Implementing Directive 2005/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for non-directional household lamps.

The implementation of Ecodesign Directive (2005/32/EC); this primarily aims to reduce the environmental impacts of non-directional lamps, intended for household use without incurring excessive costs to the producer. One benchmark of this aim is the reduction of energy usage of non-directional lamps by 20% by the year 2020. The implementation of ecodesign is paramount, but should not reduce product performance, or bring harm to the user or the environment. Any environmental improvements made to a product must be done using cost effective technologies. The directive refers to both the RoHS (Restriction of the use of Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directives for further environmental specifications. This should aid producers by conforming to a harmonised system of regulations, while also increasing their market penetration with energy efficient products. While improving market penetration the directive also encourages best design technologies improving product quality. Lamps must conform to the internal design control system as set out in annex four of the directive.

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