Within the UK and Europe, it would have been more straightforward if the regulations regarding energy labelling were straight-forward for all of the member states of European Union and also for the whole of the United Kingdom, however the reality is somewhat more complex. Firstly, the definition of the European.

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Whilst looking to write this editorial, there are thoughts that many pre-schools and nursery schools all over the UK and further beyond, are located within buildings, having little natural light, or are poorly illuminated.

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The European Union published the Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/2020 on the 1st of October 2019 on the ecodesign requirements for light sources and separate control gears in accordance with the Directive 2009/125/EC and repealing the three previous regulations of (EC) 244/2009, (EC) 245/2009 and (EU) 1194/2012. The new regulation applies from 1st of September 2021, is binding and directly applicable in all Member States including Northern Ireland.

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Ansell Lighting has achieved LIA Laboratory Certification 003 for its Warrington-based luminaire testing facilities.The laboratory is one of just six in the UK to have achieved the accreditation, enabling Ansell to validate the quality and performance of its new and existing products in-house.

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Designing a lighting installation for the bathroom in your home is not just a straightforward process as in addition to planning the layout solution, there are also strict regulations which need to be adhered to, regarding the voltage and ingress protection of lighting being proposed as well as restriction in the location of individual fittings. It is important to select bathroom lighting which will, in addition to being compliant, provide an installation offering a well illuminated space with good visibility. Bathrooms tend to be limited in size, whilst in some cases also be devoid of natural daylight and the design should create an illusion of a larger space which can be achieved by planning the installation with different forms of lighting. Before starting the design process, consider the possible lighting locations as those positions may fall within different individual zones and could affect the type of lighting equipment required for compliance.

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The term LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, which is a semi-conductor in that it can conduct electrical current and when a current is applied across the LED, this results in the release of energy in the form of photons or light energy. The LED light source is low voltage but also relatively low current making it lower in power and significantly more efficient than the traditional incandescent lamp of previous times. The light power of a LED light is measured in Watts, which is by the equation of the electrical current measured in Amps multiplied by the supply voltage, measured in Volts.

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