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New energy labelling regulation for electrical lamps and luminaires

Commission Regulation (EU) No 874/2012 with regard to energy labelling of electrical lamps and luminaires was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 26th of September 2012. The labelling regulation entered into force on 16th October 2012.

According to article 1, the regulation establishes "requirements for labelling of and providing supplementary product information on electrical lamps". In addition, "requirements for labelling luminaires designed to operate such lamps and marketed to end users, including when they are integrated into other products that are not dependent on energy input in fulfilling their primary purpose during use" are established.

The regulation shall apply from the 1st September 2013, except in the cases listed in Article 9. A revision shall take place no later than three years after its entry into force.