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Consolidated text: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 874/2012 of 12 July 2012 supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of electrical lamps and luminaires (Text with EEA relevance)Text with EEA relevance

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COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) No 874/2012

of 12 July 2012

supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of electrical lamps and luminaires

(Text with EEA relevance)

(OJ L 258 26.9.2012, p. 1)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

  No

page

date

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COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) No 518/2014 of 5 March 2014

  L 147

1

17.5.2014

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COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2017/254 of 30 November 2016

  L 38

1

15.2.2017

►M3

COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2019/2015 of 11 March 2019

  L 315

68

5.12.2019

 M4

COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2020/1059 of 27 April 2020

  L 232

28

20.7.2020


Corrected by:

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Corrigendum, OJ L 198, 28.7.2015, p.  31 (874/2012)




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COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) No 874/2012

of 12 July 2012

supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of electrical lamps and luminaires

(Text with EEA relevance)



Article 1

Subject matter and scope

1.  This Regulation establishes requirements for labelling of and providing supplementary product information on electrical lamps such as:

(a) 

filament lamps;

(b) 

fluorescent lamps;

(c) 

high-intensity discharge lamps;

(d) 

LED lamps and LED modules.

This Regulation also establishes requirements for labelling luminaires designed to operate such lamps and marketed to end users, including when they are integrated into other products that are not dependent on energy input in fulfilling their primary purpose during use (such as furniture).

2.  The following products shall be excluded from the scope of this Regulation:

(a) 

lamps and LED modules with a luminous flux of less than 30 lumens;

(b) 

lamps and LED modules marketed for operation with batteries;

(c) 

lamps and LED modules marketed for applications where their primary purpose is not lighting, such as:

(i) 

emission of light as an agent in chemical or biological processes (such as polimerisation, photodynamic therapy, horticulture, petcare, anti-insect products);

(ii) 

image capture and image projection (such as camera flashlights, photocopiers, video projectors);

(iii) 

heating (such as infrared lamps);

(iv) 

signalling (such as airfield lamps).

These lamps and LED modules are not excluded when they are marketed for lighting;

(d) 

lamps and LED modules marketed as part of a luminaire and not intended to be removed by the end-user, except when they are offered for sale, hire or hire purchase or displayed separately to the end user, for example as spare parts;

(e) 

lamps and LED modules marketed as part of a product whose primary purpose is not lighting. However, if they are offered for sale, hire or hire purchase or displayed separately, for example as spare parts, they shall be included within the scope of this Regulation;

(f) 

lamps and LED modules that do not comply with requirements becoming applicable in 2013 and 2014 according to Regulations implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 1 );

(g) 

luminaires that are designed to operate exclusively with the lamps and LED modules ►C1  listed in points (a), (b), (c) and (e). ◄

Article 2

Definitions

In addition to the definitions laid down in Article 2 of Directive 2010/30/EU, the following definitions shall apply for the purposes of this Regulation:

(1) 

‘Light source’ means a surface or object designed to emit mainly visible optical radiation produced by a transformation of energy. The term ‘visible’ refers to a wavelength of 380-780 nm;

(2) 

‘Lighting’ means the application of light to a scene, objects or their surroundings so that they may be seen by humans;

(3) 

‘Accent lighting’ means a form of lighting where light is directed so as to highlight an object or a part of an area;

(4) 

‘Lamp’ means a unit whose performance can be assessed independently and which consists of one or more light sources. It may include additional components necessary for starting, power supply or stable operation of the unit or for distributing, filtering or transforming the optical radiation, in cases where those components cannot be removed without permanently damaging the unit;

(5) 

‘Lamp cap’ means that part of a lamp which provides connection to the electrical supply by means of a lamp holder or lamp connector and may also serve to retain the lamp in the lamp holder;

(6) 

‘Lamp holder’ or ‘socket’ means a device which holds the lamp in position, usually by having the cap inserted in it, in which case it also provides the means of connecting the lamp to the electric supply;

(7) 

‘Directional lamp’ means a lamp having at least 80 % light output within a solid angle of π sr (corresponding to a cone with angle of 120°);

(8) 

‘Non-directional lamp’ means a lamp that is not a directional lamp;

(9) 

‘Filament lamp’ means a lamp in which light is produced by means of a threadlike conductor which is heated to incandescence by the passage of an electric current. The lamp may contain gases influencing the process of incandescence;

(10) 

‘Incandescent lamp’ means a filament lamp in which the filament operates in an evacuated bulb or is surrounded by inert gas;

