In July, Member state experts supported new eco-design standards for directional lamps, LED lamps and related equipment. The proposal introduces increasingly stringent energy efficiency standards in 2013, 2014 and 2016. The proposal has now passed to the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament, which have three months to raise objections.

The draft Regulation is available here: http://env-ngo.eupnetwork.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Produktgruppen/Lots/Working_Documents/Directional_Lighting_draft_regulation.pdf