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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
To reduce the environmental impact resulting from the use of energy-inefficient solutions, the European Union member States have adopted, since the year 2005, the progressive ban of less efficient lighting products.
Currently on the plants with risk of explosion are installed lighting fixtures with lamps of different types such as filament lamps (incandescent), fluorescent and discharge lamps, mercury vapor, high pressure sodium, metal halide lamps that do not meet the mandatory requirements of this Directive.
The EuP Directive 2005/32/EC, implemented in Italy in 2007 and later repealed and replaced by the EuP Directive 2009/125/EC, implemented in Italy on 16.2.2011 with DL No. 15 and the Regulation (EC) No. 244/2009, the instrument that regulates the time steps for the transition from the old to the new lighting system (as indicated by the EuP Directive 2005/32/EC), identify the steps of banning as from Tables 1 and 2 below.
The EuP Directive, implemented by the Regulation (EC) No. 245/2009 (Appendix [70]), published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 24 March 2009, states, in particular, the Eco design requirements for fluorescent lamps without integrated ballast and discharge lamps. Regulation (EC) No. 245/2009, valid for lighting in the tertiary sector, has led to the prohibition of placing on the market for less efficient gas discharge lamps used in the public and industrial fields. The urgent need to get more and more efficient energy saving, among other legislative obligations as set out by the Kyoto Protocol and the European Directives, decides to impose an efficient lighting for all applications where it’s necessary to illuminate, public sector or industry.
It’s therefore evident that, from 2017, lamps that do not have the requirements of this Directive may not be put into circulation and installed.
Cortem Group, based on the provisions of the regulations, has long included in its product range a new series of lighting fixtures with LED technology that fully complies with all statutory and regulatory requirements.