On 12 December, the Commission adopted new eco-design requirements for directional lamps, light-emitting diode lamps and related equipment. The mandatory eco-design requirements apply to products placed on the EU market wherever they are installed or used. The requirements focus on energy consumption in the use phase along with mercury content and mercury emissions. The eco-design requirements will be introduced in three stages, from 1 September 2013, 2014 and 2016.

The Commission Regulation 1194/2012 is available here: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2012:342:0001:0022:EN:PDF