EU regulations

EU regulations

Over the last years the EU has been pushing the switch to more sustainable and more energy-efficient solutions. The lighting industry is working on this remarkable shift towards connected, personalized, and increasingly efficient and circular products.

In implementing the regulation, we are promoting efficient lighting practices for the benefit of the global environment, human comfort, and the health and safety of consumers.

At LEDVANCE we already offer a wide array of efficient alternatives and are working on innovative lighting technologies to improve the product’s life circle.


What is Ecodesign?

Ecodesign can be understood as being environmentally friendly product design having the aim of reducing environmental impact caused throughout the entire product lifespan.


It is important for us to develop ecologically sophisticated products in order to contribute to the sustainable protection of resources. Quality products are created based on this philosophy that is characterised by a long lifespan and high energy efficiency.

LEDVANCE ensures that environmental impact is reduced, with a product life cycle based on sustainability, ranging from the product idea to recycling.

Modifications 2019

The regulation EU 2019/2020 regulates minimum product efficiencies within the framework of the Eco-Design Directive and summarizes all previous regulations in this area.

These lamps are affected by the regulation:

  • Halogen G9, G4 and GY6.35 as of 1 September 2023
  • T8 linear fluorescent lamps (2ft, 4ft, 5ft) as of 1 September 2023
  • Compact fluorescent lamps with integrated control gear (E27, E14, B22d) as of 1 September 2021
  • T12 linear fluorescent lamps as of 1 September 2012
  • Halogen R7s > 2700lm as of 1 September 2021

Efficient LED alternatives can be found here:


Colour-coded efficiency scales visualize the energy consumption of products and help customers across Europe to purchase energy-efficient products. LEDVANCE already ensures high transparency with an informative product packaging while at the same time considering the ressources used for such a packaging.


The regulation EU 2019/2015 is a revision of the regulation concerning the energy label for lighting. It applies to all light sources with some exemptions.

Main changes:

  • From 1 September 2021, energy classes A to G will apply again, but with new efficiency requirements
  • In the future, there will be a label for all light sources with the same efficiency requirements per class, but no more labels for luminaires with replaceable light sources or ballasts
  • Luminaires with fully integrated, i.e. non-replaceable, components are regarded as light sources and therefore will require an energy label again from 1. Sep. 2021.
  • From 25 December 2019, a label will no longer be mandatory for luminaires

On 5 December 2019, the European Union published the new Delegate Regulation (EU) 2019/2015 "supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of light sources and repealing Commission Delegate Regulation (EU) 874/2012" in the Official Journal of the European Union. Article 9 of the Delegates Regulation repeals Articles 3(2) and 4(2) of Delegates Regulation (EU) 874/2012 with effect from 25 December 2019. The two repealed articles contained the supplier and distributor obligations concerning luminaires marketed to end users. These have been dropped without replacement until the full entry into force of Delegated Regulation (EU) No. 2019/2015 on September 1, 2021. These luminaires are therefore no longer subject to mandatory labelling since 25 December 2019. As a result, from this date there is no legal basis to provide you with the documents and labels required by Articles 3(2) and 4(2) of Delegate Regulation (EU) No 874/2012. We therefore ask for your understanding that, as manufacturers, we are no longer allowed to provide you with these.


  • Products regarding emergency use
  • Light sources in batteries
  • Original work of art
  • Transport and military equipment and vehicles
  • Displays
  • Medical devices
  • Marine equipment

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