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

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 Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU transposed into French law by decree 2015-1083:
It sets out the standards for construction of electrical equipment.

Electro Magnetic Compatibility EMC Directive 2014/30/EU 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/EU transposed into French law by decree n° 2013-988 and amended by directive 2015/863/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.

WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU) 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 :

Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC :  It is establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products .

- Commission regulation (EU) 2019/2020  laying down ecodesign requirements for light sources and separate control gears: its goal is to reduce the consumption of electrical and electronic equipment through better design.
- Commission delegated regulation (EU) 2019/2015
with regard to energy labelling of light sources :

It introduces revised energy labelling requirements for light sources , indicating the energy efficiency class (from A, high energy efficiency class to G very low energy efficiency class).

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.