Directive of Energy efficiency label

Labelling of lamps and luminaires with Energy Label

At the end of 2012 appeared the European directives (Energy Label 874/2012) which dealt with the labelling of products.    

The EU Energy Label 874/2012 Directive stipulates that the energy consumption of electric lamps on the packaging and luminaires must be indicated through labeling at shelves in retail markets. This will be carried out in two stages: As of 01.09.13, lamps have to be correspondingly labelled; as of 01.03.14, luminaires. Energy efficiency classes A++ (high energy efficiency) to E (very low energy efficiency) are used on the labels for characterisation. Energy efficiency is determined based on the power consumption (luminous flux, units: lumen) per watt consumed. (Lamps with a luminous flux < 30 lumen and lamps whose primary purpose is not lighting are excluded from the directive.)    

Manufacturers and retailers may continue to sell warehouse stock that was brought into circulation within the EU before 01.09.13 and the other dates. This also includes products with or without the old label.

Hans-Jörg Dageförde, product manager for lamps at Paulmann says: "Our assortment will meet all legal requirements. Our energy efficient light solutions using the light technologies halogen low-voltage, LED and energy-saving bulbs, can provide every home with a suitable bulb."

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  • Ecolabel A++
  • Ecolabel A+
  • Ecolabel A
  • Ecolabel B
  • Ecolabel C
  • Ecolabel D
  • Ecolabel E
No Ecolabel

Exemption: <30lm
Lamps, LED modules and LED luminaires with a luminous flux of below 30 lumen are exempted from EU Regulation 874/2012 under Art. 1, (2) a + g. For these products, no energy label (Energy Label) is required, nor do the specific technical parameters, weighted energy consumption or an energy-efficiency class have to be included in promotional documents.

No Ecolabel

Exemption: Battery operation
Lamps, LED modules and LED luminaires marketed for operation with batteries are exempted from EU Regulation 874/2012 under Art. 1, (2) b + g. For these products, no energy label (Energy Label) is required, nor do the specific technical parameters, weighted energy consumption or an energy-efficiency class have to be included in promotional documents.

No Ecolabel

Exemption: Special marketing / decorative light
Lamps, LED modules and LED luminaires that are marketed for applications where their primary purpose is not lighting are exempted from EU Regulation 874/2012 under Art. 1, (2) c + g. Their packaging includes a warning that these products are not suitable for lighting and for which purpose they are intended instead. For these products, no energy label (Energy Label) is required, nor do the specific technical parameters, weighted energy consumption or an energy-efficiency class have to be included in promotional documents.

No Ecolabel

No lamp, no luminaire
Products that are not classified as lamp, LED module or luminaire under EU Regulation 874/2012 Art. 1 are exempted from the regulation. No energy label (Energy Label) is required for these products. Depending on their type, it is not possible to determine lighting-specific parameters, a weighted energy consumption or the energy-efficiency class for such products.

No Ecolabel

Exemption: Already placed on the market
For lamps that were placed on the market prior to 1 September 2013, Directive 98/11/EC continue to apply. Therefore no "new" Energy Label as per Regulation 874/2012 Art. 9, 3+4 may be attached. This does not result in any limitations on the trade and sale of these products. "Old" or no labelling is no indication of reduced energy efficiency in comparison with "new" labelling.

 

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Download the current Energy Label for any Paulmann products here (technical details as of current order).

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