Last changed: 16/02/12
Ecodesign requirements for lighting technology have been set in a number of EC Regulations. There has been a great deal of media coverage of the Regulation on household lamps. By comparison, the Regulation which applies to light bulbs, ballasts and luminaires normally used in street lighting and offices has received little attention. Both Regulations ensure not only that lamps with low energy efficiency are taken off the market but also that consumers receive more information.
These regulations are based on the EC Framework Directive on ecodesign requirements for energy-related products in German.
The requirements of the regulation on household lamps mean that most conventional incandescent light bulbs will be taken off the market over the next few years. The use of compact fluorescent lamps (commonly known as CFLs or energy-saving light bulbs) will gain importance.
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The EC regulation on non-domestic lighting prescribes certain requirements for fluorescent lamps without integrated ballast, high intensity discharge lamps and for ballasts and luminaries able to operate such lamps. It also applies to high-pressure mercury vapour lamps that are still in widespread use and have particularly high electricity consumption levels. The regulation means that these light bulbs should completely disappear from the market over the next few years.
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