Clarification on Energy Labelling Requirements for Luminaires
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Clarification on Energy Labelling Requirements for Luminaires

Brussels, 08 October 2021 - On Wednesday 1 September 2021, the Energy Labelling Regulation for light sources (EU) 2019/2015 became applicable in all EU Member States introducing a new version of the EU energy label for light sources which are “placed on the market” from that date in any of the EU Countries. The most important changes of this label are the return to the A-G scale (from A++-E) and the inclusion of a QR Code. On the same day, also new Ecodesign rules for light sources became applicable for those light sources.

This Regulation also discontinued, as of 25th December 2019, the old energy label dedicated to luminaires in Delegated Regulation (EU) No 874/2012. This means that the old energy label may no longer be applied for luminaires placed on the EU market.

The scope of Regulation (EU) 2019/2015 also covers light sources placed on the market in a “containing product” (e.g. a luminaire which contains a light source). For such containing products the Regulation requires that, from 1st March 20221, information is provided on the energy efficiency class of the contained light source, using the following sentence:

This product contains a light source of energy efficiency class <X>

(where <X> shall be replaced by the energy efficiency class of the contained light source)

No light source energy label is required, and no light source energy label can be used on a containing product.

If a luminaire does not contain a light source, it is not in the scope of the Regulation and does not have to comply with this requirement.

An energy label can only be shown, and must be shown, on a luminaire if the supplier has identified and verified this luminaire as a light source and has therefore also registered the required information on the EPREL database.

Please note that LightingEurope has poured our members’ collective expertise into guidelines on the EU Ecodesign and Energy Labelling rules for light sources. To get your copy of the latest edition (30 June 2021) please visit the LightingEurope website.

For more information, please contact Elena Scaroni:

1 This date was introduced as an amendment with the amending Regulation (EU) 2021/340.

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