The new Ecodesign regulation combines the current three EU regulations on lighting into one. It introduces stricter energy efficiency requirements. Together with the new regulation on Energy Labeling it means that the energy labels for all lamps will be rescaled into the categories A-G. This will make it easier and more transparent for consumers to purchase the product of their choice. Circular economy requirements, such as on the replaceability of light sources and control gear inside products, making these more serviceable, have also been included.
Signify believes both regulations should be supported by enhanced market surveillance actions and strengthened enforcement actions to achieve a level playing field for manufacturers operating in the European lighting market, including its on-line platforms.
Better market surveillance is important, as it will help to identify products which do not live up to performance specifications claimed on the packaging, thereby protecting the interests of consumers. Without enforcement, the new regulations will not have the impact intended and will not benefit consumers.
Energy efficient lighting contributes significantly to achieving global targets of doubling the rate of annual gains in energy efficiency to 3%, which helps limit global warming. By improving the energy efficiency of light sources, we help meet the needs of a growing, urbanizing population while decreasing lighting’s share of global electricity consumption.
Signify continues to innovate, providing customers with a unique quality of light that makes people’s lives safer and comfortable; businesses and cities more energy efficient, productive and livable; and the world more sustainable.