The Commission confirms that efficient LED spots are mature and less efficient lamps can be basically banned in 2016.
Stage 3 directional lighting will enter into force
The European Commission has published its market assessment of directional lamps, showing that efficient LED spot lamps are available, affordable, equivalent in terms of functionality and compatible with equipment used between the mains and the lamp. Consequently, the requirements for the implementation of stage 3 of Ecodesign regulation No. 1194/2012 are met. Stage 3 will leave only efficient spot lamps on the market after September 2016 - basically LED spots.