Lighting up a home with LED sources is the equivalent of planting 16 trees
A study conducted by Politecnico di Milano has calculated that the average consumption of a standard block of flats lit with 80 halogen lamps for 375 hours/year is 3,000 kWh/year. An intervention replacing these with Led sources would result in an estimated energy saving of at least 60%, a percentage that increases to 78% in […]
IMM Cologne is back after a two-year hiatus with new dates
IMM Cologne, the time-honoured furniture exhibition fair and the direct competitor of the Milan Furniture Fair, will be back in 2023 after a two-year hiatus at a new time of year and with a revamped format. The Spring Edition, as it is now called, will be held from 4 to 7 June 2023, just […]
Why 24Vdc instead of 12Vdc?
The LED luminaire operating voltage, also defined as constant voltage with the Vdc abbreviation (Volts of direct current – continuous voltage), varies according to the type of LED and the design specifications. It indicates the voltage applied to the LED circuit heads (i.e. the supply terminals), whether in cluster or linear circuit. The correlation […]
EUMA PROJECT: the ECODESIGN ECOLABELLING Guidelines of Domus Line
EUMA (European Market Access) is the Domus Line project aimed at the correct implementation and adaptation of all products to the new EU regulations – commonly known as Ecodesign and Energy Labelling -, which is essential to maintain the CE conformity of articles, and thus allow them to be marketed in the EU market. The […]
Technical changes to the UKCA regime (UK Conformity Assessment)
On 20 June 2022, the UK government announced a series of changes designed to simplify the application of the new conformity markings for most of the products placed on the market in England, Scotland and Wales. The UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking is mandatory for a number of products, including luminaires, and its purpose is […]
THE VALUE AND IMPORTANCE OF SYSTEM CERTIFICATION
Want to update your lighting system? How to avoid the 10 most common mistakes!
Thinking of updating a lighting system and don’t know what you should be looking out for? Follow our tips to avoid making the 10 most common mistakes. Rule no. 1: request a sample and do a test beforehand This is probably the most common mistake of them all; so it’s well worth noting. Always […]
The new EU regulations on ecodesign and energy labelling have been published: what’s new?
Regulations EU 2019/2020 on ecodesign and 2019/2015 on energy labelling were published in the European Union Official Journal last December. With these new regulations specific to the lighting sector, the European Commission has introduced, from 2021, the new design criteria and a new energy label with “rescaled” classes. There is no doubt that this will […]
Customs duties? The real war is fought on non-tariff barriers!
Despite the recent agreement, the tariffs war being fought between the United States and China seems more like a chess game between the two main global economies, in which the moves made by the US President are followed by the counter-attacks of the President of the People’s Republic of China. The rhetoric around this war […]
The new WEEE Directive on electric and electronic waste: what will change from 15th August 2018?
From 15th August 2018 “open scope” will come into force, the update of the WEEE Directive which has been regulated the disposal of electric and electronic equipment waste in the European market for many years. This update will introduce a new classification of electrical and electronic devices with six new categories: Temperature exchange equipment (fridges, freezers, air conditioning, etc.). Screens, […]