News-Spot | Business News | Apr 12, 2016

LightingEurope Strongly Recommends not Applying Amendments on Tolerances Before the “Single Lighting Regulation” is in Place

“Lighting Europe appreciates last week’s proposal from CoolProducts in relation to halogen lamps,” said Diederik de Stoppelaar, Secretary General of LightingEurope, “but believes that such an important change goes beyond halogen lamps and will have a significant effect on all lighting products. The impact of such a change is impossible to predict and prepare at such short notice before the vote of the Regulatory Committee.“

“Furthermore, the CoolProducts proposal will amend 244/2009, 245/2009 and 1194/2012 and proposes first action on 31st of August 2018.

However, the “Single Lighting Regulation” is currently already in preparation at the Commission and is planned to replace all existing regulations by September 2018.

Any changes to the existing regulations will therefore have a minimal or zero effect and appears to be an unnecessary waste of time and effort,” added de Stoppelaar.

“Instead it would put additional administrative burden on the European Union as any change has to be taken into account in resulting and linked regulations as well.“

Therefore, LightingEurope strongly recommends moving this topic to the consultation for the “Single Lighting Regulation”, where all stakeholders will have an equal chance to share their view on the proposal of CoolProducts and allow sufficient time for the impact to be considered.

 

About Lighting Europe

LightingEurope is an industry association of 33 European lighting manufacturers, national associations and companies producing materials. LightingEurope members represent over 1,000 European companies, majorities of which are SMEs; a total workforce of over 100,000 people in Europe; and an annual turnover estimated to exceed 20 billion Euros. LightingEurope is dedicated to promoting efficient lighting practices for the benefit of the global environment, human comfort, and the health and safety of consumers. More information about LightingEurope is available on our website www.lightingeurope.org.

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