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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.

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.

      Lighting guide

      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.

      Report:
      Evaluating the potential of halogen technologies. European ecodesign and labelling requirements for directional lamps, (7 March 2011)

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      Five reports on technology prospects for directional lamps (published by eceee, Defra and Swedish Energy Agency Summer 2010)

      Date Process Key documents
      5 May 14 Consultation Forum horizontal matters

      WD (doc)

      8 Aug 13 Updated lighting guidance

      Lighting guide version 2 (pdf)
      Questions and answers version 2 (pdf)

      23 May 13 Lighting guide published

      Lighting guide (pdf)
      Annex to M495 technical update (xls)
      FAQ:s (pdf)

      3 Jan 13 Final regulation in force

      Final regulation (pdf)

      13 Jul 12 Regulation adopted by Regulatory Committee
      Feb 2012 Notification to the WTO

      Draft regulation ecodesign (pdf)
      Adopted labelling regulation (pdf)

      Jan 2012 Interservice Consultatoin (ISC)

      Working document ecodesign (pdf)
      Working document labelling (pdf)
      Explanatory note (pdf)

      Comments:

      Member States:
      NL and SE (doc)
      SE (docx)
      DE (pdf)
      DK (doc)
      FR (doc)

      Industry & Trade:
      ELC comments to DEA proposal (pdf)

       

      Final minutes from 23 Sept 2011 (pdf)
      Final minutes from CF 5 July 2011 (pdf)

       

       

      Dec 2011 Public consultation on LED

      Green paper (pdf)

      Nov 2011

      IEA Solid State Lighting web site
      IEA Annex: Performance Tiers definitions (pdf)
      IEA Annex : Directional (pdf)
      IEA  Annex: Downlight fixtures (pdf)
      IEA Annex: LED Flourescent replacement (pdf)
      IEA Annex: Omnidirectional (pdf)
      IEA cover letter (pdf)

      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).

       

      Oct 2011

      Comments after meeting 23 Sept

      Member States:
      AT (pdf)
      DK (docx)
      HU (doc)
      NL (LED) (docx)
      DE (pdf)

      Trade & Industry:
      ELC (doc)
      ELC response to CLASP (pdf)
      CELMA (pdf)
      CELMA standardisation LED (pdf)
      Megaman (doc)
      Cecapi (docx)

      NGO & Consumers:
      CLASP (pdf)

       

       

      23 Sep 11

      Questions to subgroup (pdf)
      Questions to subgroup, updated version (pdf)
      Questions, addendum (doc)
      Questions, final (pdf)

       

      Response to questions:

      Member States:
      UK (pdf)
      LV (pdf)
      NL (pdf), Annex II (pdf)
      SE (doc)
      DK (Power factor, analysis; doc)
      DK (Power factor, comments; doc)
      DK (Verification LED; doc)
      DE (mercury; comments doc, Annex I doc, Annex II doc)
      AT (doc)

      NGO & Consumers:
      TopTen (letter, pdf)
      TopTen (pdf)
      ANEC BEUC (pdf)
      CLASP - eceee (pdf)

      Research report CLASP, Scholand, Borg (pdf)

      Industry & Trade:
      CELMA (pdf)
      CELMA (response addendum, pdf)
      Megaman (response; doc)
      Megaman (comments; doc)

      ELC (doc), addendum (doc), efficacy table (xls), power factor (doc)

      Eurelectric response to ELC: power factor (pdf)

      Ton - EEDAL on power factor (pdf)


      LG Electronics (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)

      Background documents:
      Final report lot 19 ( pdf)
      Project report lot 19 ( pdf)

      Comments:
      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:


      Member States:
      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:
      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:

      Member States:
      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)

      Comments:

      Member States:
      NL (pdf)
      ES ( rtf)
      SE ( doc)
      AT ( pdf)
      IT ( rtf)
      DE ( pdf)
      FI ( rtf)
      PL ( rtf)
      BE ( doc)
      BE annex ( pdf)
      DK ( docx)
      NO ( rtf)
      MT ( rtf)
      UK ( doc
      IE (rtf)

      Industry & Trade:
      CELMA ( pdf)
      EUEW ( pdf)
      BEAMA ( rtf)
      NSVV ( rtf)
      CECAPI ( doc)
      EuroACE ( pdf)
      SLL ( pdf)
      PLDA ( pdf)
      AIE ( pdf)

      NGO & Consumers:
      eceee and ECOS response ( pdf)
      BEUC ANEC ( rtf)

      Nov 2009 Final report available final project study report
      ( pdf)
      26 May 09 Stakeholder meeting on the draft final study report
      Study on

      Luminaires, reflector lamps and LEDs

      www.eup4light.net

      Products & status