Ecodesign status: Final regulation

Labelling status: Final regulation

244/2009 and 874/2012: Domestic lighting; incandescent, halogen, LED and compact fluorescent lamps

Last updated: 14 December 2018

Regulatory committee upcoming. Draft proposal can be retieved here.


Ecodesign regulation 244/2009 (amended by regulations 859/2009 and 2015/1428) sets minimum requirements for energy efficiency and functionality for lamps that are typically used in households (incandescent lamps, halogen lamps and compact fluorescent lamps). It includes mandatory requirements to indicate mercury content on CFL packaging and reference to a website with information of recycling.


Labelling regulation 874/2012 for electrical lamps and luminaires includes:

  • filament lamps
  • flourescent lamps
  • high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps
  • LED lamps and LED modules

Ecodesign requirements for luminaires, reflector lamps and LEDs are specified here (Lot 19, part II).

Date Process Key documents
2017-12-12 Consultation Forum

Explanatory memorandum (doc)

WD ecodesign (docx)

WD labelling (docx)

Comments (zip)

2015-12 Revision study finalized

Revision study. Tasks: 0 (pdf), 1 (pdf),1 annexes (pdf), 2 (pdf), 3 (pdf), 4 (pdf), 5 (pdf), 6 (pdf), 7 (pdf)


Regulation 2015/1428 (pdf) in force


Explanatory memorandum (pdf)

2014-05 Consultation Forum

WD (doc)

2013-08 Updated guidance documents

Lighting guide version 2 (pdf)
Questions and answers version 2 (pdf)

2013-05 Lighting guide published

Lighting guide (pdf)

Annex to M495 technical update (xls)

FAQ:s (pdf)

2012-07 Labelling requirements

Adopted Labelling regulation 874/2012 (pdf)

2009-09 Final amendment entered into force, with retroactive effect from 1 Sept 2009.

Final amendment (pdf)

2009-04 Regulation enters into force

Final regulation 244/2009 (pdf)


eceee B Class Halogens eceee report ( pdf)

None Study (reflector lamps, LEDs etc) Part 1, finalized

 Final report part 1 ( zip)