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Energy: Light Bulbs

Volume 718: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to monitor the number of eco-friendly light bulbs that fail after less than four years. [HL2914]

Through Commission Regulation (244/2009/EC), requirements are set on lumen maintenance and survival factors for non-directional household lamps placed on the European market, as well as energy efficiency requirements.

The National Measurement Office has the enforcement responsibility for this regulation and will be carrying out a programme of product testing. The tests will be targeted on products that are known to have a higher risk of non-compliance.