CE Certification for Bulbs

CE Mark on the bulbs that are provided to consumers includes various requirements like RoHS, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), Eco-Design and safety. Though the EMC, RoHS and security requirements have been addressed intensively for years, Eco-Design requirement has been added to these recently.

These 4 requirements are imperative for all bulbs regardless of where they are used. The products covered under Eco-Design must bear the CE mark and manufacturers need to declare their conformity within the framework of the Energy Related Products Directive 2009/125/ EC.

Energy efficiency, safety & other legal requirements have been introduced for lighting products that the consumers need to fulfill within the borders of the European Union. The standards and directives that should be taken into consideration for CE marking the bulbs and the preparation of the declaration of conformity are:

  • Low Voltage Directive (LVD) - 2014/35/EU
  • TS EN 61347 Lamp control system
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC) - 2014/30/EU
  • Electromagnetic interference (EMI)
  • TS EN 55015 Limit values ​​and measurement methods of radio distortion characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment
  • TS EN 61000 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • TS EN 62493 Inspection of illumination equipment for people exposed to electromagnetic fields
  • Electromagnetic sensitivity
  • TS EN 61547 General lighting devices - EMC immunity rules
  • TS EN 61000 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • 2009/125/EC Energy Related Products Directive (Eco-Design)
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  • 2011/65/EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive
  • TS EN IEC 63000 Technical documentation for the evaluation of electrical and electronic products according to the limitation of hazardous substances.

For producing a good product, the production and design must be in line with the aforementioned safety standards. These standards include equipment such as lamp holders called luminaires in the lighting industry and lamps. Products designed and manufactured corresponding to these standards are normally subject to legal regulations of the Low Voltage Directive (LVD), the Electrical Equipment Safety Directive and the General Product Safety Directive.

The European Union Directives have many more requirements in addition to safety that have to be taken into account during the design, production & final disposal of the lighting product. Some of these additional requirements are:

  • Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC): This directive is applicable on electrical and electronic products and comprehends the immunity to electromagnetic interference and electromagnetic emissions.
  • Energy Related Products Directive (ERP): This applies mostly on lighting products and covers minimum energy efficiency & performance considerations.
  • Resistance of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS): Applies to all electrical products and prevents use of certain substances.
    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE): Applies to all electrical products and covers the disposal and recycling of waste.
  • Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals Directive (REACH): It is applicable on all products and covers the notification and restriction of certain chemicals.
  • Energy labeling (of lamps): It is the application of energy labeling between LV and is applied to residential lamps, though it can be extended to all lamps.

CE mark is only applied on some types of lighting products. The CE marking of the product is done after completion of the required documentation and declaration of conformity. This proves that the products are manufactured in accordance with the requirements stated in the directives mentioned above.

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