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Mathias Luminaires et Décoration CE Marking and European directives applicable to luminaires

CE Marking (for "European Conformity") is required when placing a luminaire on the market. It expresses its compliance in 3 fields :

                   Mathais Luminaires et Décoration Directives for safety of the users :

LVD Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC): it sets out the standards for construction of electrical equipment. It is EN60598 for lighting fixtures.

Electro Magnetic Compatibility EMC Directive (2004/108/EC): it covers electronic equipment that may cause electromagnetic interference or may be affected by interference from other devices.

                   Mathais Luminaires et Décoration Directives for environmental protection :

RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC & 2011/65 /EU)
Restriction of use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment : this directive requires the restriction of certain hazardous substances (lead, mercury, cadmium ...) in electrical equipment.

                   Mathais Luminaires et Décoration Directives for Energy Efficiency :

EUP Directive (32/2005/EC) & ERP Directive (2009/125/EC), about electricity consumption of the products. Its goal is to reduce the consumption of electrical and electronic equipment through better design (eco-design).

Energy Labelling Directive (2012/874/EC) requires energy labelling of electrical lamps and luminaires in stores.

Mathias Luminaires et Décoration Focus on Energy labelling

The European Directive 2012/874/EC requires the labelling of the energy efficiency of bulbs and luminaires. This  information is given via a standardized label clearly visible on the products in stores. The label indicates energy classes from A ++ (energy efficient) to E (very low energy efficiency).

The goal of this directive is to push out from the European market the least efficient appliances, by informing and educating consumers. It is an incentive for the purchase of more efficient appliances.