This should be a given as CE is mandatory in the UK, but there are now companies in the far east openly promoting products that are compliant and ones that are not. The cost difference between compliant and non-compliant products can be as much as 40%.
It is practically impossible for a customer to know whether a suppliers product complies fully with all aspects of CE, as they ultimately don’t have the appropriate equipment for testing this. One easy way to visually identify whether a product complies is to look at the information printed on the lamp and packaging, as certain information has to be on there to comply with the ERP part of CE now.
Over many years, Philips have created a large portfolio of patents on LED lighting technologies and product design, and to date, have 1,300 granted patents. In turn, they launched their licensing programme back in 2008, with the aim of driving business within the LED lighting market.
If brands infringe on Philips patents and have not joined their licensing programme, there is a potential for legal action to be taken. We are proud to say all Fusion LED lamps comply with all aspects of CE and the Philips licensing programme to give our customers the confidence to purchase our products.
On a daily basis, new suppliers are emerging in the LED market and many of them are often newly founded companies with a poor cash flow, ultimately meaning if they have an issue with failing products and cannot afford to honour their guarantees. It is quite likely the company will go into liquidation. Where does the guarantee then lie?
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Choosing any one of the shades is a matter of personal taste, individual perception, local preference and the type of atmosphere to be created. Cultural influences should also be considered, for example people in northern Europe prefer warm white, while southern Europeans tend to choose cool white.
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You may be aware that the EU have been phasing out (banning) the manufacture of inefficient lamps over recent years, with the ultimate aim of lamps to be much more energy efficient.
Sept 2009All non-clear incandescent 100W clear incandescent
April 2010T8 Halophosphate tubes
Sept 201075W clear incandescent
Sept 201160W clear incandescent
April 2012Sodium (SON)
April 2012T12 Halophosphate
Sept 201240W & 25W clear incandescent
Sept 2013MR16 50W
Sept 2013AR111 75W & 100W
Sept 2014Reflectors incandescent
Sept 2014AR111 50W
Sept 2014MR11 & MR16, 20W & 35W
Feb 2016Incandescent striplights
March 2016Heavy duty (rough service) & vintage incandescent
Sept 2016Halogen GU10, PAR38, PAR30, PAR25 & PAR20
Sept 2016Halogen energy saving reflectors
April 2017Metal halide (quartz) ES & E40
Sept 2018Halogen energy saving candles, golfballs & GLS
Sept 2018Low Voltage halogen capsules
However, in line with all previous lamp bans, it is still legal to sell and install these lamps. Ultimately, once all existing stocks are depleted, these lamps will no longer be available. You may wish to take this opportunity to “stock up”, or alternatively ask us about other energy saving options, such as LED replacements.