EU Green Deal Impact On The Lighting Industry
Ourania Georgoutsakou talks to LpS Digital about the EU Green Deal and how it will impact the lighting industry.  The value of lighting in Europe is estimated to be in excess of 20 EUR billion annual turnover, generating 100,000 jobs.  Will Europe be the worlds first climate neutral continent... Read more
New Zhaga Hub Launched
Watch Dee Denteneer explain the new Zhaga Hub whose mission is to standardise interfaces of components of LED luminaires.  Zhaga has a series of specifications, known as Books. Each Book defines the interface of one or more components of an LED luminaire. Such components include LED light engines, LED... Read more
Healthy Buildings Publication From European Working Group
Lighting Europe has teamed up with 7 other organisations to call for Indoor Environmental Quality. Addressing the potential of lighting, heating/cooling, ventilation, building automation and engineering technologies to deliver better buildings for people, read the joint recommendations on how the EU Renovation Wave initiative can deliver. IEQ Gathering Manifesto... Read more
Time For An EU Renovation Budget?
The homes we live in are by far the world’s biggest asset class, representing worth €150 trillion, or 20 times the amount of gold ever mined. As such, they are too big to fail, says Brook Riley, Head of EU affairs at the Rockwool Group, a world leader in... Read more
ILP Fights For Economic Policy Reform In UK Government
Today sees the House of Lords in the UK debating the economic lessons learned from the Covid 19 pandemic and the measures necessary to repair the UK economy. The Institution of Lighting Professionals has written to each Peer who has applied to participate in Lord Eatwell’s debate, highlighting that... Read more
Global Lighting Association Issues Safety Guidance For UV Disinfection
The Global Lighting Association has issued a Position Statement containing guidelines for the safe use of UV-C devices. Germicidal ultraviolet irradiation is a proven methodology for inactivating viruses on solid surfaces, in water and in air. As such it is expected to be a useful tool in the fight... Read more
Circular Economy Thinking
The European Commission advocates a new Circular Economy Action Plan – one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal, Europe’s new agenda for sustainable growth. With measures along the entire life cycle of products, the new Action Plan aims to make the economy fit for a green future,... Read more
Global Lighting Association Elects New Exec Committee
The Global Lighting Association elects new Executive Committee, foreshadowing active advocacy programmes. The Global Lighting Association (GLA) met earlier this month in Tokyo and elected an inaugural Executive Committee in anticipation of its incorporation as a non-profit association in Switzerland.  Completion of the incorporation process is expected early in... Read more
Consortium Update: MD-SIG Integrates Into The Zhaga Consortium
Zhaga and MD-SIG have announced that they have agreed to align their efforts and to proceed as a single organisation under the Zhaga Consortium.  Zhaga members have access to the former MD-SIG specifications as part of their Zhaga membership. The Module-Driver Interface Special Interest Group (MD-SIG) is a global... Read more
The Single Market Requires Better Enforcement Of EU Rules
Whilst great progress has been made over the past decades to complete the European Single Market, an ever-increasing number of non-compliant products, including lighting products, remain easily accessible to end-users. The lighting industry is coping with many rules. The European Commission has published its new requirements on Eco-design and... Read more
Ecodesign And Energy Labelling Guidelines Published
The European Commission has published Regulation (EU) 2019/2020 on ecodesign requirements for lighting and Regulation (EU) 2019/2015 on energy labelling for lighting which will apply in all EU Member States from September 2021. LightingEurope has prepared guidelines to help companies comply. The two regulations published in the Official Journal... Read more
EU Aims For Better Regulation
October saw LightingEurope call upon EU institutions to pursue their Better Regulation Agenda Brussels.  Commissioner-designates presented their vision and objectives for their portfolios to the members of the European Parliament.  LightingEurope were in attendance following the debates with great interest.  Their role is to engage with this legislature to... Read more
EU Circular Economy Policies are Impacting Lighting Product Design and Business Models
By Ourania Georgoutsakou, Secretary General, LightingEurope. The EU is driving change to achieve its vision for a Circular Economy through a combination of strategies and regulations that address a product’s entire life cycle. New requirements are emerging addressing such diverse issues as the quality and variety of the plastics... Read more
Key Principles for the Ecodesign Framework to Continue to Deliver Substantial Energy Savings
Key Principles for the Ecodesign Framework to Continue to Deliver Substantial Energy Savings The European Parliament has adopted its own-initiative report on the implementation of the Ecodesign Directive, while the European Commission is now more than halfway through the 2016-2019 Ecodesign Work Plan.6 Industry Associations, representing the heating, cooling,... Read more