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The new EU-Energy label quickly explained

On March 1st 2014 a new EU regulation came to effect, providing more transparency in the progress of purchasing luminaires and illuminants. This regulation is intended to supply more information on the possible energy consumption of lamps, as well as additional information on the luminaire itself and its manufacturer. Our online shop of course was updated on time so you will find a proper label on all of our product pages. On this page we want to inform you about what information you can find on each label.

EXAMPLE 1: EU-LABEL FOR LED LUMINAIRES

LED Lampen
  1. The scale of possible energy efficiencies varies from class A++ (very efficient) to class E (not efficient). In short: the nearer the lamp gets to an A++ rating the more efficient it is.
  2. The bracket imbeds classes A++, A+ and A as LED lamps are always at least as efficient as an energy class A rating. Therefore LED-lamps are very energy-saving and highly productive.
  3. This statement notes the presence of LEDs.
  4. There are two possible specifications listed in this field:

    a. “The LED lamps cannot be changed in the luminaire.”
    Naturally it means that to change the LEDs you need to send the luminaire to its manufacturer as you may or can not change the LEDs yourself.

    b. "The LED lamps can be changed in the luminaire”
    This declaration indicates the possibility of changing the LED-lamps yourself as and when required.
  5. Here information about manufacturer and reference number of the specific luminaire is shown.
  6. This sequence of numbers refers to the corresponding EU-regulation (874/2012).

EXAMPLE 2: EU-LABEL FOR LUMINAIRES WITH CONVENTIONAL ILLUMINANTS

conventional lamps
  1. The scale of possible energy efficiencies varies from class A++ (very efficient) to class E (not efficient). In short: the nearer the lamp gets to an A++ rating the more efficient it is.
  2. Depending on its socket a luminaire can handle different types of illuminants. In our example the luminaire houses a G9 socket for which you can buy illuminants that range from energy efficiency class A++ to class C. Efficiency classes that cannot be obtained will be struck out by a red cross.
  3. This sentence indicates the presence of conventional sockets.
  4. If an illuminant is included this field shows information about its energy efficiency class. The scale reaches from class A++ (very efficient) to class E (not efficient) analogue to the scale on the right. If the illuminant is exclusive no text will be displayed here.
  5. Here information about manufacturer and reference number of the specific luminaire is shown.
  6. This sequence of numbers refers to the corresponding EU-regulation (874/2012).

EXAMPLE 3: EU-LABEL FOR LUMINAIRES WITH LED AND CONVENTIONAL ILLUMINANTS

Mehrere Lampen
  1. The scale of possible energy efficiencies varies from class A++ (very efficient) to class E (not efficient). In short: the nearer the lamp gets to an A++ rating the more efficient it is.
  2. If a luminaire is equipped with LEDs and conventional illuminants (i.e. torchiere with extra LED light for reading) you will be shown two kinds of information. The first bracket imbeds classes A++, A+ and A as LED lamps are always at least as efficient as an energy class A rating. The second bracket indicates the conventional illuminants possible energy efficiency classes. In our example the conventional socket is an E27 socket suitable for lamps with possible efficiency classes from A++ to E.
  3. This sentence is shown whenever a luminaire operates with LED and conventional illuminants.
  4. There are two possible specifications listed in this field:

    a. “The LED lamps cannot be changed in the luminaire.”
    Naturally it means that to change the LEDs you need to send the luminaire to its manufacturer as you may or can not change the LEDs yourself.

    b. "The LED lamps can be changed in the luminaire”
    This declaration indicates the possibility of changing the LED-lamps yourself as and when required.
  5. Here information about manufacturer and reference number of the specific luminaire is shown.
  6. This sequence of numbers refers to the corresponding EU-regulation (874/2012).