European LED lighting energy efficiency standards implemented in September
September 1, 2013, LED lighting products latest energy efficiency requirements officially began in Europe. European energy efficiency requirements of the ErP mainly based on the requirements of the EU as a representative. ErP Directive and LVD Directive, EMC Directive, as has also been incorporated in the EU's CE system. Therefore related products must meet ErP requirements involved only after the product CE mark on the nameplate and a designated agency responsible for market surveillance, enforcement of the EU requirements. In lighting products, since 2009 the EU introduced for non-directional light sources (mainly halogen lamps, fluorescent lamps) of EC244/2009 and for fluorescent tubes, ballasts and luminaires composed accordingly EC245/2009 after December 2012 launched for all LED bulbs and directional light sources EU1194/2012. Next, the second phase of the implementation of this requirement was September 1, 2014, the third stage is September 1, 2016. STAR) standards cover the promotion of high-performance LED lamps. Lighting Facts label, Energy Star and DLC three belong to voluntary requirements; in California, portable LED lamps on the need to meet the special requirements of the California energy are mandatory.
Europe and the United States as the world's major LED application base, its market is vast, but also on the LED lights and LED lighting energy efficiency testing proposed strict requirements. On the other hand, the U.S. current LED bulbs and lamps energy efficiency requirements focused on LED lighting Lighting Facts label, Energy Star and DLC. Lighting Facts label is to make lighting products to more specific and more credible data requirements, from five to tell customers of the product's performance parameters, in October 2012 issued by the lighting facts has added two requirements Optional indicators. Energy Star logo is from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy co-founded in 1992, aims to ensure the energy efficiency of products listed tubes comply with regulatory requirements, the Energy Star Market Supervisory very strict, EPA annually on all ENERGY STAR products are Select a product from the market conduct regular random spot checks, checks the unqualified products to immediately cancel the Energy Star qualified and entitled to allow manufacturers to consumers for further compensation. DLC is the U.S. Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership initiated a voluntary energy efficiency program certified products directory is used throughout the United States has not yet been "Energy Star (ENERGY STAR)" standard covers the promotion of high-performance LED lamps. Lighting Facts label, Energy Star and DLC three belong to resource requirements; in California, portable LED lamps on the need to meet the special requirements of the California energy are mandatory.
U.S. energy efficiency standards for energy efficiency are tested against laboratory qualification is required, must be independent third parties, the products issued by an accredited laboratory test data and reports to be effective. LED export enterprises face barriers to energy efficiency standards for European and American markets, to gain a firm foothold in the global market, there are a lot of homework to do. Intertek as a professional third-party testing and certification organization, recommends that companies pay close attention to the relevant international standards, within the specified time for technological upgrading and product transformation, to reduce unnecessary business risks.