ErP regulations for professional lighting

This regulation establishes ecodesign requirements for introducing fluorescent lamps without integrated ballast (LFL and CFLni lamps), high intensity discharge (HID) lamps as well as ballasts and luminaires able to operate such lamps.


Exemptions from Directive EC/245/2009

Office lighting products
  • Lamps with 7mm diameter (T2) or less
  • Short T5 ... <= 13W
  • High watt T5 ... > 80W
  • Specialty Fluorescent lamps
    • Germicidal CFL / LFL
    • Blacklight Blue T8 / T12
    • Aquarium LFL
    • Fly & Insect control LFL / CFL
    • Cinema LFL / CFL
  • Lamps intended for use in other applications than general lighting

Street Lighting Products

  • directional light sources
  • not white light sources (except HPS)
  • lamps intended for use in other applications than general lighting
  • UV sources
  • HID lamps not having E27, E40 or PGZ12 bases


Regulatory timelines for the professional lighting products

Office lighting

Stage Application Date Affected Lamp Types and Requirements
1 April 13th, 2010 T8 linear, T9 circline and U shaped halophosphate fluorescent lamps. Lamp performance information requirement on public website.
October 13th, 2010 Product infromation requirement on luminaires for fluorescent lamps without integrated ballast with total lamp light output above 2000 lumen
2 April 13th, 2012 T10 and T12 linear lamps
3 April 13 th, 2017 Compact Fluorescent Non-Integrated 2-pin lamps

Street lighting

Stage Application Date Affected Lamp Types and Requirements
1 April 13th, 2010 Lamp performance information requred to be published.
2 April 13th, 2012 Inefficient High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lamps Low performing Metal Halide (MH) lamps*
Intermediate April 13th, 2015 High Pressure Mercury and High Pressure Sodium Mercury Retrofit lamps
3 April 13th, 2017 Inefficient Ceramic & Quartz Metal Halide (CMH & QMH) lamps
*No GE lamps are affected


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