Growing the business of the Lighting Industry in Europe and at global level is one of the key pillars in the work of LightingEurope. Another objective is to promote and position the digitalized lighting industries as a source of information, communication (IT) network and enabler of human well-being.
Light has been known for a long time to enable sight, safety and orientation. But light can do more than enabling vision. Light has the power to energize, to relax, to increase alertness, cognitive performance and mood, and to improve the sleep-wake cycle of people
Safe and good quality lighting products in Europe as well as a level playing field and fair competition for the lighting market players are high priorities for LightingEurope.
Standardisation is a highly complex and important topic for lighting products. LightingEurope actions contribute to removing trade barriers through standards and certifications by harmonising the European set of standards and certifications and by setting international norms.
Statistics for the lighting industry are important both at EU and national level, for lamps and luminaires. With our national lighting association members there is a solid base for building up valuable information packages
The lighting industry is undergoing a transformation in which conventional lamp types are being replaced by LEDs/OLEDs, which leads to an innovative and expanding product range. This requires an ongoing revision of the classification of LED/OLED products in the framework of the 2022 harmonised system code of the World Customs Organisation.
By supporting the phase out of inefficient light sources, the European lighting industry has contributed strongly to the energy saving and environment policies and strategy of the EU Commission. We will further support the legislators shaping the EU legislations like the Ecodesign “One Lighting Regulation”, the new Energy Labelling Regulation proposal, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive revision and others.
The Ecodesign Directive is the cornerstone of the EU sustainable industrial policy.
At the moment three Ecodesign related lighting regulations, or implementing measures, are in place covering a variety of lamps, ballasts and luminaire. An additional regulation defines the energy labelling of electrical lamps and luminaires.
The lighting industry welcomes and has already contributed to the initial stages of ENER Lot 37 Study on Lighting Systems, which are considered as holistic systems: light components plus sensors, controls and also the design and installation of the system.
Safety is one of the main concerns of EU institutions. The European lighting industry acknowledges the need to increase the awareness on emergency lighting.
New policies are being developed on material evaluation, classification, banning, trade, circular economy and material efficiency.
The aim of LightingEurope is to contribute to EU policies, to inform its members on materials that are available for production, and that marketing of products is ensured.
The aim of LightingEurope is to contribute to waste related EU and global policies and to inform the public that: