In an attempt to pick out potential areas of good practice in the regulation of lighting products & systems that may be of interest to regulators in the Middle East region please find a list of 10 reasons why the EU’s Ecodesign Package of Measures matters. With 10 Ecodesign regulations and 6 Energy Labels, the Package is expected to be adopted early next year will help make sure European households and companies buy better products. See in particular action 9 which focusses on the simplification of lighting regulations and some interesting ideas under points 2, 3 & 10. The information below has been provided by our friends at https://www.coolproducts.eu.
Together, the 16 measures will result in 140 TWh of energy saved per year from 2030 onwards. This is equivalent to 5% of EU electricity consumption.
- The European Institutions are looking at making products easier to repair, which is essential knowing that 77% of EU consumers would rather repair their goods than buy new ones.
- Recycling should also be facilitated thanks to better design and information on substances in the products.
- It will lead to clearer labels (at least we hope so!), going back little by little to a unique A-G scale.
- Two new products coming from the ICT sector will be regulated, i.e. servers and displays. This is excellent news given the explosion of digital products.
- Fridges in shops will finally have to become much more efficient. Did you know that adding door on commercial fridges can save 40% of energy a year?
- Invisible but extremely powerful, the 2009 rules that have pushed the motors market upwards will continue stirring innovation and cover more types of motors.
- The power adapters we need for many products such as our phones, laptops, will become more efficient.
- Simplifying and revising the rules that apply to all lighting products will save as much as the household electricity consumption in Italy. Wasteful halogen tubes will progressively be replaced by more efficient LED tubes.
Advertising will now have to make reference to the energy efficiency class of the product.