EEPLIANT2014 - Work Package 4 - LED Lamps

Scope of Action

The Work Package 4 (EEPLIANT2014) developed and carried out document inspection, screen testing and full scale testing for LED lamps covered by the EU legislation: COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) No 874/2012 and COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1194/2012. Individual models selected for verification were sampled on a high risk basis, and with the aim to cover the relevant market share in individual countries and across the EU.

Results and Impact

Results for individual models were shared among the surveillance authorities across the EU, and legal action was taken concerning the non-compliant models. At least 100 LED models were verified and tested by the EEPLIANT2014 project.

Summary of Activities

Document inspection for 134 models has been conducted, including a screen exercise for 117 models. Additionally, the participating authorities carried out full testing of 86 LED models, including the lifetime and other performance parameters, such as colour rendering, power factor, power, beam angle, etc. 

Ecodesign and Energy Labelling

Ecodesign requirements are mandatory for all standard bulbs, florescent lamps, and spot lights sold in the EU. These regulations set energy efficiency requirements and other factors such as bulb lifetime and warm-up time.