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.
|Apr 2010||Draft Communication on standards expected to be published in the OJ|
|Mar 2010||New draft communication on standards|
Draft regulation (pdf)
|Dec 2009||Draft Commission communication on standards (doc)
Draft mandate for standard development v1.0 ( d oc)
|15 Sep 09||Consultation Forum||
Presentation of 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)|
|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)