New European regulation
The member states of the European Union are working together to harmonise standards, directives and regulations related to the placing on the market of electrical energy consuming products and their eco-design.
Most of the products connected to the electrical networks are concerned and the regulations resulting from this collaboration between EU member states are applicable from 1 September 2021, depending on the family to which these products belong.
Because the “lighting” family is concerned, SEAMAID accompanies you to better understand these regulations and the new obligations they entail.
EU 2019/2020* REGULATION
This regulation defines the ecodesign rules for a light source including energy performance, lifetime, power consumption… to regulate its entry on the market.
The old incandescent and halogen technologies, highly energy consuming, are no longer allowed to be sold in Europe.
ONLY COMPLIANT LED LIGHT SOURCES CAN BE SOLD
EU 2019/2015** REGULATION
This regulation defines the new energy labeling of a light source and replaces the previous regulation EU 874/2012 applied since 2013.
- New harmonised energy classification for all product families
- Mandatory declaration in the European EPREL database
- Associated QR code to access the light source data sheet online
- Easy verification by market surveillance authorities or by the end user before purchase
SEAMAID projectors and lamps are luminaires containing an extractable LED light source in either white or RGB lighting.
SEAMAID RGB light sources not producing white colour and those operating solely on battery power are not impacted.
The new classification is indicated on packaging, in notices, catalogues and data sheets of luminaires using the simplified energy class symbol and the associated QR code.