New SLR Ecodesign
XAL bets on environmentally friendly luminaires
As of 1st September 2021, the extension of the Ecodesign Regulation came into force to reduce the EU's growing waste problem. The SLR (Single Lighting Regulation) is an important strategy to address the fastest growing source of waste, e-waste. Luminaires must now state whether their light sources and the control gear are replaceable. We consider environmental protection a core issue which is why almost all XAL luminaires have replaceable electronic components to help keep our environmental footprint as low as possible. The symbols for the individual parts' replaceability indicated on each luminaire mean that you know immediately which components can be easily replaced. Please contact XAL Smart Services for replacements.
XAL luminaires' replaceability
EU Ecodesign and Energy Label Regulation
New product database for lamps
In the wake of 2019's EU SLR (Single Lighting Regulation) and ELR (Energy Labelling Regulation) regulations, there is an important innovation with the new product database EPREL (European Product Registry for Energy Labelling) as of 1st September 2021. For the first time, all light sources on the market are registered in this database on the basis of defined criteria, relevant information is bundled and made easily accessible.
Climate-friendly lighting industry
By the end of 2019, all EU member states had already set themselves the target of reducing energy consumption by 55 percent by 2030 based on 1990 levels. Of this 260 TWh total, the lighting industry accounts for around 16%, or 41.9 TWh. This ambitious climate target is achievable if the energy efficiency requirements for light sources are continuously raised.
Mandatory EPREL registration for all light sources
Light sources must be registered in the EPREL database from 1st September 2021 and must comply with the clear requirements of the EU regulations. That part of the luminaire which produces light is defined as the light source. If this is sold either separately from the luminaire or to the end customer, the new energy label (energy efficiency class A to G) must be printed on the packaging. If the light source is part of a product, the information on the light source, its replaceability, and the associated service partner must be provided on the website. The luminaires themselves no longer carry an energy label. Operating devices do not require an energy label and do not have to be registered either. However, as part of a product, the information criteria of the light source apply here. For the first time, requirements are being placed on the efficiency of operating devices.