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Regulations

EU-Regulations for indoor lighting

Here, you can find the most important EU-Regulations for general lighting and indoor lighting. The regulations will help you in realizing your lighting project.

Energy labelling

Energy labels are created under the EU's Energy Labelling Directive to help consumers choose energy efficient products.

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Ecodesign

For all standard bulbs, florescent lamps, and spot lights sold in the EU ecodesign requirements are mandatory.

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General regulations

General regulations are relevant for indoor as well as outdoor lighting.

  • EN 12665 „Light and lighting – Basic terms and criteria for specifying lighting requirements“
  • EN 13032-2 „Light and lighting – Measurement and presentation of photometric data of lamps and luminaires – Part 2: Presentation of data for indoor and outdoor work places“
  • EN 13032-3 „Light and lighting – Measurement and presentation of photometric data of lamps and luminaires - Part 3: Presentation of data for emergency lighting of work places“
  • EN 13032-4 „Light and lighting – Measurement and presentation of photometric data of lamps and luminaires – Part 4: LED lamps, modules and luminaires“
  • EN 1838 „Lighting applications – Emergency lighting“
  • EN 60529 „Degrees of protection provided by enclosures”
  • EN 60598-1 „Luminaires – Part 1: General requirements and tests”
  • EN ISO 7010 „Graphical symbols – Safety colours and safety signs – Registered safety signs”

Regulations for indoor lighting

The following regulations are only relevant for indoor lighting.

  • EN 12193 „Light and lighting – Sports lighting“
  • EN 12464-1 „Light and lighting – Lighting of work places – Part 1: Indoor work places“
  • EN 15193 „ Energy performance of buildings – Energy requirements for lighting“