ErP instruction (EU) No 1194/2012 analysis (1)

[Source: Gaogong LED 's " LED Good Products" magazine March issue ]

The ErP IM Directive (EU) No for Directional Lamps, Fixtures and Controllers was introduced at the end of 2012. In the preparatory stage of the directive, I believe that many factories and testing organizations have already seen draft drafts of the directives, but the directives have been perfected in many aspects of the draft version at the time of official publication. This directive is destined to become the focus when it is released. Since the publication of the IM Directive (EC) No 244/2009 for non-directional lights in 2009, the public's expectation of the directional light IM command has not been interrupted. This article provides an analysis and summary of the content of this new publication.

Many manufacturers believe that (EU) No 1194/2012 is a new version of the ErP Directive, which is an improvement or replacement of the old Directive (EC) No 244/2009. This is a completely wrong understanding and must be corrected.

First (EU) No 1194/2012 and (EC) No 244/2009 directives are execution instructions under Framework Directive (EC) No 125/2009. Their relationship is parallel, there is no question of who replaces them; secondly they It's just that the time of publication is different. This is determined by the process of making the order, but it is not a relationship of updating or replacing. There is no such thing as a new version of the order or the old version. In addition, the products they target are different, even if they are different. Some of them are the same, such as non-directional LED lights, but the test requirements are different, and two instructions are required for this product at the same time.

Understanding the (EU) No 1194/2012 directive requires clear two concepts, directional and non-directional. "Directed light" refers to a lamp having an 80% light output within a solid cone angle range of π sr (corresponding to a 120° cone angle), and a "non-directional light" refers to a lamp other than a directional light. Generally speaking, bulbs with reflector cups or hoods are generally directional lamps, and bulbs, candle bulbs and the like are non-directional lamps.

(EU) No 1194/2012 is for non-directional lights, so non-directional light bulbs are also included in this directive. However, this directive has only efficacy requirements for non-directional LED bulbs. The (EU) No 1194/2012 directive is for directional lights, LED lights (both directional and non-directional) and their associated equipment (including luminaires and controllers). Therefore, when making ErP for LED lamps with non-directional lamps, it is necessary to consider both (EC) No 244/2009 and (EU) No 1194/2012.

(EU) No 1194/2012 Directive was issued on December 14, 2012, and the day after the release of the document took effect on January 4, 2013. Next we will introduce the order of the instructions.

First, the scope

As with standards, directives also have their own range of products. In this section, we will learn what products are the products to be regulated, and what products are exempt from the requirements of the directives. Products covered by this scope of the directive include:

(a) directional light;

(b) a light emitting diode (LED) lamp;

(c) Equipment installed between the lamp and the main power source (including luminaire controllers, controls and luminaires, but excluding ballasts and luminaires using fluorescent and gas discharge lamps);

This includes when they are integrated into other products.

This instruction also evaluates the information for a particular purpose product. If the LED module indicates that it is part of a luminaire and the number of markets placed on the market does not exceed 200 per year, it is outside the scope of this directive.

Unfinished , please refer to the March issue of Gaogong LED 's " LED Good Products" magazine.

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