Status: Final regulation
1. Product study completed
A study for each product group examines market data, technological status and other relevant issues. When the study is completed, the Commission formulates a proposal (working document) taking the findings and recommendations of the study into account.
2. Consultation Forum and first proposal
The proposal (working document) from the Commission is communicated to experts, stakeholders and Member States. These parties meet in the Eco-design Consultation Forum to discuss the proposal.
Based on the Consultation Forum and the impact assessments, the Commission formulates a draft regulation.
3. Draft Regulation
When the Commission has formulated a draft regulation, it is sent to Inter-service Consultation (which means internal consultation of the different services of the Commission.). Before it is submitted to the Eco-design Regulatory Committee it is also notified to the WTO.
4. Approved by Regulatory Committee
The draft regulation is then submitted to the Regulatory Committee, which is composed by one representative from each EU Member State.
After the proposed regulation is adopted by a majority of the Regulatory Committee, it is sent to the European Parliament and Council for scrutiny.
5. Final Regulation
The regulation is formally adopted by the Commission and published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) before it enters into force.
The most likely legal form of the implementation is “regulation”, which means that it takes direct legal effect in all Member States.
1194/2012 and 874/2012: Directional lighting: luminaires, reflector lamps and LEDs
Last updated: 05 November 2014
Ecodesign and energy labelling requirements for directional lamps, light emitting diode lamps and halogen lighting converters entered into force 2013. The latest draft regulation and a Commission services report (May 2014) focused on lighting products (Lots 8/9/19) call for a single comprehensive approach to lighting products to ensure coherence across regulations.
The Commission services suggested and the Consultation Forum supported a revision of the existing lighting Regulations 244/2009, 245/2009, 874/2012, 1194/2012 in a single ecodesgin regulation and one single labelling regulation. As too many uncertainties exist for immediate revision, revisions would be proposed and presented to the Ecodesign Consultation Forum in 2015/2016. The preparatory review study should be finalized by the second semester of 2015.
The latest draft regulation would also update and clarify the definition of special purpose lamps for the purposes of Regulation 244/2009 and No 1194/2012, to reduce the use of these lamps in general lighting applications and facilitate the most energy efficient lighting solution for a given application.
Ecodesign regulation 1194/2012
The adopted regulation covers the following products:
- directional lamps
- light-emitting diode (LED) lamps
- equipment designed for installation between the mains and the lamps (including lamp control gear, control devices and luminaires)
This also includes lighting products that are integrated in other products.
The requirements are introduced in three stages:
- 1 September 2013
- 1 September 2014
- 1 September 2015
Labelling regulation 874/2012
A labelling regulation for electrical lamps and luminaires applies from 1 September 2013. The scope of the regulation includes:
- filament lamps
- flourescent lamps
- high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps
- LED lamps and LED modules
For ecodesign requirements on incandescent lamps, halogen lamps and compact fluorescent lamps see Lot 19 part 1.
Note on lighting systems
Lighting systems (Lot 37) are on the conditional list and intended to be considered as part of a lighting strategy (including large scale installations and luminaries). The exploratory study concludes that regulating lighting systems would have significant savings potential (up to 90%). However, this would require solutions to several obstacles. A limited preparatory study will run till the end of 2016 and, after that, a decision will be made regarding whether there is enough savings potential for a full study.
The lighting industry (LightingEurope) published an updated lighting guide in August 2013. The guide is intended to bring guidance in seizing the opportunities of the rapid development in the field of LED lighting. A technical update on lighting products specifies the regulations for different lighting products and aspects.
Evaluating the potential of halogen technologies. European ecodesign and labelling requirements for directional lamps, (7 March 2011)
Five reports on technology prospects for directional lamps (published by eceee, Defra and Swedish Energy Agency Summer 2010)
|5 May 14||Consultation Forum horizontal matters||
|8 Aug 13||Updated lighting guidance|
|23 May 13||Lighting guide published|
|3 Jan 13||Final regulation in force||
Final regulation (pdf)
|13 Jul 12||Regulation adopted by Regulatory Committee|
|Feb 2012||Notification to the WTO|
|Jan 2012||Interservice Consultatoin (ISC)||
Industry & Trade:
|Dec 2011||Public consultation on LED||
Green paper (pdf)
IEA Solid State Lighting web site
|1 Nov 11||Draft IEA Solid State Lighting Annexes|
|15 Oct 11||
CLASP supplemental report (pdf)
|10 Oct 11||Public consultation on the pre-consultation opinion on health effects of artificial light||
The consultation is organised by Directorate-General for Health and Consumers (SANCO).
Comments after meeting 23 Sept
NGO & Consumers:
|23 Sep 11||
Response to questions:
Eurelectric response to ELC: power factor (pdf)
Ton - EEDAL on power factor (pdf)
|5 Jul 11||Consultation Forum||Draft minutes (doc)
Draft Agenda ( pdf)
Explanatory note ( pdf)
WD ecodesign ( pdf)
WD energy labelling ( pdf)
Calculation energy classes ( xls)
Presentation ( pdf)
Final report lot 19 ( pdf)
Project report lot 19 ( pdf)
Danish Energy Authority ( pdf)
Kupferinstitut ( pdf)
PLDA task 1-3 ( pdf), task 4-5 ( pdf)
Private comment ( pdf)
MTP ( pdf)
UK task 1-4 ( pdf)
The Lighting Association ( pdf)
TopTen ( pdf)
Power factor (SE) ( doc)
EEDAL presentation ( ppt)
EEDAL paper ( pdf)
Comments before the meeting:
BE ( doc)
DE ( doc), annex ( doc)
DK ( pdf)
FI ( doc)
IT ( doc)
NL (ecodesign, doc). (labelling, doc)
PT ( doc), second comment ( doc)
SE ( pdf)
US DOE ( doc)
NGO & Consumers:
Clasp & eceee ( pdf)
Env NGO ( pdf)
ANEC BEUC ( pdf)
Trade & Industry:
Megaman ( doc)
PLDA ( pdf)
ELC CELMA 1 ( pdf), 2 ( pdf), 3 ( doc), 4 ( doc)
Comments after the meeting:
UK ( doc)
BE (labelling, doc)
AT ( pdf)
DE (final, doc)
NGO & Consumers:
BEUC (revised, doc)
INFORSE ( pdf)
Trade & Industry:
Eurocommerce ( doc)
CEN CENELEC ( pdf)
|Jun 2011||Comments and responses on eceee report on halogen technologies (published 7 March 2011) are listed to the right.||Comments on the report:
ELC ( doc)
ELC comments annexes I-II ( xls)
Burgin comments ( pdf)
ECOS (US report authors) response to comments ( pdf)
|Sep 2010||Consultation Forum||
WD on optical requirements for luminaires (pdf)
|Nov 2009||Final report available||final project study report
|26 May 09||Stakeholder meeting on the draft final study report|
Luminaires, reflector lamps and LEDs