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Supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of light sources
ANNEX IX

ANNEX IX — Verification procedure for market surveillance purposes

The verification tolerances defined in this Annex relate only to the verification by Member State authorities of the declared values and shall not be used by the supplier as an allowed tolerance to establish the values in the technical documentation or in interpreting these values with a view to achieving compliance or to communicate better performance by any means. The values and classes published on the label or in the product information sheet shall not be more favourable for the supplier than the values declared in the technical documentation.

Where a model has been designed to be able to detect it is being tested (e.g. by recognising the test conditions or test cycle), and to react specifically by automatically altering its performance during the test with the objective of reaching a more favourable level for any of the parameters specified in this Regulation or included in the technical documentation or included in any of the documentation provided, the model and all equivalent models shall be considered not compliant.

As part of verifying the compliance of a product model with the requirements laid down in this Delegated Regulation, the authorities of the Member States shall apply the following procedure:

  1. The Member State authorities shall verify one single unit of the model for points 2(a) and 2(b) of this Annex.

    The Member State authorities shall verify 10 units of the light source model for point 2(c) of this Annex. The verification tolerances are laid down in Table 9 of this Annex.

  2. The model shall be considered to comply with the applicable requirements if:
    1. the values given in the technical documentation pursuant to point 3 of Article 3 of Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 (declared values), and, where applicable, the values used to calculate these values, are not more favourable for the supplier than the corresponding values given in the test reports; and
    2. the values published on the label and in the product information sheet are not more favourable for the supplier than the declared values, and the indicated energy efficiency class is not more favourable for the supplier than the class determined by the declared values; and
    3. when the Member State authorities test the units of the model, the determined values comply with the respective verification tolerances as given in Table 9, where determined value means the arithmetical mean over the tested units of the measured values for a given parameter or the arithmetical mean of parameter values calculated from other measured values.
  3. If the results referred to in point 2(a), (b) or (c) are not achieved, the model and all equivalent models shall be considered not to comply with this Regulation.
  4. The Member State authorities shall provide all relevant information to the authorities of the other Member States and to the Commission without delay after a decision is taken on the non-compliance of the model in accordance with point 3 of this Annex.

The Member State authorities shall only apply the verification tolerances that are set out in Table 9 and shall use only the procedure described in this Annex. For the parameters in Table 9, no other tolerances, such as those set out in harmonised standards or in any other measurement method, shall be applied.

Table 9

Verification tolerances

ParameterSample sizeVerification tolerances
Full-load on-mode power Pon [W]:
Pon ≤ 2W10The determined value shall not exceed the declared value by more than 0,20 W.
2W < Pon ≤ 5W10The determined value shall not exceed the declared value by more than 10 %.
5W < Pon ≤ 25W10The determined value shall not exceed the declared value by more than 5 %.
25W < Pon ≤ 100W10The determined value shall not exceed the declared value by more than 5 %.
100W < Pon10The determined value shall not exceed the declared value by more than 2,5 %.
Displacement factor [0-1]10The determined value shall not be less than the declared value minus 0,1 units.
Useful luminous flux Φuse [lm]10The determined value shall not be less than the declared value minus 10 %.
Standby power Psb and networked standby power Pnet [W]10The determined value shall not exceed the declared value by more than 0,10 W.
CRI and R9 [0-100]10The determined value shall not be less than the declared value by more than 2,0 units.
Flicker [Pst LM] and stroboscopic effect [SVM]10The determined value shall not exceed the declared value by more than 0,1 or by more than 10 % if the declared value is more than 1,0
Colour consistency [MacAdam ellips steps]10The determined number of steps shall not exceed the declared number of steps. The centre of the MacAdam ellipse shall be the centre declared by the supplier with a tolerance of 0,005 units.
Beam angle (degrees)10The determined value shall not deviate from the declared value by more than 25 %.
Total mains efficacy ηTM [lm/W]10The determined value (quotient) shall not be less than the declared value minus 5 %.
Lumen maintenance factor (for LED and OLED)10The determined XLMF% of the sample shall not be less than XLMF, MIN% according to the text in Annex V of Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/2020(1).

Survival factor

(for LED and OLED)

10At least 9 light sources of the test sample must be operational after completing the endurance test in Annex V of Regulation (EU) 2019/2020.
Excitation purity [%]10The determined value shall not be less than the declared value minus 5 %.
Correlated colour temperature [K]10The determined value shall not deviate from the declared value by more than 10 %.
Peak luminous intensity [cd]10The determined value shall not deviate from the declared value by more than 25 %.

For light sources with linear geometry which are scalable but of very long length, such as LED strips or strings, verification testing of market surveillance authorities shall consider a length of 50 cm, or, if the light source is not scalable there, the nearest value to 50 cm. The light source supplier shall indicate which control gear is suitable for this length.

When verifying if a product is a light source, market surveillance authorities shall compare the measured values for chromaticity coordinates (x and y), luminous flux, luminous flux density, and colour rendering index directly with the limit values set out in the definition for light source of Article 2 of this Regulation, without applying any tolerances. If any of the 10 units in the sample satisfies the conditions for being a light source, the product model shall be considered to be a light source.

Light sources that allow the end-user to control, manually or automatically, directly or remotely, the luminous intensity, colour, correlated colour temperature, spectrum, and/or beam angle of the emitted light shall be evaluated using the reference control setting.