Changes on product names and packaging
In addition the EU directive provides that the term “energy-saving" may only be applied to products with Energy Level A. In the future, packaging for energy-saving products is to provide information very simply on wattage, energy level, light color etc. with the help of pictograms. The new directive will also lay down new minimum quality requirements for lamps – to the benefit of the consumer.
OSRAM aim: a lot of light with energy saving
The EU energy label provides information on power efficiency of an energy using product and alleviates the comparison between domestic appliances. Products are classified in determined energy efficiency classes for an easy appraisal and comparison. These go from A to G while products with energy label A display the lowest energy consumption.
Since 1 September 2010 the term "energy saving" product may only be used for products of energy saving class A.