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Understanding The Dangers of Fluorescent Light Bulbs
The energy efficiency of CFLs may be significant, but unlike traditional light bulbs, there is a hidden danger sealed inside each little bulb that requires special handling and disposal.

LED & Artificial Light Guide
This guide explains the various lighting technologies for indoor artificial lighting, with explanations on light quality, efficiency, longevity and various health and usability factors included. The guide contains detailed information on the most common lamp types such as incandescents, fluorescents and LEDs.

Phase out of incandescent lamps
This paper was prepared for the Energy Efficiency Working Party in October 2009. It was drafted by the IEA Energy Efficiency and Environment Division (EED). This paper reflects the views of the IEA Secretariat and may not necessarily reflect the views of the individual IEA member countries.

Energy Efficiency – the first fuel for the EU Economy
While energy efficiency investments in buildings have been taking place for decades, the EU today finds itself in a place where these investments have become strategically important due to the high level of energy imports required by the EU bloc (55% in 2012 and costing EUR 400bn), rising energy prices and the need to increase ambition in tackling climate change in 20301. A number of the policies and markets which guide energy efficiency investments are still relatively new and will take time to have their full impact.

Enviromental videos
We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate. The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort.

Typical Lumen Outputs and Energy Costs for Outdoor Lighting
The table lists initial and maintained lamp lumen outputs for typical products, or specific products if indicated. For products with a range of outputs at a given wattage, the highest typical values are listed. These initial output values are the values considered by most lighting codes that specify shielding requirements based on threshold lamp lumen outputs or limit total lamp lumen outputs for development projects.

With the introduction of the photobiological risk evaluation in working places required by Directive 2006/25/EC it became important for lighting equipment manufacturers to deliver radiation data and to assist the employers to evaluate the exposure and assessment of risk in working places. This demand of data has been evaluated in standardization committees leading to several considerations and modifications of standards to guarantee a high level of optical safety and to provide enough information for products which need attention at use.

Guide for the Application of the Commission Regulation (Eu) No. 1194/2012
This guide is published at a time when the lighting industry is undergoing unprecedented change arising from the introduction of LED technology. It is not exaggerated to say that this new technology will revolutionize our understanding of lighting. It is in this context that LightingEurope has decided to bring you this guidance document in order to enable us all to seize the full opportunities of LED lighting based on a joint understanding of the regulations in place.

LightingEurope Questions & Answers on the Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1194/2012
Questions & Answers on the Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1194/2012 setting requirements for directional lamps, light emitting diodes lamps and related equipment

Adaptive road lighting: an intelligent alternative to simply switching off at night
There is a general tendency amongst national and regional authorities throughout Europe to switch off public lighting on roads, either completely or more commonly, during parts of the night to reduce energy costs in public spending.

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