From September 1st, 2018, the sixth phase of the (EC) 244/2009 requirements of the European Union’s ErP Directive (Energy-related Products, the eco-design requirements for energy-related products) will be effective. Certain types of low-efficiency non-directional household tungsten halogen lamps are no longer available in the EU market.
This means that from September 1st, tungsten halogen lamps sold in the EU market will have only low-efficiency B-class low-pressure tungsten halogen lamps and energy-efficient C-class G9 or R7s lamps.
To further explain, not all tungsten halogen lamps will be banned, but mainly for pear-shaped transparent glass bulbs for ordinary lighting that cannot meet the energy efficiency requirements of the instructions, which is what we often call “bubbling bubbles”. . Tungsten halogen lamps for special lighting, such as oven lamps; directional halogen lamps, such as Mr series, Par series, etc.; G9 lamp single-ended tungsten halogen lamps and R7s lamp tungsten halogen lamps (ie common double-ended tungsten halogen lamps), etc. Not affected.
It should be noted that this prohibition does not apply to related products already on the store shelves and in the warehouse.
The original phase 6 requirements of (EC) 244/2009 came into effect on September 1, 2016, and then, under the recommendation of the European Lighting Association (Lighting Europe), the European Commission’s new (EU) 2015/1428 regulations The effective date is pushed back two years to September 1 this year.