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Eurofins Product Testing - Energy Saving Lamps

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Legal Background 

European Directive 2005/32/EC on lighting products provides a time plan for banning certain incandescent lamps and other lighting products that are heavy users of electricity are banned.

Below schedule for replacement of incandescent lamps will apply:

Date Lamps which may not be sold any more
1 September 2009 incandescent lamps of more than 80 W
and frosted lamps that are not in EEI category A
1 September 2010 incandescent lamps of more than 65 W
1 September 2011 incandescent lamps of more than 45 W
1 September 2012 incandescent lamps of more than 7 W
1 September 2013 higher quality requirements
1 September 2016 incandescent lamps with energy class "C"

Click for more details in EUR-Lex, European Union law on Ecodesign and Energy Saving Lamps.      

Important Performance criteria are:

  • Luminous flux
  • Lumen maintenance
  • Switching performance
  • Lifetime
  • Temperature dependency
  • Starting and run-up
  • Colour
  • Mercury content
  • Packing and labeling

What we do for you - exemplary tests we perform:

We offer tests according to various standards and regulations:

  • EN 60968 - Self-ballasted lamps for general lighting services - Safety requirements 
  • EN 60969 - Self-ballasted lamps for general lighting services - Performance requirements
  • New Draft of EN 60969
  • 98/11/EC - Directive Energy labelling of household lamps
  • EN 50285 - Energy efficiency of electric lamps for household use - Measurement methods
  • 245/2009 ecodesign requirements for lamps

All test are performed inhouse at Eurofins. We also offer factory inspections and support during the development phase.

Contact an expert today to find out more!

Light testing Competence Center Germany:

Phone: +49 33631 888 500

For further information please contact our national organisations or our specialists.