About this consultation
General audience: consumers, users of electrical products, economic operators, public authorities.
Why we are consulting
The purpose of the evaluation exercise is to assess if the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU is fit for purpose in terms of effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence and EU added value. The LVD is applicable, subject to specific exemptions, to electrical equipment with a rated voltage between 50 V and 1,000 V (alternating current) or between 75 V and 1,500 V (direct current) that is placed in the European market, such as electric ovens, washing and drying machines, toasters, televisions, printers, lamps, etc. (the list is not exhaustive). On the basis of the conclusions on the performance of the Directive, the Commission will assess which next steps may be necessary to improve the performance of the Directive.
With that purpose, the public consultation is intended to collect general information from the public (consumers, sellers and other economic operators, public authorities, etc.) if and where issues arise with the LVD and what improvements could be envisaged. As such, the public consultation is a tool to identify potential difficulties in the implementation that may require regulatory or/and non-regulatory corrective measures.