Starting today, September 1st, the new labels for light sources come into effect. The system aims to introduce simpler and smarter information, with the aim of offering consumers important tools to improve energy efficiency by following what has already been done with household appliances (more details on the labels for the energy classes of household appliances are available at the link at the end of the article).
The new energy labels for light sources arrive: Selctra’s opinion
Selectra, a free rate comparison service, reminds all consumers of the arrival of the new energy labels for light sources. Antoine Arel, co-founder of Selectra Italia. in this regard, he underlines: “The Energy Label is a fundamental tool that can raise awareness on daily energy consumption: by providing information on the characteristics and energy consumption of each model on sale, it helps consumers at the time of purchase in the choice of appliance or the light bulb that best suits your needs “.
According to Selectra, the savings guaranteed by low consumption light bulbs are significant. An LED bulb (about 35 kWh per year of consumption) has an average cost of 7 euros per year in the bill. A halogen bulb (about 123 kWh per year of consumption) costs an average of 25 euros. The first bulb will now be in class D or E while the second in class F. The “old” incandescent bulbs record a consumption of 175 kWh / year with an average cost of 35 euros / year.
How the new system works
The new energy label system provides a scale of 7 energy efficiency classes, from green to red. It goes from A (best) to G (worst). It should be noted that there will no longer be indications of the type “A ++++”. Note that the standard provides for a periodic rescaling which will be carried out approximately every 10 years or when a significant percentage of models will be present in the two highest bands.
Energy labels for light sources highlight energy consumption in kWh when switched on for 1,000 hours. A QR Code is also introduced to allow users to access more information about the product.