purchase costs.

The consultation was based on the Green Paper "Lighting the Future", in which the Commission proposed measures to speed up the deployment of innovative and eco-friendly LED lighting in the European Union and to foster the position of the European lighting industry. 125 interested parties submitted their views on existing challenges for a wider market uptake of LED-based lighting solutions and how to overcome them.

Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes, responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe, thanks all respondents for their contributions, which will be taken into account to further develop a European strategy in this field.

The results of the consultation are available here.