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The industry is now less than one year away from the restriction of several widely-used mercury-containing lamps in the EU. The 2019 EU eco-design rules for light sources and separate control gears, and the 12 RoHS Delegated Directives published in February 2022, will impact the placing on the EU market of compact and linear fluorescent...
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Over the last decade there has been a laser-like focus on in-use lighting energy efficiency, driven both by economics (a return on a lighting investment delivered by reduced energy costs), and increasingly, the move to low or zero carbon buildings in the face of man-made climate change. The result has been a boom in replacing...
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Lighting Association Ireland (LAI) held a very successful DIALux evo training course recently with a capacity attendance participating in each of the two, 2-day courses – foundation level and intermediate level – held from 1 to 4 March. The course presenter was Iain Macrae, internationally-ac expert, and those in attendance included lighting designers, technical personnel,...
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In December 2019, and after nearly five years of negotiations, the European Commission published the Single Lighting Regulation (SLR) (i.e. Ecodesign Regulation for lighting) and the Energy Labelling Regulation (ELR). The SLR and the ELR will apply from 1 September 2021, except for the removal of labelling requirements for luminaires which already took effect on...
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As a in boy in the 1970s, I can remember walking onto my local high street by night. On the way the streets were somewhat dimly lit and when you got there, only The occasional shop window was illuminated and the sum total of the exterior lighting scheme for Bligh’s Hotel was a solitary lantern...
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LightingEurope has called on European policy makers to actively support and stimulate the uptake of UV-C disinfection technologies, in particular as part of the EU Renovation Wave Initiative, and to ensure that EU and national financial instruments are available to support their installation.
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LightingEurope is supporting the call to scale up renovation across Europe and is working hard to make sure it includes lighting. Renovation is at the heart of the European Green Deal and has been identified as a key driver for social and economic recovery post COVID-19. However, there cannot — and should not — be...
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The LED evolution is bringing significant gains in energy efficiency. However, as the range of products on offer increases, market surveillance is essential to ensure that they are meeting the criteria required by EU standards. An EU-wide network of market surveillance organisations carries out checks of products covered by EU regulations and removes non-compliant products...
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Fire safety in buildings has been gaining significant attention in the UK and Ireland recently, not least because of the tragic events that took place in Grenfell Tower, London in June 2017. In her report into the incident, Dame Judith Hackett established that there were clear shortfalls and she was damming of the whole regulatory...
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Following the Lighting Association Ireland (LAI) AGM just before Christmas, the extensive programme of activities and events planned for 2018 has already commenced. Earlier this month Andy Guest, from the Lighting Industry Association (LIA), presented a day-long course on CE marking and legislation at the prestigious RDS in Ballsbridge in Dublin.
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