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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 :

LVDLow Voltage Directive (2014/35/UE transposed into French law by decree 2015-1083) :
It sets out the standards for construction of electrical equipment. It is EN 60598 for lighting fixtures.

Electro Magnetic Compatibility EMC Directive (2014/30/UE transposed into French law by decree 2015-1084) :
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 (2011/65/UE transposed into French law by decree n° 2013-988) :
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.

WEEE Directive (2012/19/UE) on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment :
Since August 15, 2018, household lighting fixtures have entered the scope of this regulation and are subject to a visible billing of eco-participation. The regulation imposes the affixing of a "crossed-out dustbin" symbol on all products, which indicates that the used equipment must be sorted and handed over to the WEEE sector.

                   Mathais Luminaires et Décoration Directives for Energy Efficiency :

EUP (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 ((UE) 2017/1369  and delegated regulation 2012/874/EC) requires energy labelling of electrical lamps and luminaires in stores.
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.