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Lighting Products

The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Lighting Products) (Amendment) Regulations 2023; (7 page(s), in English)

The UK Government proposes to update the existing ecodesign regulations for lighting products placed on the GB market (The Ecodesign for Energy Related Products and Energy Information (Lighting Products) Regulations 2021, from here on referred to as "the 2021 Regulations). The proposal is to set a new Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) of 120 lumen per watt (lm/W) for light sources and luminaires placed on the GB market from late 2023; this MEPS would increase to 140 lm/W from 1 September 2027, in each case subject to certain allowances and exemptions. The proposal sets out a range of allowances whereby certain light sources will benefit from a reduction in the required MEPS if they have certain characteristics (e.g. a colour-rendering index of 93 or greater) which are known to cause a loss in efficacy. No changes are proposed to existing ecodesign requirements for separate control gears; nor to the existing energy labelling requirements for light sources. We undertook an assessment of the exemptions included in the 2021 Regulations to identify if changes were required at this time, which concluded that very few changes were necessary.