LED bulbs and lamps of Europe and the United States energy efficiency requirements interpretation

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At present, the natural resources are becoming increasingly tense, the contradiction between man and nature is becoming more and more prominent. How to save the natural resources and maintain the long-term ecological balance of the earth is an important problem we face. For a long time, the energy consumed by lighting has been a large part of the total energy consumption of human beings, and 20% to 50% of the total energy consumption of households and offices is from lighting. LED light source as a new generation of energy-efficient lighting products, because of its energy saving, environmental protection, long life, environmental adaptability and other advantages, has been more and more countries focus. At present, LED light source with the decline in the cost of more and more popular, all countries are LED lights and LED lamps energy efficiency testing also put forward their own requirements. This article on the main energy consumption certification in Europe and America in the LED light source and lighting requirements to be a brief introduction.
1. Energy efficiency requirements in Europe
Europe's energy efficiency requirements are mainly represented by the EU's ErP requirements. The ErP instruction, like the LVD directive and the EMC directive, is also incorporated into the CE system of the European Union. So the relevant products must meet the ErP requirements in order to mark the product name on the CE mark and the designated body responsible for market supervision, is the EU's enforcement requirements. In the lighting products, since 2009 the EU launched for non-directional light source (mainly halogen, fluorescent energy-saving lamps) EC244 / 2009 and for fluorescent tubes, ballasts and the composition of the lamp after the EC245 / 2009, in the December 2012 and launched for all LED bulbs and directional light source EU1194 / 2012, the following we focus on LED lighting products related requirements to make a brief introduction.
First, it is divided into three stages to achieve this requirement, the first stage is September 1, 2013, the second stage is September 1, 2014, the third stage is September 1, 2016. It requires that the EU1194-compliant light source, including the LED light source, meet the following EEI requirements:
    In addition all LED light source and LED lamps should meet the following test requirements:
In accordance with the provisions of each test requirements are required to take 20 samples of the average and the table required to make judgments. The entire test cycle is at least 6000 hours.
2. US energy efficiency requirements
The current energy efficiency requirements for LED bulbs and luminaires in the United States are mainly focused on the Lighting Facts label, Energy Star and DLC, all of which are voluntary requirements. Also in California, the need for mobile LED lighting to meet California energy consumption Of the special requirements, this is a mandatory requirement. The following are:
(1) Energy efficiency requirements for Lighting Facts label
It is the US Department of Energy (DoE) announced the implementation of the energy efficiency label, currently only for LED lighting products, it launched the intention is "Give them the Facts", is to make the lighting products to achieve more specific and more reliable information requirements , From five aspects to tell customers the product of the real performance parameters: the initial lumen lm, the initial light efficiency lm / W, input power W, the relevant color temperature CCT, color rendering index CRI. Two additional indicators were added to the requirements of the lighting facts promulgated in October 2012, respectively, "Quality Assurance" and "Lumen Maintenance Rate" indicators based on the LM-80 and TM-21 tests. Applicable LED lighting products range is: AC mains or DC power supply complete lighting, low voltage 12V AC or DC lamps, LED lights can be separated from the power, linear or modular products. Not applicable LED lighting products are: solar or battery-powered LED lamps, unlimited length and shape of the LED lights and LED lights. Energy test of Lighting Facts label Requirements for laboratory qualification must be independent third party and validated by the accredited laboratory test data and reports. And then the customer can entrust the laboratory registration or their own to register online after the entry into force. The current registration fee is free.
(2) Energy efficiency requirements for ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR
The ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR logo was created by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) in 1992 to ensure that the energy efficiency of the listed products meets regulatory requirements.
At present, the ENERGY STAR requirements for LED lighting products are mainly for LED bulbs Integral LED Lamps V1.4, effective on May 13, 2011, and Luminaires V1.2 for LED lamps, effective December 21, 2012 day. There are three main types of LED bulbs: non-directional lights, directional lights and non-standard lights. It has a strict requirement for the associated photoelectric parameters and lumen maintenance and longevity of the LED bulb, and its life assessment is based on the L70 method to select the lumen maintenance data for 6000 hours or more to evaluate its life. Of the test for a long time, Integral LED Lamps V1.4 also uses a similar fluorescent energy-saving lamp method can meet the relevant conditions in the case can be submitted after 3000 hours pre-application, if the conditions can be satisfied in advance on the product can print Energy Star Logo into the market sales, his prerequisite is to require the use of LED chips have passed the LM-80 test report, in addition, the current Integral LED Lamps V1.4 on the LED bulb color temperature is also provided for the provisions can only be selected in line with ANSI_ANSLG C78.377 -2011 requirements of 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000K four color temperature.

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