Latest Electronic Tech News About EuP

Most significant eco regulation to date

  This article talks about the implementation of the requirements of European Union regulation 640/2009   Here are the regulation dates for motors (0.75-375 kW) put on the market in the EU: 16 Jun 2011: IE2 min. efficiency.1 Jan 2015: for motors with rated output 7.5-375…

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EuP, ErP and all that

Thought for the day:   “We should push for further development of and rapid agreement on existing EU energy efficiency proposals over the next 5 years, including improvements to the energy and environmental performance of products and buildings. The EU needs to provide its industry with clear, long term targets that…

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LED's and legislation

Background Light emitting diodes or LEDs are increasingly used for lighting applications and in displays. This trend is due to research into brighter and more energy efficient devices that are able to compete with fluorescent lamps that contain small amounts of mercury. LED lighting is often used in homes, offices…

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EuP / energy related products update

The European Parliament has adopted the European Commission’s (EC) proposal to widen the scope of the Eco-design Directive 2005/32/EC to include energy related products. Until now the directive was referred to as the Energy using Products Directive (EuP) that was limited to products that consume energy…

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EuP scope to widen

According to the excellent RE4view magazine produced by ERA Technology – Cobham Technical Services (click here for further details) the European Parliament has adopted the European Commission (EC) proposal to widen the scope of the Eco-design Directive 2005/32/EC to include energy related products. Until now the Directive has…

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Latest EuP status

Six categories falling under phase one of the Energy using Products Directive now have regulations in force. These are standby and off-mode losses, simple converter boxes for digital television, external power supplies and office, domestic and street lighting. For details on the remaining 14 categories in phase one and…

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Quick recap-what's coming

RoHS2 and REACH have been the focus of attention for the last few months. However, 2009 will see momentum building around the Energy using Products Directive (EuP…

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EuP: Phase 2 announced

With many studies well underway or completed during phase one of the Energy using Products (EuP) Directive up to 34 more were listed for possible future consideration. Based on the work by Epta, the Environmental Consultants based in Athens, a “working plan” has been agreed and the European Commission has…

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