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Market Surveillance in Europe: A Joint Industry Call for Action

Published on January 7, 2015

Market surveillance is essential in ensuring that products on the EU market are compliant with existing legislation. Not only is this key to avoiding distortions of the market, market surveillance also aims at protecting consumers from fraudulent products. Lastly, only by complying with legislation, policy goals such as climate and energy efficiency objectives can be met in reality.

LightingEurope finds flaws in CLASP report

Published on December 11, 2014

LightingEurope Concludes the “Test Report – Clear, Non-Directional LED Lamps” is Flawed.

LightingEurope Recommends 2020 as Earliest Phase Out for Domestic Halogen Eco Lamps

Published on November 27, 2014

The European Commission is about to create significant restrictions on consumer choice by banning a popular range of lighting products. If current proposals by the European Commission are adopted, consumers will no longer be able to purchase any domestic halogen eco lamps after 2018.LightingEurope recommends 2020 as earliest phase out for domestic halogen eco lamps.

Position on the draft regulation of Commission amending lamp regulations 244/2009 and 1194/2012

Published on November 27, 2014

LightingEurope appreciates the efforts of the EU Commission to improve the energy efficiency of lamps and reduce misuse of “special purpose lamps”; nevertheless, it appears doubtful if postponing the entry into force of Stage 6 by 2018 can actually overcome the challenges that have been identified for 2016. It is to be expected that, despite a further decrease of prices for LED lamps within the next years, the availability and penetration rate for consumer lighting will not have changed significantly. It is the consumer who will take the final purchasing decision and who will increase the penetration rate of LED lamps, thus moving to a more environmentally friendly technology. Consumers will only do that when a 1:1 replacement of the well-known and appreciated domestic halogen eco lamps are widely available at an affordable price.

Lighting in the Smart Grid

Published on November 13, 2014

LightingEurope welcomes Smart Grid for the purpose of energy stability and supports the availability of lighting for human needs whenever required. Therefore interaction between lighting and the Smart Grid has to comply with these needs.

LightingEurope Appoints Secretary General

Published on November 3, 2014

LightingEurope welcomes the appointment of Mr. Diederik de Stoppelaar as Secretary General.

LightingEurope Congratulates Nobel Physics Laureates

Published on October 17, 2014

LightingEurope warmly congratulates the recipients of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics: Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura.

LightingEurope Position Paper on Color Quality

Published on October 6, 2014

LightingEurope supports 1) to continue the use of the existing Color Fidelity metric CRI including eight reference colors and 2) to keep legal minimum requirements on CRI on the current level as defined in the EU Eco-design Regulation.