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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.

Lot 8-9: Tertiary lighting

Last updated: 04 May 2010

Requirements for tertiary lighting entered into force 2009.

The Commission has in its latest proposal merged office lightning (Lot 8) and street lighting (Lot 9) into one regulation.

The legislation sets requirements for:

  • linear and compact fluorescent lamps without integrated ballast,
  • high intensity discharge lamps, and
  • ballasts and luminaires able to operate such lamps.

There are several limitations, for instance very small HID lamps now increasingly popular in the retail sector are not covered. Exemptions are specified in Annex I of the regulation.

Requirements are introduced 1, 3 and 8 years after the entry into force of the regulation.

Date Process Key documents
Apr 2010 Draft Communication on standards expected to be published in the OJ
Mar 2010 New draft communication on standards

Draft communication on standards v.1.4 (doc)
Comments and response (v2:zip)

Jan 2010

Draft regulation (pdf)

Dec 2009 Draft Commission communication on standards (doc)
Draft mandate for standard development v1.0 ( d oc)
Nov 2009

Working document 5 (track changes) (pdf)
Working document 4 (pdf)
CELMA clarifications (pdf)

15 Sep 09 Consultation Forum

Presentation of proposal (pdf)
Draft minutes (doc)
Life time discharge lamps (pdf)

Comments:
Belgium (doc)
Germany (pdf)

Working documents:
Explanatory note (pdf)
Proposed amendments (word)
ELC-CELMA request (pdf)
ELC-CELMA proposal (pdf)

13 Apr 09 Regulation enters into force Final regulation 245/2009 (pdf)
2009 Adopted by Regulatory Committee

Adopted draft regulation (pdf)

18 Jul 08 Lot 8-9 merged into tertiary lighting. Revised Working document (pdf)
8 Jan 08 eceee's comments on office lighting ( pdf)
18 Dec 07 Consultation Forum (Office lighting)

Working document (pdf)
Minutes (pdf)
Orientation debate (pdf)
Planning of measures (pdf)
eceee's comments (doc)
Comments before CF (zip)
Comments after CF (zip)

22 Jun 07 Consultation Forum (Public street lighting) Working document (pdf)
Study (reflector lamps, LEDs etc) www.eup4light.net
Final report Lot 8 ( pdf)
Final report Lot 9 ( pdf)

Products & status

Regulation in force

 

Ecodesign

Ecodesign regulation 245/2009 (pdf)

Revsion

Revision

The regulation shall be reviewed no later than 2014.

Lot number

Lot number

This product group belonged to Lot numbers 8 and 9.