(11) 

‘(Tungsten) halogen lamp’ means a filament lamp in which the filament is made of tungsten and is surrounded by gas containing halogens or halogen compounds. They may be supplied with an integrated power supply;

(12) 

‘Discharge lamp’ means a lamp in which the light is produced, directly or indirectly, by an electric discharge through a gas, a metal vapour or a mixture of several gases and vapours;

(13) 

‘Fluorescent lamp’ means a discharge lamp of the low pressure mercury type in which most of the light is emitted by one or more layers of phosphors excited by the ultraviolet radiation from the discharge. Fluorescent lamps may be supplied with an integrated ballast;

(14) 

‘Fluorescent lamp without integrated ballast’ means a single- or double-capped fluorescent lamp without integrated ballast;

(15) 

‘High-intensity discharge lamp’ means an electric discharge lamp in which the light producing arc is stabilised by wall temperature and the arc has a bulb wall loading in excess of 3 watts per square centimetre;

(16) 

‘Light-emitting diode (LED)’ means a light source which consists of a solid state device embodying a p-n junction. The junction emits optical radiation when excited by an electric current;

(17) 

‘LED package’ means an assembly having one or more LED(s). The assembly may include an optical element and thermal, mechanical and electrical interfaces;

(18) 

‘LED module’ means an assembly having no cap and incorporating one or more LED packages on a printed circuit board. The assembly may have electrical, optical, mechanical and thermal components, interfaces and control gear;

(19) 

‘LED lamp’ means a lamp incorporating one or more LED modules. The lamp may be equipped with a cap;

(20) 

‘Lamp control gear’ means a device located between the electrical supply and one or more lamps, which provides a functionality related to the operation of the lamp(s), such as transforming the supply voltage, limiting the current of the lamp(s) to the required value, providing a starting voltage and preheating current, preventing cold starting, correcting the power factor or reducing radio interference. The device may be designed to connect to other lamp control gear to perform these functions. The term does not include:

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control devices,
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power supplies converting the mains voltage to another supply voltage that are designed to supply in the same installation both lighting products and products whose primary purpose is not lighting;
(21) 

‘Control device’ means an electronic or mechanical device controlling or monitoring the luminous flux of the lamp by other means than power conversion for the lamp, such as timer switches, occupancy sensors, light sensors and daylight regulation devices. In addition, phase cut dimmers shall also be considered as control devices;

(22) 

‘External lamp control gear’ means non-integrated lamp control gear designed to be installed outside the enclosure of a lamp or luminaire, or to be removed from the enclosure without permanently damaging the lamp or the luminaire;

(23) 

‘Ballast’ means lamp control gear inserted between the supply and one or more discharge lamps which by means of inductance, capacitance or a combination of inductance and capacitance, serves mainly to limit the current of the lamp(s) to the required value;

(24) 

‘Halogen lamp control gear’ means lamp control gear that transforms mains voltage to extra low voltage for halogen lamps;

(25) 

‘Compact fluorescent lamp’ means a fluorescent lamp that includes all the components necessary for starting and stable operation of the lamp;

(26) 

‘Luminaire’ means an apparatus which distributes, filters or transforms the light transmitted from one or more lamps and which includes all the parts necessary for supporting, fixing and protecting the lamps and, where necessary, circuit auxiliaries together with the means for connecting them to the electric supply;

(27) 

‘Point of sale’ means a physical location where the product is displayed or offered for sale, hire or hire-purchase to the end-user;

(28) 

‘End-user’ means a natural person buying or expected to buy an electrical lamp or luminaire for purposes which are outside his trade, business, craft or profession;

(29) 

‘Final owner’ means the person or entity owning a product during the use phase of its life cycle, or any person or entity acting on behalf of such a person or entity.

Article 3

Responsibilities of suppliers

1.  Suppliers of electrical lamps placed on the market as individual products shall ensure that:

(a) 

a product fiche, as set out in Annex II, is made available;

(b) 

the technical documentation as set out in Annex III is made available on request to the authorities of the Member States and to the Commission;

(c) 

any advertisement, formal price quote or tender offer disclosing energy-related or price information for a specific lamp states the energy efficiency class;

(d) 

any technical promotional material concerning a specific lamp which describes its specific technical parameters states the energy efficiency class of that lamp;

(e) 

if the lamp is intended to be marketed through a point of sale, a label produced in the format and containing information as set out in Annex I.1 is placed or printed on, or attached to, the outside of the individual packaging, and the packaging displays the nominal power of the lamp outside the label;

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(f) 

an electronic label in the format and containing the information set out in point 1 of Annex I is made available to dealers for each lamp model placed on the market from 1 January 2015 with a new model identifier. It may also be made available to dealers for other lamp models.

