The second version of the RoHS Directive, officially known as Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (recast), was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on July 1, 2011 and entered into force on July 21, 2011.
This Directive restricts the use of Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) in manufacturing of certain electrical and electronic equipment sold in the European Union.
The new RoHS Directive, also known as RoHS 2, introduces new CE marking and declaration of conformity requirements. Before placing an EEE on the market, a manufacturer / importer / distributor must ensure that the appropriate conformity assessment procedure is in line with module A of Annex II to Decision No 768/2008/EC has been carried out and affix the CE marking on the finished product. After January 2013, electronic products bearing the CE Mark must meet the requirements of this new directive.
Despite all the other type of lamp contain, in greater or lesser extent, some of these hazardous pollutants, LED lamps do not contain these substances.
In our projects we have achieved net savings of up to 80% on lighting energy bills.
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All solutions we provide are CE compliants and when we develop a particular solution we do it also to comply with it, being third party certified in all cases the customer requires.
European Standard UNE-EN 12464-1, regarding the lighting of indoor workplaces, is a good example on how to define the recommended parameters for different types of areas, tasks and activities.
The recommendations of this standard, in terms of quantity and quality of lighting, help to design lighting systems that meet the standard of quality and visual comfort, and to create a pleasant environment for users of the facilities. The aim is to achieve greater energy efficiency in buildings and facilities while reducing consumption.
There is a big variety of lamp's sockets. The standard nomenclature is used PXx where "P" is the type of fixture that connects the cap, "X" is the measure feature based on the type of base (screw diameter on the separation between the bipin pin, etc. .) and "x" refers to the number of contacts through which the connection between lamp and socket.
For example, regarding the type of fixture we can find:
B or BA are for Swan or Bayonet Cap
C is for Contact Circular Tube Pressure
E is for Edison Screw
Fa is for Caps for Straight Lamps with Male Terminal
G is for Contact by Simple Pressure Clamps
GU is for Contact by Clamps Protected Lamp Rear Heat Emission
GX is for Contact Reinforced by Pressure Clamps
GZ is for Contact by Clamps for High Output Heat Lamps Rear
R is for Caps for Straight Lamps with Simple Terminals
RX is for Lamp Caps Reinforced Straight Terminals
Depending on the number of contacts:
s is for Simple Contact
d is for Double Contact
q is for Quadruple Contact
To see in detail the characteristics of the different standards of sockets you can visit these external links:
Except where otherwise noted, all 3elamp's products have two year warranty against manufacturing defects.
PAR is the acronym of Parabolic Aluminized Reflector and is an electric lamp type widely used in commercial and residential lighting.
It is accompanied by a number that refers to its diameter (this number, divided by 8, corresponds to the lamp diameter measured in inches.) For example, a lamp PAR30 has a diameter of approximately 3,75 inches.