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New Energy Lightbulb Labels Come into Effect Tomorrow

The  Energy Agency released a statement this morning, confirming that the new energy labels for lightbulbs comes into effect on Wednesday the 1st of September. These labels now include a QR code, allowing customers to access further product information.   

In addition, the labels will become simpler, as products will only be classified on a scale of A to G, while the plus and minus symbols will be abolished, as they have become problematic for many customers.

With regards to lightbulbs, the labels will describe the colour of the bulb (warm neutral, neutral white and cool white), and additional information, including the average lifespan, lighting quality and wattage.

As of March this year, energy labels on many domestic products, including household and refrigeration appliances, washing machines, dishwashers and televisions were changed.

Energy labels were first introduced in 1994, as part of an European Union (EU) objective to promote energy saving, both in terms of the environment and running costs. 

Samantha Gannon

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