Updated Lighting Europe Ecodesign and Energy Labelling guidelines available

April 12, 2021

Brussels, 12 April 2021 - LightingEurope has poured our members’ collective expertise into a new revised version 3 of our guidelines on the EU Ecodesign and Energy Labelling rules for light sources.

This new revised version addresses the changes introduced by the Omnibus Amendment published on 26 February 2021 (e.g. SVM, heating lamps, energy label transition period from 1st July). We have also updated the text in some sections to reflect our understanding about how to interpret and apply certain requirements.

The new rules apply latest on 1st September 2021, and some changes have already taken effect. The LightingEurope guidelines contain the experience our members and staff have gained while discussing these new rules since 2015, when they were first being drafted, both with regulators and among companies within our working groups. They are LightingEurope’s contribution to support all companies to understand and apply the new and complex rules, and to help all authorities enforce them.

Pictograms for replaceable light source & replaceable control gear are also available. The LightingEurope pictograms are free for any company to use, in order to comply with the information obligations on the replaceability of light sources and separate control gears - Find out more: https://www.lightingeurope.org/guidelines.

Our guidelines are free to view and download for our member companies & public authorities. They are also free for members of a LightingEurope member National Lighting Association - Find out more: https://www.lightingeurope.org/guidelines#Companies.

Companies that are not members of a lighting association can purchase the LightingEurope Guidelines package - Find out more: https://www.lightingeurope.org/guidelines#non-members.

For further information on this topic, please contact Ourania Georgoutsakou, Secretary General at [email protected].

About LightingEurope

LightingEurope is the voice of the lighting industry, based in Brussels and representing 30 companies and national associations. Together these members account for over 1,000 European companies, a majority of which are small or medium-sized. They represent a total European workforce of over 100,000 people and an annual turnover exceeding 20 billion euro. LightingEurope is committed to promoting efficient lighting that benefits human comfort, safety and well-being, and the environment. LightingEurope advocates a positive business and regulatory environment to foster fair competition and growth for the European lighting industry. More information is available at www.lightingeurope.org.


Ourania Georgoutsakou, Secretary General


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