Intertek provides easy and cost-efficient ErP Directive compliance evaluations and declarations for mandatory CE Marking of street and office lighting products (Directive 245/2009).

The Implementing Measure (IM 245/2009) for street and office lighting took effect on April 13th, 2009. The legislation sets requirements for linear and compact fluorescent lamps without integrated ballast, for high intensity discharge lamps, and for ballasts and luminaires able to operate such lamps. There are several limitations, for instance very small HID lamps are not covered.

Products covered under this IM include: 

  • Fluorescent Lamps without Integrated Ballast
  • High-Intensity Discharge Lamps
  • Associated Ballasts & Fixtures for Fluorescent & HID Lamps

Products NOT Covered Include: 

  • Special Purpose Lamps Used in:
    • Computer Screens
    • Photocopiers
    • Tanning Appliances
    • Terrariums
  • Lamps That are Not White Light Sources
  • Directional Light Sources
  • Lamps having:
    • 6 % of total radiation of the range 250 -780 nm between 250 - 400 nm
    • 11% of total radiation of the range 250-780 nm between 630 – 780 nm
    • 5% of total radiation of the range 250-780 nm between 640 – 700 nm
    • Peak radiation between 315 – 400 (UVA) or 280 – 315 nm (UVB)
  • Double-Capped Fluorescent Lamps having Specific Diameters

Timeline and Requirements

The products covered are used in streets and offices, but also in other applications (e.g. industrial plants, shops, public buildings). Some of the requirements include:

  • "Fat" linear T12 (and T10) halophosphate lamps will be banned from 2012 with the exception of lamps for special purposes
    minimum requirements for performance of T8 and T5 linear lamps. This includes that T8 halophosphate lamps will be banned from 2010.
  • Requirements on minimum lumen maintenance levels will be introduced
  • From 2017 (eight years after the regulation takes effect) all fluorescent lamps must be designed to work with an electronic ballast
  • From 2012 new luminaires must be sold with electronic ballasts and from 2017 magnetic ballasts will not be permitted even for replacement in existing luminaires
  • Minimum performance requirements for HID (High intensity discharge) lamps, which means phasing out of HPM (High-pressure mercury) lamps, although the largest wattages are phased out first
  • 90 % of the HPS (High-pressure sodium) lamps should have a life time of more than 16000 hours
  • Metal halogen lamps should have a minimum life time of 12000 h for 80 % (frosted) and 90 % (clear)
  • Requirements of directional light sources for street lighting luminaires (not only HID) to reduce light pollution
  • Minimum performance requirements for all HID lamps to minimize mercury content