Energy labels are instruments, which inform the purchaser about energy consumption and support purchasing decisions regarding energy efficiency. Energy label criteria can be used for an environmentally and purposeful purchasing process. With integration of the criteria of energy-labels into purchasing documents, an environmentally friendly procurement can be accomplished.
Some labels are already very well introduced, as for example the ones for household appliances, which is therefore also used for lamps.
However, with the increasing number of energy labels there is a certain risk of confusion of purchasers and end consumers. Therefore, the following pages give an overview of the most relevant energy labels for lighting.