Brussels Changes the labels of the bulbs: What are the best to dodge the record of light?

The new Energy Efficiency Label (EEA) has entered into force for manufacturers and, from September 1, it has also been extended to the labeling of light bulbs a

Brussels Changes the labels of the bulbs: What are the best to dodge the record of light?

The new Energy Efficiency Label (EEA) has entered into force for manufacturers and, from September 1, it has also been extended to the labeling of light bulbs and light sources. Coinciding with these times in which light exceeds historical limits, the new labeling promoted by the European Commission, aims to simplify and digitize information on these products.

"The energy label is a fundamental tool of savings about our daily energy consumption, since it helps consumers choose the appliance or bulb that best suits your need," says Jaime Arbona, select director.

The energy label indicates the degree of efficiency in the consumption of the devices. However, the technological advance of recent years has made these becoming more efficient. In that sense, the previous classification system that forced the creation of subcategories, (A, A +, A ++ and A +++) has become obsolete. These are your main changes:

The new scale of the label eliminates subclasses with the '+' symbol and maintains exclusively 7 kinds of energy efficiency. Thus, the new categories remain colored from green to red, and accompanied by a hierarchy by letters at (better) to G (worse).

"There is aware that a bulb is not what affects you the most about the invoice, but you have to understand the labeling because it is a saving, but it is not the same a bulb G that a refrigerator G", points out a selection spokesman .

However, as far as light bulbs are concerned, which was before, from now on it will be D. That is, the categories of A to C will remain empty until new innovations. "This is done since the Commission to force companies to innovate and create increasingly efficient products," says sources of the company. In that sense, it will be periodically readjusted every 10 years or when a significant percentage of models is situated in the two highest efficiency classes.

"This will be restructured when more efficient bulbs are manufactured than the ones there are now, but now there is nothing more efficient than the LED and has to be in d, but it does not mean that it is bad, on the contrary, they are the most efficient that there is "They assure from the company.

In this sense, the most efficient market bulbs are currently LEDs (D and E), followed by fluorescent (F), and halogen (G). "According to the estimates of the European Commission, the new energy labels for appliances and bulbs could help save 38 TWh / year in 2030, which corresponds to the annual consumption of a country like Hungary," says the company in a statement.

The new labels will not only show the name, the brand and the model, but will include the energy consumption in KWH for every 1000 hours of use and the energy efficiency category of the model. In addition, the new labeling is digitized. From now on, you can scan with the smartphone a QR code that will allow you to find additional information about the product from the European BSE of European Product Registry for Energy Labeling, (EPREL).

Updated Date: 04 September 2021, 23:51

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