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SCHEER Opinion on LED lights

 

The Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER)’s opinion on LED lights is now available in the European Commission website.

 

As a result of the widespread use of LED light (such as in computer screen, tablet or mobile phone, street lights and vehicles, etc.…), the European Commission requested to SCHEER a risk human health assessment about this kind of lights.

 

SCHEER’s conclusion was that there is no evidence of a risk of direct adverse health effects from LEDs when the lights are in normal use.

 

But SCHEER would continue monitoring LED Lights since there is not enough information to know the effects of flicker and any health risk they might pose to the general public due to long term use.

 

Click here for reading the SCHEER’s factsheet on their opinion of the potential risks to human health of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs).

 

Regulatory updates

 

Below a summary table with recent regulation proposal notified to European Commission (Non-exhaustive):

 

Notification number

Countries

Title

2019/9501/CH

Switzerland

Draft revision of the Ordinance of the Swiss Federal Office of Communications on telecommunications installations (OOIT), 2 pages in French, German and Italian (to be amended) • Radio Interface Regulation (RIR) RIR0501-23, RIR0501-28, RIR0501-29, RIR0501-30, RIR0501-31, RIR0504-04, RIR0504-05, RIR0504-06, RIR0504-07, RIR0703-02, RIR0703-03, RIR0808-18, RIR0808-19, RIR1004-19, RIR1004-20 (new) • Radio Interface Regulation (RIR) RIR1006-05 (to be abrogated) • Radio Interface Regulation (RIR) RIR0101-02, RIR0201-71, RIR0201-72, RIR0203-11, RIR1009-10, RIR1009-11, RIR1013-20 (to be amended) • Technical and administrative regulations PTA5.2 and PTA5.3 (to be amended).

 

China

 

New Standards Release

 

Below a summary table with some recent standards release (Non-exhaustive).

 

Reference

Title

Date of Release

Date of Enforcement

Supersedes

GB/T 20155-2018

Determination of mercury, cadmium and lead in battery.

2018-12-28

2018-12-28

GB/T 20155-2006

 

International

 

Regulatory updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent regulation proposals notified to World Trade Organization:

 

Notification number

Countries

Title

G/TBT/N/MEX/444

Mexico

Draft Mexican Official Standard PROY-NOM-031-ENER-2018: Energy efficiency of LED luminaires for the lighting of roads and highways and outdoor public areas. Specifications and test methods.

G/TBT/N/JPN/617

Japan

Partial amendment of Regulations for Radio Equipment.

G/TBT/N/TPKM/352

Taiwan

Proposal for legal inspection requirements for wireless chargers.

 

Europe / International

 

Standards Updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive):

 

(*) Date of withdrawal: latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn.

 

(**) Date of availability:  date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat.

 

Household and similar electrical appliances

Reference

Title

Date of Withdrawal (*)

Supersedes

EN 14825:2018

Air conditioners, liquid chilling packages and heat pumps, with electrically driven compressors, for space heating and cooling - Testing and rating at part load conditions and calculation of seasonal performance.

2019-06-30

EN 14825:2016

EN 60335-2-11:2010/A2:2018

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-11: Particular requirements for tumble dryers.

2021-12-21

-

EN 62784:2018

Vacuum cleaners and dust extractors providing equipment protection level Dc for the collection of combustible dusts - Particular requirements.

2021-12-14

-

Reference

Title

Date of Availability (**)

Supersedes

EN IEC 60335-2-76:2018/AC:2018-12

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-76: Particular requirements for electric fence energizers.

2018-12-21

-

Audio/Video

Reference

Title

Date of Availability (**)

Supersedes

EN 60065:2014/AC:2018-12

Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus - Safety requirements.

2018-12-21

-

Lighting

Reference

Title

Date of Availability (**)

Supersedes

EN IEC 62442-2:2018/AC:2018-12

Energy performance of lamp controlgear - Part 2: Controlgear for high intensity discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps) - Method of measurement to determine the efficiency of controlgear.

2018-12-21

-

Optics and photonics

Reference

Title

Date of Withdrawal (*)

Supersedes

EN ISO 11145:2018

Optics and photonics - Lasers and laser-related equipment - Vocabulary and symbols (ISO 11145:2018).

2019-06-30

EN ISO 11145:2016

EN ISO 13694:2018

Optics and photonics - Lasers and laser-related equipment - Test methods for laser beam power (energy) density distribution (ISO 13694:2018).

2019-06-30

EN ISO 13694:2015