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Article 4

Responsibilities of dealers

1.  Dealers of electrical lamps shall ensure that:

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(a) 

each model offered for sale, hire or hire-purchase where the final owner cannot be expected to see the product displayed is marketed with the information to be provided by suppliers in accordance with Annex IV. Where the offer is made through the internet and an electronic label has been made available in accordance with Article 3(1)(f) the provisions in Annex VIII shall apply instead;

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(b) 

any advertisement, formal price quote or tender offer disclosing energy-related or price information for a specific model states the energy efficiency class;

(c) 

any technical promotional material concerning a specific model which describes its specific technical parameters states the energy efficiency class of that model.

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Article 5

Measurement methods

The information to be provided under Articles 3 and 4 shall be obtained by reliable, accurate and reproducible measurement procedures, which take into account the recognised state-of-the-art measurement methods, as set out in Annex V.

Article 6

Verification procedure for market surveillance purposes

Member States shall apply the procedure laid down in Annex V when assessing the conformity of the declared energy efficiency class and energy consumption.

Article 7

Revision

The Commission shall review this Regulation in the light of technological progress no later than three years after its entry into force. The review shall in particular assess the verification tolerances set out in Annex V.

Article 8

Repeal

Directive 98/11/EC shall be repealed with effect from 1 September 2013.

References to Directive 98/11/EC shall be construed as references to this Regulation. References to Annex IV to Directive 98/11/EC shall be construed as references to Annex VI to this Regulation.

Article 9

Transitional provisions

1.  Articles 3(2) and 4(2) shall not apply to luminaires before 1 March 2014.

2.  Article 3(1)(c-d) and Article 4(1)(a-c) shall not apply to printed advertisements and printed technical promotional material published before 1 March 2014.

3.  Lamps referred to in Article 1(1) and (2) of Directive 98/11/EC placed on the market before 1 September 2013 shall comply with the provisions set out in Directive 98/11/EC.

4.  Lamps referred to in Article 1(1) and (2) of Directive 98/11/EC which comply with the provisions of this Regulation and which are placed on the market or offered for sale, hire or hire-purchase before 1 September 2013 shall be regarded as complying with the requirements of Directive 98/11/EC.

Article 10

Entry into force and application

1.  This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

2.  It shall apply from 1 September 2013, except in the cases listed in Article 9.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.




ANNEX I

Label

1.   LABEL FOR ELECTRICAL LAMPS PRESENTED AT A POINT OF SALE

(1) The label shall be as in the following illustration if it is not printed on the packaging:

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(2) The following information shall be included on the label:

I. 

supplier’s name or trade mark;

II. 

supplier’s model identifier, meaning the code, usually alphanumeric, which distinguishes a specific lamp model from other models with the same trade mark or supplier’s name;

III. 

the energy efficiency class determined in accordance with Annex VI; the head of the arrow containing the energy efficiency class of the lamp shall be placed at the same height as the head of the arrow of the relevant energy efficiency class;

IV. 

weighted energy consumption (EC ) in kWh per 1 000 hours, calculated and rounded up to the nearest integer in accordance with Annex VII.

(3) If the label is printed on the packaging and the information specified in point (2)(I), (II) and (IV) is included elsewhere on the packaging, that information may be omitted from the label. The label shall then be chosen from the following illustrations:



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(4) The design of the label shall be as follows:

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where:

(a) 

the size specifications in the figure above and in point (d) apply to a lamp label 36 mm wide and 75 mm high. If the label is printed in a different format, its content must nevertheless remain proportionate to the specifications above.

The label version specified in points (1) and (2) must be at least 36 mm wide and 75 mm high, and the versions specified in point (3) must be, respectively, at least 36 mm wide and 68 mm high and at least 36 mm wide and 62 mm high. If no side of the packaging is large enough to contain the label and its blank border or if this would cover more than 50 % of the surface area of the largest side, the label and border may be reduced, but by no more than is required to meet both these conditions. However, in no case may the label be reduced to less than 40 % (by height) of its standard size. If the packaging is too small to take such a reduced label, a 36 mm wide and 75 mm high label must be attached to the lamp or the packaging;

(b) 

the background shall be white for both the multicoloured and the monochrome versions of the label;

(c) 

for the multicoloured version of the label, the colours shall be CMYK — cyan, magenta, yellow and black, following this example: 00-70-X-00: 0 % cyan, 70 % magenta, 100 % yellow, 0 % black;

(d) 

the label shall meet all the following requirements (numbers refer to the figure above; colour specifications apply only to the multicoloured version of the label):

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Border stroke: 2 pt — colour: Cyan 100 % — round corners: 1 mm.

