Comments from Germany on GRE/2017/2 (Proposal for Supplement 7 to the original version of Regulation No. 128)
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General observations from Germany concerning all documents related to “LED substitute light sources”.

Reference Number: GRE-77-29
Origin: Germany
Date: 5 April 2017
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
GRE/2017/2 | Proposal for Supplement 7 to the original version of Regulation No. 128
GRE/2017/21 | Proposal for Supplement 7 to the original version of Regulation No. 128
Discussion(s):
Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 77 | 4-7 Apr 2017

14. The expert of Germany commented on the GTB proposals (GRE-77-29). GRE generally advocated the idea of allowing for LED substitute lights sources, given their high energy efficiency. At the same time, the experts from France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and UK pointed out the risks associated with the improper use of aftermarket LED products in lamps, which were not approved for such light sources, and called for developing a set of preventive measures, including raising public awareness and giving warnings to consumers. Several technical issues were also questioned, in particular, the proposed G-marking for LEDs with a correlated colour temperature below 3,000 K. GRE invited GTB to address the comments received and agreed to continue the consideration of this issue at the next session on the basis of revised documents to be prepared by GTB.