Electrical and electronic equipment; Electronic components in general (ICS 31.020)
Draft Commission Delegated Directive amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for the use of mercury in high pressure sodium (vapour) lamps with improved colour rendering index for general lighting purposes (7 page(s), in English; 2 page(s), in English)
This draft Commission Delegated Directive concerns an application to renew specific and temporary exemption from the Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2) substance restrictions.
The exemption is renewed as concerns entry 4 (b)-I as the substitution of mercury, with reliable substitutes, in the lamps categories concerned by this entry cannot currently be ensured.
The exemption is revoked as concerns entries 4 (b)-II and 4(b)-III as the conditions for the exemption are no longer fulfilled (namely the substitution of mercury in the lamps categories concerned by this exemption is scientifically and technically practicable). Transitional periods (expiry dates) of 12 months from the adoption of the Delegated Directive by the Commission are set in line with Article 5(6) of RoHS 2.