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EC considers further rules for tertiary lighting

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The Commission services are assessing the possible introduction of further implementing measure(s) on the ecodesign of lighting products in the domestic and tertiary sectors (as announced in the Commission Communication on the Establishment of the working plan for 2009-2011 under the Ecodesign Directive and in Article 16(2) of the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC4). Already adopted ecodesign measures on lighting products cover non-directional household lamps and fluorescent lamps without integrated ballast, high intensity discharge lamps, and ballasts and luminaires able to operate such lamps.
The Commission services are working on proposals for the ecodesign of directional lighting and for the update of the lamp labelling implementing measure 98/11/EC. Working documents outlining proposals for these measures will be submitted in the near future to the Ecodesign Consultation Forum and to the experts on labelling.
Regarding the energy efficiency of lighting in the tertiary sector, the Commission services are now seeking the views of interested parties on possible further ecodesign and/or energy labelling measures, but also on alternatives which are detailed hereafter. Consultation of stakeholders is open on the CIRCA website: http://circa.europa.eu/. Comments can be sent to andras.toth@ec.europa.eu by 15 September 2010.
The Commission services will publish the received position papers on CIRCA, unless they are accompanied by a request not to publish.