EPREL: The product database of the EU Commission

The "EU Product Registration Database for Energy Labelling", EPREL for short, is an electronic database for energy consumption-relevant products. All products marketed in the European Union with energy labels are uniformly recorded in this database. EPREL was launched on Jan. 1, 2019, by the European Commission under the General Ecodesign Directive 2009/15/EC with the goals of "assisting market monitoring authorities, informing the general public and providing the European Commission and its member states with a market overview for future regulation." This with a view to an energy-saving, climate-friendly future.

As of 01.09.2021, the scope will be extended to all light sources by the new Regulation (EU) 2019/2020, the so-called Single Lighting Regulation (SLR). This means that all light sources defined in the regulation must be entered into EPREL.

 How is the EPREL database structured?

The database consists of a restricted conformity part and a public part. The non-public part contains extensive information about impacted products and is used by market surveillance authorities to gain an overview of all energy-related products introduced into the EU. The public part is fed from the audited conformity part and contains relevant information for customers, for example the new energy labels and product data sheets.

The new energy label

The energy consumption label will be based on classes A to G from 01.09.2021. However, transitional periods apply to the predecessor labels with the Plus symbol. It is therefore possible that old and new energy labels will continue to circulate in parallel for a certain period of time. From 01.03.2023, all relevant products must then carry the new label. The rescaling means that all light sources available on the market will effectively be placed in a lower efficiency class when the new label is introduced. Only with further increases in efficiency can products be reassigned to higher classes in the future.

The new label includes:

  • name / trademark
  • model
  • scale of energy efficiency classe
  • energy consumption (kWh/1000h)
  • QR code to EPREL
  • energy efficiency class of the product

We would like to point out that our luminaires, except for individual light sources from the lamp catalogue, are not affected by the labelling requirement.

If you have any questions regarding the new regulation in relation to our products, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please write to us via our contact form.