On 26 September 2012, Regulation No. 874/2012 on the energy labelling of electrical lamps and luminaires was published in the EU’s Official Journal. For example, the Regulation imposes an obligation on suppliers of electrical lamps, irrespective of whether these are sold individually or together with luminaires, to print a label on the packaging in which the electrical lamps are contained in accordance with the specifications laid down in Annex I to the Regulation. The Regulations imposes further obligations on suppliers and dealers of electrical lamps and luminaires to provide specific information (such as the energy efficiency class) in advertisements, technical promotional materials and when requested to do so by Member State authorities.

The full text of Regulation No. 874/2012 can be read here: http://eurlex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2012:258:0001:0020:EN:PDF