NEW: Single Light Regulation – Verordnung 2019/2020
Regulation 1149/2012 and amendments)
NEW: Energy Labelling Regulation (ELR) – Verordnung 2019/2015
Regulation 874/2012 (and amendments)
All light sources are affected with the exception of a few products for special applications (e.g. special lamps for medical applications).
A light source is an electrically operated product that emits white light. This may be a lamp, a module or a luminaire with fully integrated components. Luminaires may be a light source (fully integrated luminaire) or may contain one or more light sources (containing product).
A “containing products” is a product containing one or more light sources, or separate control gears, or both.
It must be possible for the light source to be removed without permanent damage using commonly available tools.
LEDVANCE luminaires are generally “containing products”.
If removal of a light source is not possible without permanent damage, the product is to be considered as a light source – and subject to the SLR/ELR regulations.
Containing products have not had to carry an energy label since December 25, 2019.
In the EU regulations, separate control gears are ballasts (CCG/ECG) that are not integrated into a light source. They too must meet certain minimum energy efficiency requirements.
Stroboscopic Effect Visibility Measure (SVM)
These effects can occur when non-compliant light sources illuminate a moving object.
Stroboscopic effects can result in dangerous situations as they may impair the perceptibility of rotating or moving objects (for example, rotating machine parts may be perceived as being stationary).
Perception of short-term light modulation (PstLM)
This refers to visible flicker, for example on screens.
The flicker can cause discomfort, visual fatigue and headaches.
ab 09/2021: SVM ≤ 0,9 1 /PstLM ≤ 1;
ab 09/2024: SVM ≤ 0,4 1
1 Except: Light sources for outdoor, industrial and other applications that allow color rendering with CRI ≤ 80.
SEPT 1, 2021:
SLR entered into force in December 2019. It will apply from September 1, 2021.
All light sources placed on the market from September 1, 2021 will require a new energy efficiency label in accordance with the regulation.
MARCH 1, 2023:
Transition period of 18 months. Light sources that have been placed on the market by August 31, 2021 may be sold with their old labels until March 1, 2023. From March 2023, these products must be relabeled.
Some traditional lamps are affected.
For replacement products, please refer to our overview on www.ledvance.de/service
Products that have already been placed on the market can still be sold after this date (e.g. inventories) and be installed on customers’ premises.
The following products, among others, are exempt from the two regulations, further exemptions can be found in the current SLR/ELR document under Annex III (SLR) and Annex IV (ELR):
The product database European Product Registry for Energy Labelling (EPREL) will for the first time centrally bundle all relevant information on all light sources on the market and make it accessible to all users.
No, LEDVANCE luminaires do not get an energy label because they are containing products and not a light source in the sense of the EU regulation.
The retail trade must ensure that after March 2023 any existing products with the old energy label are redesignated.