The energy label helps you to choose a light fixture where energy efficient lights can be used.
Newly launched lights should have an energy label. Launching, means that when a light fixture or a lamp are available for the first time on the EU market. Energy labels are not added, on already launched products. Lightning that are already on the EU market can be sold as they are.
However, from the beginning of 2014 manufacturing or importing lightning without an energy label have not been permitted. The launching refers to a single light fixture or lamp and not to a model regardless if the light fixture or lamp is made as a single peace or as a mass production.
The energy class label tells you
The energy label is not equivalent in all lights
The look of the label depends on what kind of lamps can be used in the light fitting. Can they be changed, what energy class lamps can be used, does the package include lamps and what energy class the lamps are.
The lights can have either a horizontal or vertical energy label
An example of an energy label for a light
Other package labels are i.a.