What is the European LED market access

- Jun 13, 2017-

In Europe, demand for LED lighting is expected to increase as a result of bans on selling incandescent bulbs. In addition, a variety of fields including automotive, outdoor and the application fields such as adornment, as well as the use of LED lighting lamps and lanterns in the interior will also be a surge in demand, accord with the eu regulations entry requirements has become Chinese manufacturers face challenges.

According to the law commission, lamps and lanterns and similar products sold in Europe must be labeled with CE label, so need to mark for CE products, must comply with the eu electrical safety of the product of lamps and lanterns, EMC, chemicals, energy and energy efficiency labeling instruction requirement as follows:


A. electrical safety test

Low Voltage Directive (Low Voltage Directive, LVD) for all access to the eu established the safety requirements of the overall Low Voltage products, belong to the semiconductor lighting products, as defined by the Low Voltage products, so it must be under the direction of Low Voltage specification. Different LED lighting products have different test standards. The following table:


B. electromagnetic compatibility test

In accordance with the requirements of EU directive 2014/30 / EU, cell compatibility test includes two aspects: electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic tolerance (EMS), the former is mainly characterized by conduction and radiation, while the latter mainly consider products such as electrostatic discharge, radiation, pulse train, surge, conducted interference resistance ability, namely the anti-interference test. The main test standards are: EN55015; EN61547 and en61000-3-2 power supplyharmonic requirements, en61000-3-3 power source scintillation requirements.


C. the ERP directive

For LED lighting products, the ERP directive specifies that leds and control devices need to meet the following requirements:

Energy requirement: the maximum energy efficiency index of lamps and lanterns. The power of the control device, the power of standby, and the efficiency of load.

The function test of LED lights: the survival rate of 6000h lamp and the current maintenance rate; Number of switches before failure; Start time; 95% of the time; Premature failure of efficiency; Color rendering index; Color tolerance (requirement for color consistency); Power factor PF. But the eu's ERP has not yet demanded the LED flash.

Product information mark and energy efficiency label requirement: indicating light flux, nominal life, color temperature and so on. For details, please refer to the implementation rules (EUNO. 1194/2012; NO. 874/2012);

LED lighting products to meet the electrical safety, EMC, ERP, chemical Rosh, Reach, and electronic scrap recycling directive requirements can mark for CE, LED bulbs and lamps and lanterns also need according to the energy efficiency labeling, according to the measured data of energy consumption with energy efficiency labeling.

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