LightingEurope has poured their members’ collective expertise into a new revised version 3 of their guidelines on the EU Ecodesign and Energy Labelling rules for light sources.

This new revised version addresses the changes introduced by the Omnibus Amendment published on 26 February 2021 (e.g. SVM, heating lamps, energy label transition period from 1st July). They have also updated the text in some sections to reflect their understanding about how to interpret and apply certain requirements.

The new rules apply latest on 1st September 2021, and some changes have already taken effect. The LightingEurope guidelines contain the experience our members and staff have gained while discussing these new rules since 2015, when they were first being drafted, both with regulators and among companies within their working groups. They are LightingEurope’s contribution to support all companies to understand and apply the new and complex rules, and to help all authorities enforce them.

Pictograms for replaceable light source & replaceable control gear are also available. The LightingEurope pictograms are free for any company to use, in order to comply with the information obligations on the replaceability of light sources and separate control gears – Find out more.

The guidelines are free to view and download for our member companies & public authorities. They are also free for members of a LightingEurope member National Lighting Association – Find out more.

Companies that are not members of a lighting association can purchase the LightingEurope Guidelines package – Find our more.

For further information on this topic, please contact Ourania Georgoutsakou, Secretary General at

November 2023 issue

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