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EU logo — colours: X-80-00-00 and 00-00-X-00.

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Energy logo: colour: X-00-00-00. Pictogram as depicted: EU logo and energy logo (combined): width: 30 mm, height: 9 mm.

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Sub-logos border: 1 pt — colour: Cyan 100 % — length: 30 mm.

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A++-E scale

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Arrow: height: 5 mm, gap: 0,8 mm — colours:
Highest class: X-00-X-00,
Second class: 70-00-X-00,
Third class: 30-00-X-00,
Fourth class: 00-00-X-00,
Fifth class: 00-30-X-00,
Sixth class: 00-70-X-00,
Last class: 00-X-X-00.
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Text: Calibri bold 15 pt, capitals and white; ‘+’ symbols: Calibri bold 15 pt, Superscript, white, aligned on a single row.
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Energy efficiency class

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Arrow: width: 11,2 mm, height: 7 mm, 100 % black.
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Text: Calibri bold 20 pt, capitals and white; ‘+’ symbols: Calibri bold 20 pt, Superscript, white, aligned on a single row.
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Weighted energy consumption

Value: Calibri bold 16 pt, 100 % black; and Calibri regular 9 pt, 100 % black.

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Supplier’s name or trade mark

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Supplier’s model identifier

The suppliers’ name or trade mark and the model identifier shall fit in a space of 30 × 7 mm.

Nothing else placed or printed on, or attached to, the individual packaging shall obscure the label or reduce its visibility.

By way of derogation, if a model has been awarded an ‘EU ecolabel’ under Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 2 ), a copy of the EU ecolabel may be added.

2.   LABEL FOR LUMINAIRES PRESENTED AT A POINT OF SALE

(1) The label shall be the relevant language version, and shall be as shown in the following illustration, or as in variants defined under points (2) and (3):

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(2) The following information shall be included in the label:

I. 

the supplier’s name or trade mark;

II. 

the supplier’s model identifier, meaning the code, usually alphanumeric, which distinguishes a specific luminaire model from other models with the same trade mark or supplier’s name;

III. 

the sentence as shown in the example in point (1), or one of its alternatives from the examples in point (3) below, as applicable. Instead of the word ‘luminaire’, a more precise term may be used describing the particular luminaire type or the product into which the luminaire is integrated (such as furniture), as long as it remains clear that the term refers to the product on sale that operates the light sources;

IV. 

the range of energy-efficiency classes according to part 1 of this Annex, accompanied by the following elements, as applicable:

(a) 

a ‘bulb’ pictogram indicating the classes of user-replaceable lamps with which the luminaire is compatible according to state-of-the-art requirements for compatibility;

(b) 

a cross over the classes of lamps with which the luminaire is not compatible according to state-of-the-art requirements for compatibility;

(c) 

the letters ‘LED’ arranged vertically along the classes A to A++ if the luminaire contains LED modules not intended to be removed by the end-user. If such a luminaire does not contain sockets for user-replaceable lamps, the classes from B to E shall be covered by a cross;

V. 

one of the following options, as applicable:

(a) 

if the luminaire operates with lamps that are replaceable by the end-user, and such lamps are included in the packaging of the luminaire, the sentence as shown in the example in point (1), containing the appropriate energy classes. Where necessary, the sentence can be adjusted to refer to one lamp or several lamps, and several energy classes can be listed;

(b) 

if the luminaire contains only LED modules not intended to be removed by the end-user, the sentence as shown in the example in point (3)(b);

(c) 

if the luminaire contains both LED modules not intended to be removed by the end-user and sockets for replaceable lamps, and such lamps are not included with the luminaire, the sentence as shown in the example in point (3)(d);

(d) 

if the luminaire operates only with lamps that are replaceable by the end-user and there are no such lamps included with the luminaire, the space shall be left empty, as shown in the example in point (3)(a).

(3) The following illustrations provide examples of typical luminaire labels in addition to the illustration in point (1), without showing all possible combinations:

(a) 

luminaire operating with user-replaceable lamps compatible with lamps of all energy classes with no lamps included: