ErP Directional Lighting – Technical Support Reports

Defra, eceee and the Swedish Energy Agency have jointly discussed with the European Commission how to provide additional background technical information to support the formulation of the forthcoming Eco-Design regulation on Directional Lamps, and its associated Impact Assessment.  These technical support reports will help to supplement the previously completed Preparatory Study on Domestic Lighting (Part 2).

The consortium worked together to produce a series of reports,  which are available below.  

The text provides an overview of the Tasks current available to view.

Task 1. International Directional Lamp Regulatory Review

This report presents a summary of the international directional lamp regulations in Australia, Canada, and the United States. This summary includes a discussion on the respective scopes of coverage, the test methods used (including any international test methods they are based upon), the minimum energy performance standards (MEPS), and scheduled phase-in of the MEPS levels. At the end of each chapter, comparisons are made between the regulatory programmes, and key differences and distinctions between the programmes are discussed.
In addition, this report identifies and discusses the test methods in place and some of the major ones under development for Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). These test methods are identified and briefly described, however the adequacy of these test methods from a regulatory perspective (e.g., for assessing performance and potentially establishing MEPS) is beyond the scope of this assignment. Thus, this chapter of the report focuses instead on presenting a compilation of completed and active work around test methods for LEDs.

The full Task 1 report can be viewed here

Task 2. Beam Angles and Directional Lamps

This report clarifies issues concerning the beam angle definition of a directional lamp.  It provides background defining and explaining beam angle, and its importance to this lamp type.  It evaluates how this issue was addressed and referenced in the EuP preparatory study.  It also assesses how this issue was addressed by other regulating organisations – namely, Australia, Canada and the United States – and includes a comparison of voltage-adjusted efficacy ratings for directional lamps.

The full Task 2 report can be viewed here

Task 3: Review of Sales and Inventory Estimates
This report presents the summary of the review of shipment and inventory estimates of directional lamps, from the EuP Preparatory Study, Market Transformation Programme draft data and Navigant Consulting’s in-house lighting database. The report describes the development of an inventory stock-model for Europe, tracking operating hours, lamp lifetime, sales and sockets.  In the final section inventory estimates based on revised inputs are presented, along with a comparison of the findings from this analysis to the results given in the EuP preparatory study.

The full Task 3 report can be viewed here

Task 4: Domestic and Tertiary Sectors in the Preparatory Study

The Task 4 report reviews how the EuP Preparatory Study treats directional lamps in the domestic and tertiary sectors.  This review focuses on 1) coverage of directional lamps in the analysis; 2) operational characteristics of tertiary sector lamps; 3) end-user or system aspects of the tertiary sector which are not reflected in the analysis; 4) discussion of technical features of tertiary sector directional lamps; and a brief discussion of ceramic metal halide and LED directional lamps. 

The full Task 4 report can be viewed here.

Task 5: Technology prospects for directional lamps

ECEEE recently published a report in support of the European Commission's work evaluating possible eco-design requirements for directional lamps. The report was prepared for eceee with funding from the European Climate Foundation and in cooperation with Defra, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (UK) and the Swedish Energy Agency.

The current report is a snapshot in time and presents summaries of new and forthcoming lamp technologies, based on discussions with manufacturers, visits to recent trade shows, a survey of directional lamps available in retail ourlets, discussions with stakeholders, workshops, reviews of technical literature, government reports and manufacturers' technical information.

For more information, please see eceee's eco-design pages here

Task 6: Evaluating the potential of halogen technologies

ECEEE have now published a 6th report, which analyses the potential of halogen incandescent technologies to contribute to energy savings through eco-design requirements, as well as demonstrating that no singular patent would act as a barrier to any manufacturer intending to produce IRC lamps.

For more information, please see eceee's eco-design pages here

Stakeholder Feedback 

Following the consortium's request for feedback on the reports published to date, a number of stakeholders have provided their comments on Tasks 1, 2, 3 and 4.  These can be downloaded below.

Comment on Task 1, 2 and 3 can be found below 

  • Comments from the Danish Energy Authority can be downloaded here
  • Comments from Kupferinstitut can be downloaded here
  • Comments from the PLDA can be downloaded here
  • Comments from a private individual can be downloaded here
Further Comment on Task 4 can be found below  
  • Comments from the Lighting Industry Federation can be downloaded here
  • Comments from the Lighting Association can be downloaded here
  • Comments from the PLDA can be downloaded here

Stakeholder Meeting - 9th June 2010

A stakeholder meeting was held on the 9th June in Brussels to discuss the reports. A note of the minutes can be viewed here. The presentation slides can also be viewed here.

UK comments on ELC/CELMA proposals

The Market Transformation Programme has commented on some ELC/CELMA proposals on Directional Lighting on behalf of Defra. MTP's comments can be viewed here